by Michael Sarko
- The Capitol Hill Times -
After more than a year of planning, processing and deliberation, the THC train is about to reach its next stop on the legalization line. This week, the Washington State Liquor Control Board is issuing its first producer/processor license for recreational marijuana. The licensee will receive the paperwork at the WSLCB headquarters in Olympia on Wednesday.
The ever-productive Washington State Senate has been arguing about a transportation spending bill for months, and now members on both sides of the aisle say that it’s unlikely that the body will be able to reach a consensus by the session deadline of March 13. Republicans and their supporters in the Majority Coalition Caucus want to put more money into highway preservation and expansion, while Democrats are still holding out for the state general fund to put additional dollars into education.
According to the Office of the Mayor, Seattle isn’t big enough for the Democratic National Convention of 2016. The Democratic National Committee recently asked several major cities to consider hosting the convention, while also providing new requirements for their hosts. Mayor Murray and his spokespeople say that Seattle simply doesn’t have enough hotel rooms, convention space or other amenities to go along with the convention’s itinerant trail of visitors.