Legislation enacted in 2017 directs the WSLCB to “conduct a study of regulatory options for the legalization of marijuana plant possession and cultivation by recreational marijuana users.” The study must take into account the “Cole Memo,” issued by the United State Department of Justice in 2013, which outlines the federal government’s enforcement priorities in states where medical or recreational marijuana has been legalized or decriminalized. The study and recommendations are due to the Legislature on Dec. 1, 2017.
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will seek public input on whether the State should allow home grows of recreational marijuana. The public hearing is during the regularly scheduled Board meeting on Oct. 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at its headquarters at 3000 Pacific Avenue in Olympia. Due to space and parking restrictions, the WSLCB encourages written public comment. Written public comment may be submitted by email through Oct. 11, 2017 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The Board may adjust the alloted time for testimony per speaker based on the number of attendees to ensure that all attendees may testify.