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August 14, 2013 at 4:11 PM
State is blunderingly slow
Recently, I commented on the state Liquor Control Board’s blunderingly slow process for formulating rules for growing and selling pot. [“Board seeks additional time in crafting rules for legal pot,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 14.]
The one constituency the state seems to have forgotten is the consumer. I know the lawyers who wrote Initiative 502 crammed every possible contingency into it. But the worst was putting the state in charge and giving it a year to get the system up and running. It will use every minute of it.
The state is good at lots of things, but as we just voted them out of the liquor business, how on Earth did we think they would be good at the pot business. Once the state’s bureaucrats got a hold of the process, what we get is repeated delay.
How many more delays can we expect?
Peter Arthur, Seattle
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