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February 27, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Liquor prices: Consumers have been the losers of I-1183

Since the fleecing of Washington consumers with the passage of Initiative 1183 [“Another possible booze price hike looms over Wash.” Local News, Feb. 23] — where the Liquor Control Board vacated the liquor business, sold their store leases, eliminated their retail employees, then raised taxes and added additional taxes — there have been…


Comments | More in alcohol | Topics: Initiative 1183, Tom Shafer, washington state liquor control board

August 14, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Additional time to create rules for legal pot

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…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: legal pot, marijuana, rules