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WA Lege Day 29: Pot and booze on the agenda

OLYMPIA — A heavy hearing day — in more ways than one — with no real floor action scheduled in either chamber.

The House Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee has a hearing on a bill to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. Don't expect any new arguments for or against, but a Legislative session isn't really a session without at least one propoal to legalize pot.

The Senate Labor, Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee has a hearing on a bill to allow craft distillers — the hard liquor equivalent to boutique wineries — to sell their wares at farmer's markets. The same committee has a hearing on former state Sen. Chris Marr's appointment to the State Liquor Control Board.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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