WA State Commerce & Labor Meeting

IMPORTANT Must Attend Meeting! This issue has state wide implications for the siting of retail stores and would provide those looking to push retailers out of existing locations a path to do so. PLEASE show up and get involved.

When:  Thursday May 12th, 9:00am-11:00am


Spokane City Council Chambers

Spokane City Hall

808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard

What: Washington Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Meeting in Spokane; 


This is a Work Session & the following will be discussed:

  1. Authorizing local governments to prohibit the operation of licensed marijuana retail businesses within alcohol impact areas [S-5228.1].
  2. Issues and concerns surrounding the siting of marijuana businesses.
  3. Invited panels.

The chair of this committee is Sen. Michael Baumgartner, he has reached out to various individuals to serve as panelist and provide insight into the following:

  • - Any city ordinances and the policy making process regarding marijuana businesses;
  • - Whether the Council was aware that the City could object to licensing of a marijuana business;
  • - How the Council weighed any decision on making objections;
  • - Whether there were concerns or objections raised by the public;
  • - Whether any objections were made to the Liquor Cannabis Board and if so, how were they considered by the LCB;
  • - Any issues or concerns the Council has discussed to improve siting of retail marijuana establishments; and
  • - Discuss the draft bill.

The draft  bill they are discussing:


Alcohol impact area = http://www.liq.wa.gov/licensing/alcohol-impact-areas


May 12, 2016 at 9am - 11am


Spokane City Council Chambers
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201
United States
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