Now that the federal government has clarified its position on voter-approved marijuana use state laws, the State Liquor Control Board tomorrow will take action on the proposed rules to implement I-502.

This will be one step closer to commercial sales and growing of the formerly banned substance. This initiative was approved in 2012 decriminalizing the personal use of small amounts of pot.

Should the Board adopt the proposed rules, staff will immediately file a supplemental CR 102 (proposed rulemaking) with the Code Reviser’s Office. This will be an important milestone in the official process of rule adoption.

The Board will take action at its regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 4, at its Olympia headquarters office. There will not be public comments taken at this meeting. Public hearings on the proposed rules are currently being scheduled and will be announced soon.