The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) is taking public comment for a potential new cannabis shop on the island.
The shop is to be located in the former home of the Vashon-Maury Cooperative Preschool, next to DOVE, at 19001 Vashon Hwy.
Mikhail Carpenter, a spokesman for the cannabis board, said that there is no end date for public comment, but that comments should be submitted sooner rather than later. He noted that comments should pertain to the law and not simply people’s feelings about a new shop. For example, if the proposed shop is near a state-licensed daycare, the control board would want to know.
“We look for those, but it never hurts to have the public look for that as well,” he said.
There are no laws concerning how close marijuana shops can be to domestic violence agencies, he said.
Living Well Enterprises was initially granted a license for use in the Sheffield Building on Vashon, and the current request before the LCB is to change the location to the site on the main highway.
Noting that another cannabis shop recently opened at the south edge of town, Carpenter said there are no restrictions on the number of cannabis stores allowed on Vashon, but he expected market factors would control the number of people interested in opening a store.
People who wish to comment should send their comments to Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Post Office Box 43098, Olympia, Washington 98504-3098, or firstname.lastname@example.org.