Anticipating a large crowd at Tuesday’s forum on legalized marijuana rules, a state agency made an 11th hour decision to move to a bigger room.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board’s forum on its efforts to comply with Initiative 502 will be held in the
The three previous forums all generated crowds bigger than the Council Chambers and an overflow room for 100 people would have held, Mikhail Carpenter said. More than 350 people showed up for the first forum in
The convention center ballroom will hold 450, and can be expanded if necessary.
The board announced new locations for other planned forums, and added new meetings to its schedule early last week. But the new location for
Carpenter said the board hopes to a sign at City Hall directing people to the Convention Center, which is several blocks east on
I-502 made the private use of marijuana by people 21 and over legal, but currently there's not a legal way to purchase the drug. The law put the board in charge of adopting rules for growing, processing and selling marijuana, with a mandate to have those rules in place by Dec. 1.