PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New chapter 314-55 WAC, Marijuana licenses and requirements in TITLE 314 WAC. New sections will be created to implement marijuana retail licenses and requirements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 69.50.342.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Initiative 502 legalized marijuana for recreational use under certain conditions. I-502 also created three new license types and requirements for each license type. Requirements were also created for the producing, processing, and retail sales of marijuana. This rule making is the third rule making to begin implementation of Initiative 502 by drafting rules for the marijuana retail license and requirements.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussions formulating this rule change by contacting or sending written comments to the agency staff listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Karen McCall, Agency Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1631, fax (360) 664-9689.
March 13, 2013