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Public Forum on Legal Pot Set for Feb. 21 in Tacoma

The meeting was originally scheduled to take place in Olympia but has since been moved to the Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

A public forum on our state's legalization of marijuana will take place in Tacoma on Feb. 21.

The Washington Liquor Control Board announced Thursday it was moving the meeting, originally located in Olympia, to the Tacoma Convention and Trade Center so residents from the South Sound region can attend a single forum.

The meeting is one in a series of forums where the public can comment on how the state ought to implement I-502, the voter-approved initiative that . 

Last month, to weigh in on topics ranging from the price of legal marijuana to how many producer licenses the state will issue. By Dec. 1, 2013, the state must implement a new structure for growing, selling, taxing and regulating marijuana for use by people 21 and older.

The Feb. 21 event begins at 6 p.m. in room 315 at 1500 Broadway in Tacoma. Here is a schedule from the liquor control board:

  • 6 to 7 p.m.: Open house with board and staff
  • 7 to 7:05 p.m.: Board welcome
  • 7:05 to 7:15 p.m.: Overview of board’s role in implementation and timeline
  • 7:15 to 10 p.m.: Public testimony

For more information, visit the liquor board's website.

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