May 5th, 7pm – North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Mtg

The Opportunity to Be Informed, Be Involved and Be Heard!

Where?    North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting

When?     Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 7 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86184303928?pwd=VFNRSEtQVHhNMTVzTUZiWXFtYWo5QT09

            Meeting ID      861 8430 3928                        Passcode:   NHUAC2022 (Case Sensitive)

Unable to join via Zoom?  Please call:    253-215-8782 

            Meeting ID:     861 8430 3928                        Passcode:   538997120            

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White Center has a colorful history. “During the Prohibition years (1916-1933), the trade was bootleg liquor.  Some members of local law enforcement were in on the smuggling.’  After Prohibition ended in 1933, bars and restaurants that serve alcohol became a significant part of White Center’s legal business community.   White Center — Thumbnail History – HistoryLink.org  

The legalization of alcohol put the newly formed Federal Bureau of Narcotics at risk.  It needed something to prohibit. Cannabis was chosen for a  number of reasons, including money. Companies such as DuPont and Ford feared competition from products that might be produced from hemp. Racism was another motivator. The ”name…’marihuana” painted cannabis as foreign and dangerously exotic, making it seem as though the criminalization of marijuana was necessary to keep the country safe.”  The History of U.S. Marijuana Prohibition – CNBS

In 2012, Washington voters legalized the recreational use and sale of marijuana.  Since legalization, cannabis shops have become a substantial part of the community.  With them came tax dollars and concerns ranging from the effect of such an abundance of these businesses on our young people to the recent rise in robberies of cannabis shops.

In 2015, the Liquor Control Board became the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB).  So, what is the state of the liquor and cannabis businesses in our community and state?  NHUAC will be joined LCB’s Lieutenant E.P. Hackenberg and Officer Erick Thomas at our May 5th meeting.  You may know Officer Thomas.  His territory includes North Highline, and he participates in NHUAC and Coalition for Drug Free Youth meetings.  We’ve asked Lieutenant Hackenberg to talk about maintaining safety in cannabis stores and other industry wide issues. We welcome them both and, of course, Deputy Bill Kennamer!

                                                           Knowledge is power.

Learn, share, and help make North Highline a healthier community.

May 5, 2022 at 7 pm – Invite Your Neighbors!

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