The Washington State Liquor Control Commission and BOTEC Analyses, the company hired to assist the state commission’s implementation of cannabis industry regulations, has put out a survey for cannabis users to help determine the rules needed for the Evergreen state to effectively regulate cannabis commerce. While Washington residents are the most important participants, out-of-state cannabis users can also provide input, particularly if you live in a neighboring state or will likely be frequenting Washington for business or pleasure.
The first thing that caught my eye, was the fact that the survey states that it will use the word cannabis, instead of marijuana and this is the preferred term by us here at NCC and plenty of folks within the cannabis community because of the racist history of marijuana and the War on Cannabis in general. The survey then asks various questions about frequency of cannabis usage and the variety of ways and forms the user consumes cannabis. The survey also asks about how much you usually pay for cannabis and how much more will you be willing to pay at licensed stores that test for containments and potency.
The survey provides an answer to how much cannabis is in the picture above and asks about usage and how much you typically spend on cannabis. The survey touches on buds, kief, oils, topical salves and edibles, while providing the opportunity to input answers when “other” must be chosen. Please spread the word to cannabis users you know, particularly those that live in Washington so the commission can get accurate detailed information to help implement the necessary rules and regulations. Washington and Colorado are leading the way for other states. Let’s help them lead us well. HERE is a link to the survey, you don’t give any identifiable information, so participation is kept confidential.