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Cannabis in the Spotlight at North Highline Unincorporated Area Council’s May Meeting

The next chance to connect with your community council is this Thursday – here’s the announcement:

The opportunity to be informed, to be involved and to be heard!

Where? North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting

When? Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 7 p.m.

Join Zoom meeting

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Meeting number 861 8430 3928
Access code: NHUAC2022 (case sensitive)

Unable to join via Zoom? Please call 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 861 8430 3928
Access code: 538997120

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White Center has a colorful history. “During the years of Prohibition (1916-1933), the trade was bootleg liquor. Some members of local law enforcement were involved in the smuggling. After Prohibition ended in 1933, bars and restaurants that served alcohol became an important part of the White Center’s legal business community. White Center – Thumbnail History – HistoryLink.org

The legalization of alcohol endangered the new Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Something had to be banned. Cannabis was chosen for a number of reasons, including money. Companies such as DuPont and Ford feared competition from products that might be made from hemp. Racism was another motivating factor. The “noun…”marihuana” portrays cannabis as alien and dangerously exotic, making it seem like the criminalization of marijuana was necessary to keep the country safe.” The History of Marijuana Prohibition in the United States – CNBS

In 2012, Washington voters legalized the recreational use and sale of marijuana. Since legalization, cannabis stores have become an important part of the community. With them came taxpayer dollars and concerns ranging from the effect of such an abundance of these businesses on our young people to the recent increase in robberies at cannabis stores.

In 2015, the Liquor Board became the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB). So what is the state of alcohol and cannabis businesses in our community and state? The NHUAC will be joined by the LCB Lt. EP Hackenberg and Officer Eric Thomas at our May 5 meeting. You may know Officer Thomas. His territory includes North Highline and he attends meetings of the NHUAC and the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth. We asked Lt. Hackenberg to talk about maintaining security at cannabis stores and other industry-wide issues. We welcome both of them and, of course, the member Bill Kennamer!

Knowledge is power.

Learn, share and help make North Highline a healthier community.

May 5, 2022 at 7 p.m. – Invite your neighbours!



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