Public Forums on I-502 Implementation

The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold six evening public forums across Washington regarding the implementation of Initiative 502. The forums are an opportunity for interested citizens to meet WSLCB staff involved in implementation, be updated on implementation and to provide input to the Board for it to consider as it develops rules.

“Clearly there is passion about what Washington’s system of legal marijuana will look like when fully implemented,” said Board Chair Sharon Foster. “This is an opportunity for the public to meet the Board and staff involved in implementation, learn about our role in implementation, and to provide testimony. We appreciate the cooperation of the Association of Washington Cities for their help in arranging these forums.”

Schedule (2013)

  • 01/22: WSLCB Headquarters, Conference Room 201
    3000 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
  • 01/24: Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
    600 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
    • Video transcript of Seattle Public Forum (2:35)
  • 02/7: Clark College, Vancouver, Geiser Student Center
    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663
  • 02/12: Spokane Convention Center Integra Telecom Ballroom 100A 
    334 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 9920
  • 02/19: McIntyre Hall 
    2501 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
  • 02/21: Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (Room 315)
    1500 Broadway, Tacoma 98402
  • 03/07: Kitsap Conference Center - Room B, C, and D
    100 Washington Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337
    • Audio transcript of Yakima Public Forum (2:09)


  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.            Open house with Board and staff
  • 7:00 – 7:05 p.m.            Board welcome
  • 7:05 – 7:15 p.m.            Overview of Board’s role in implementation and timeline
  • 7:15 – 10:00 p.m.          Public testimony

Public Meetings Accommodations

WSLCB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an individual on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the entity's goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations.

For questions about a reasonable accommodation for a WSLCB agency event, please contact Clarice Nnanabu, Human Resources, at 360-664-1642,  or email:  or Jessica Richards at 360-664-1785 or email:  You can also contact our state TTY service, by calling the  Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.  For all other accommodations, please contact us 2-3 weeks prior to the event to process in a timely manner.  (Examples: sign language interpreter, seat in front, etc.)