Debate over state’s beer tax hike coming to a head?
Breweries and distributors are lobbying lawmakers to let the state’s temporary beer tax increase expire on July 1, as scheduled, and not adopt a proposal to extend the tax and expand it to even the smallest brewers.
Ballard News Tribune
Bill passed in House to allow wine, beer samples at farmers markets
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welle’s bill to allow wine and beer samples at Farmers Markets all over the state is on its way to becoming law.
A battle over liquor sales to restaurants and bars
A fight about liquor sales to restaurants and bars erupted last week at the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee in Olympia. It’s a fight about how Washington’s new privatized liquor system works, who is allowed to do make money doing what. It is between the [...]
Initiative legalizing pot passes; supporters light up
SEATTLE—Washington state Initiative 502, a measure legalizing marijuana for adults, passed Tuesday night.
The Seattle Times
Voters Approve I-502
Washington state voters made history Tuesday by legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
Washington first state in nation to legalize recreational pot use
Washington voters made their state the first in the [...]
Video on liquor privatization
Millions pulled from the General State Fund (via WSLCB deposits) to private pockets. The WSLCB has always been a not for profit enterprise, all profits used go to the State Super Fund.
A video that covers many of the negative consequences of liquor privatization in Washington was shown before the October 19 Reduced [...]
Too many booze signs are an eyesore and against state liquor laws
YAKIMA, Wash. — They stick out like a sore thumb. Colorful, over-sized signs for booze. It seems like most people have accepted that they just come with the territory at mini marts and gas stations.
Washington’s pot-legalization battle creates odd bedfellows
It’s not surprising that Jim Johnston is passionate about this year’s campaign for Initiative 502, the proposal to legalize marijuana.
The News Tribune
Federal reaction big unknown in legal marijuana question
In the waning days of a campaign to legalize marijuana in California two years ago, all nine ex-directors of the federal [...]
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If you are looking to obtain your Alcohol Server Permit is Washington State, here are some of the ways students get [...]
The Bellingham Herald
Young winery turns Olympic Peninsula town into Little Italy
Though he grew up far from wine country, David Volmut always had an idea that the passion he was born with would lead him to a better life.
The Seattle PI
Hempfest at 21: Marijuana going mainstream?
“A concern I’ve had for quite a few years has been [...]