Washington State Appoints New Chair of the Hashish Regulatory Board

Washington state’s marijuana regulator has a new executive.

David Postman has been named chairman of the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) by Governor Jay Inslee.

The postman, who served as Inslee’s chief of staff from December 2015 to November 15, 2020, will begin his six-year tenure on March 15, the Associated Press reported.

He replaces Jane Rushford, whose term ended last month.

The part-time position pays $ 66,420 per year.

Postman joins current board members Ollie Garrett and Russ Hauge.

The LCB holds regular public and working meetings with interest groups, makes policy and budget decisions, and decides on controversial license applications and enforcement measures against licensees.

The board members also hired the agency’s director, Rick Garza, to manage day-to-day operations.

The agency has licensing, enforcement, tax collection, and regulatory functions related to alcohol, cannabis, vaping, and tobacco. The LCB employs around 350 people.

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