Washington State Official Who Helped Implement Rec Laws Stepping Down
The deputy director of Washington State’s Liquor and Cannabis Board, who had a vital role in crafting the law governing the state’s recreational industry, is stepping down.
Randy Simmons will leave the LCB for a senior administrator position with the state Department of Revenue at the end of August. After a difficult legislative session in which the state’s medical marijuana program was rolled into its recreational market, he said he’s “tired of all the battles going on,” according to the Seattle Times.
Simmons has been lauded for his efforts by industry and state officials alike.