First Draft of Recreational Pot Rules Issued
The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) has issued an initial draft for public comment on recreational marijuana rules.
The board will accept public input through June 10, 2013.
Voters approved legal marijuana for recreational use with the passage of Initiative 502 (I-502) in November 2012.
The WSLCB is seeking public comment on its initial draft rules before officially initiating the formal draft rule-making process in mid-June.
The initial draft rules, posted today on the WSLCB website, was issued to more than 4,700 subscribers on its I-502 email listserv.
The board says the initial draft rules reflect the Board’s stated goal of developing a tightly regulated and controlled recreational marijuana market.
Included in the rules are elements that address out-of-state diversion of product, traceability of product from start to sale, youth access and other public and consumer safety concerns.