Liquor and Cannabis Board

Liquor and Cannabis Board

In the states that have legalized marijuana, Washington is the only one that does not allow recreational users the freedom to grow their own cannabis. Now the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board is offering the legislature some home grow options.

Inland Journal, Dec. 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017

Inland Journal for December 7, 2017

This week on Inland Journal:

    ▪    Spokane County Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz talks about a health district resolution that would support a change in Washington’s minimum legal smoking age from 18 to 21.
    ▪    Steve Jackson reports on Washington state legislation to allow people to grow a small number of marijuana plants.
    ▪    We’ll talk with the founding dean of Idaho’s new medical school, which recently received permission to recruit students for its first class.
    ▪    And we’ll meet a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Spokane who served with the Dalai Lama at the Tibetan government in exile in India.

In the states that have legalized marijuana, Washington is the only one that does not allow recreational users the freedom to grow their own cannabis.

Now the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board is offering the legislature some home grow options.

Barmansjournal.com

When you walk into the liquor section at Costco — and other major retailers in Washington — you can find and purchase private label beers, wines and liquors. It’s legal for those stores to sell private label beers and wines, but, as it turns out, it’s illegal for them to sell private label spirits.

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board had hoped the legislature would change that this year. It supported a bill moved partway through the legislative process before dying. Now, the state board is deciding its next action. That could potentially include requiring retailers that sell private label spirits to pull them from their shelves.

weedist.com

Much of the focus in Olympia is on K-12 education and satisfying a state Supreme Court mandate that Washington spend more money on public schools. That would take some of the burden for funding schools away from local property taxes.

But marijuana has been on the agenda too. The state is still making adjustments to the system for regulating and taxing it.