WSLCB Announces Washington Marijuana Surveys

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has announced two online surveys, open to the general public, that BOTEC Analysis Corporation will be using to help the board make informed decisions about the existing marijuana consumer base. If you live in Washington, please take a moment to fill them out and contribute to the birth of this industry!

Here is the announcement sent via WSLCB’s ListServ email:

The WSLCB is facilitating a request from BOTEC Analysis Corporation, our contracted marijuana consultants, seeking survey participants for two separate research projects. The more people who participate in each survey the more accurate and refined the results will be. If you are interested in participating the details on each of them is located below:

  • Angela Hawken, a professor of public policy at Pepperdine University and a co-author of “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know” is studying the economics of cannabis production. To do so, she’s collecting data from cultivators on their operating costs and has built an easily-accessible web survey on the economics of cultivation ( In particular, she is looking for those cultivators with the business sense and awareness of their books to provide substantive answers. Each respondent improves Dr. Hawken’s model of the cannabis industry by providing more evidence on the actual costs of cannabis production.
  • Beau Kilmer, a research with the RAND Corporation, is working to learn more about cannabis consumption throughout the state.  As part of that task he’s developed a short and confidential survey (no more than 15 minutes for heavy users, less for others) which asks users about how much cannabis they use, what products they use, how much they spend, etc. The survey will be the most detailed yet on cannabis use habits, and is available at


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