WSLCB - Engagement - BIPOC

Board members and staff of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) participate in external engagements in their official capacities.

Prompted by the passage of HB 2870 in the spring of 2020, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) committed to scheduling a series of engagements with "communities of color." Cannabis Observer opted to use the terminology "black, indigenous, and people of color" (BIPOC) rather than "communities of color" in recognition of the likelihood that perceptions about the WSLCB may not be shared within racial and/or ethnic groups, and the so-called war on drugs disproportionately impacted African American communities in Washington and across the United States.

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