Washington state taps brand new seat of cannabis board that is regulatory

Washington state’s marijuana regulatory agency has a new executive.

David Postman was appointed chair of the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Postman, who served as Inslee’s chief of staff from December 2015 until Nov. 15, 2020, starts his term that is six-year on 15, the Associated Press reported.

He replaces Jane Rushford, whose term expired month that is last

The part-time position pays $66,420 a.

Postman year Joins board that is current Ollie Garrett and Russ Hauge.

The LCB holds regular meetings that are public work sessions with stakeholders, makes policy and spending plan choices and adjudicates contested permit applications and enforcement actions against licensees.

Board people additionally hired the agency’s manager, Rick Garza, whom manages operations that are day-to-day

The agency has licensing, enforcement, tax collection and regulatory roles alcohol that is concerning cannabis, vaping and tobacco. A staff is had by the LCB of approximately 350.(*)

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