Liquor Control Board to Hold I-502 Public Forum in Bremerton on March 7, 2013

New forum added to accommodate interest on Kitsap Peninsula

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) has revised its Initiative 502 public forum schedule to accommodate community interest on the Kitsap Peninsula. The evening public forum will be held March 7, 2013, at the Kitsap Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, Bremerton WA 98337.

The Bremerton forum was added to the schedule after the WSLCB received requests that residents of the peninsula would like an opportunity address the Board. In its first two public forums, the WSCLB drew overflow capacity crowds at its Olympia headquarters and at Seattle City Hall. Additional forums are scheduled for Vancouver, Spokane, Mount Vernon, Yakima and now, Bremerton.

“Clearly there is passion about what Washington’s system of legal marijuana will look like when fully implemented,” said Board Chair Sharon Foster. “This is an opportunity for the public to meet the Board and staff involved in implementation, learn about our role in implementation, and to provide early input as we develop the rules.”


  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.            Open house with Board and staff
  • 7:00 – 7:05 p.m.            Board welcome
  • 7:05 – 7:20 p.m.            Overview of Board’s role in implementation and timeline
  • 7:20 – 10:00 p.m.          Public testimony

Additional information regarding the implementation of I-502 -- including a fact sheet, answers to frequently asked questions and a tentative timeline -- is available on the WSLCB website at





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