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State Liquor Control Board Issues Timeline for Recreational Marijuana Rules

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Liquor Control Board has issued it's specific dates for recreational marijuana rules.

 The current timeline does not list specific dates, instead it notes milestones as falling early, middle or late in a given month for the remainder of 2013.

Here is the latest timeline:

June 19, 2013             Board work session on proposed rules (schedule will be posted here soon);

July 3, 2013                 Board files official draft rules (CR 102) with the state Code Reviser;

August 7, 2013            Public hearing on draft rules;

August 14, 2013          Board adopts rules;

September 14, 2013   Effective date for rules; and

September 14, 2013   WSLCB begins accepting applications for all license types.

Monday was the deadline for collecting public input on its first cut of draft rules that were released on May 16, 2013. While the initial written comments on the rules were relatively light, the agency received extensive written comment over the weekend and throughout the day from public and private organizations.

The WSLCB is drafting the rules that, together with Colorado, will govern the world's only comprehensive systems of growing, processing and retailing marijuana for recreational use.