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Public can now comment on medical-marijuana regulations

The three state agencies responsible for drafting recommendations to the Legislature on medical marijuana Monday published their timeline and announced a process for the public to provide written comment. The public may provide written comment at medicalmarijuana@liq.wa.gov.

Section 141 of the state operating budget directs the Liquor Control Board to work with the departments of Revenue and Health to develop recommendations to the Legislature regarding the interaction of medical marijuana and the emerging recreational marijuana system. The workgroup, which includes senior staff from each agency, has been meeting since July.

Date and milestone

Oct. 21,

Provide draft recommendations to stakeholders for comment

Nov. 8,

Deadline for written comments

Nov. 21-22

Present draft recommendations to appropriate House and Senate committees at Legislative Assembly Days

Jan. 1,

Deadline for delivering final recommendations to the Legislature

For more information about the current state of medical marijuana,  visit the WSLCB website at www.liq.wa.gov or the Department of Health website at www.doh.wa.gov.

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