House Democrats should tread carefully in tinkering with marijuana rules

Three top Democrats in the state House have asked the Washington State Liquor Control Board to slow down the process of creating the voter-approved marijuana market. The state Liquor Control Board is planning to issue the marijuana grower licenses beginning in mid-May. But Rep. Ross Hunter, chair of the House Appropriations committee, said, "There is no rush." Hunter, along with Reps. Christopher Hurst, D-Enumclaw, and Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, sent a letter to the Liquor Control Board this week intended to slow implementation.