Washington Takes Steps To Ban Marijuana Use At Bars
Washington's Liquor Control Board wants to make sure people aren't using marijuana in bars and nightclubs.
OLYMPIA, WA - Washington's Liquor Control Board wants to make sure people aren't using marijuana in bars and nightclubs.
On Wednesday, the board filed a draft rule that would explicitly ban any business with a liquor license from allowing marijuana use on site. One the board's biggest concerns is that people who use marijuana and alcohol could pose an extra danger on the roads if they choose to drive.
Under the recreational marijuana law, it is already illegal to use pot in public, and that includes restaurants, bars and clubs. However, some businesses have tried to find a loophole in the law by allowing customers to use marijuana in"private clubs" within the businesses.
Some business owners have come out against the rule, saying that customers will just smoke outside of the bars.