The The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) board meeting on Saturday, March 15 will discuss the impacts of marijuana implementation under Initiative 502 on the API community.

Michael Langer, chief of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Office of Behavioral Health and Prevention, will lead a presentation at 9:30 a.m. The audience will be able to ask questions following the presentation at about 10:00 a.m.

“This will be an important opportunity for the community to hear about the changes in law and what the state is doing to educate youth and families about marijuana legalization,” CAPAA said in a statement.

Initiative 502 (I-502) establishes precedent for growing, processing, retailing, and possessing marijuana. I-502 also earmarks 60 percent of revenues from a 25 percent marijuana excise tax into a “Dedicated Marijuana Fund” that goes toward substance-abuse prevention, research, education and health care.

CAPAA Board Meeting
Saturday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m.
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409

For more on how marijuana affects the API community, visit:


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Marijuana Industry: Asian Pacific Islander Business Owners, Users Keep an Eye Out
Co-ops: APIs Work to Break the Stigma of Medical Marijuana
Vietnamese Marijuana Growers Through the Eyes of their Defense Attorney
That’s Dope: Medical Marijuana Helps Relieve Man’s Gout
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