Safely Blazing a Trail in Wa's Marijuana Market

Our voters have said clearly that they want a safe, regulated and fairly taxed marijuana system.  I have worked hard to understand what is needed to get us there. Setting a level of taxation that does not encourage people to stay in the  black market and also makes sure that medical patients are protected is a challenge.  My management experience helped  me tackle these tough issues when I took the position as vice-chair of the legislative committee charged with steering our marijuana policies. We will need to build on the lessons we learn and respond to the challenges that emerge in this constantly evolving area.