Although Initiative 502 legalized the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana products in Washington back in 2012, voters are still asked to provide input at the ballot box.
Sometimes, cannabis issues and knowledge can be part of a candidate’s political platform or background, including those eager to change laws to benefit citizens or business owners. Sometimes it’s an interest in adjusting local policies governing growing or selling.
In Spokane, a candidate with professional cannabis experience is seeking a legislative seat.
Democrat Jessa Lewis is hoping to fill the District 6 position of State Sen. Michael Baumgartner (R), who is running for Spokane County treasurer.
Lewis, born in Colville and raised in Spokane, is a graduate of Ferris High School and is an alumna of Spokane Falls Community College. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Resource Management and Energy Policy from Evergreen State College and a master’s in Business Administration from Presidio Graduate