Center for Legal Cannabis

Legal Cannabis Week #-1

1. I-502 zoning lecture tomorrow at noon

Thinking about vying for one of those uncertain-to-materialize, federally-questionable state licenses to produce, process or retail cannabis? Here's a tip: location, location, location. Section 6(8) of Initiative 502 states:

"The state liquor control board shall not issue a license for any premises within one thousand feet of the perimeter of the grounds of any elementary or secondary school, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park, public transit center, or library, or any game arcade admission to which is not restricted to persons aged twenty-one years or older."

Join me Tuesday, Nov. 27 at noon for a discussion on I-502 zoning. The I-502 zoning language is extremely restrictive, covering the vast majority of urban areas. I am mapping these zones in King County, and have completed layers for many of them — schools, parks, playgrounds, and game arcades — freely available at Other layers, especially child care centers, will cover a fair amount of additional area.

Lecture: I-502 Zoning in King County

  • WHO: Ben Livingston, Center for Legal Cannabis
  • WHEN: Tue Nov 27 @12pm
  • WHERE: Surf Incubator, 821 2nd Ave #800 in Seattle
  • TICKETS: 5 seats @ $30, 15 seats @ $40

Note that I had scheduled an evening lecture, but cancelled that for lack of interest on such short notice. Please consider supporting this effort; one will almost certainly find value in the research and services provided.

2. News links

Pot dealers ponder life in legitimate business
Nov 25 | Tacoma News Tribune

Marijuana’s foot in the door
Nov 25 | Washington Post

Hemp: Could the US rekindle its love affair?
Nov 25 | BBC News

How will marijuana legalization impact Sammamish?
Nov 24 | Sammamish Review

Give Pot a Chance
Nov 22 | New York Times Blog

US marijuana legalisation fuels Mexico drugs war debate
Nov 20 | BBC News

Guess how much British Columbians spend on pot each year?
Nov 20 | The Province

Law Enforcement Community Members Urge Obama, Holder To Respect State Marijuana Legalization Laws
Nov 20 | Huffington Post

Post I-502: Opening a Business Account for Canna-Business?
Nov 20 | Northwest Credit Union Association

Sean Cecil, Attorney Canna Law Group