But Brian Smith with the Washington Liquor Control Board says there have been kinks to work out — like which state agency will collect fees on liquor and which will collect taxes. He says overall prices for consumers have risen about 11 percent. And Smith says some law enforcement officials have heard anecdotal reports of increased shoplifting of spirits.
Do you buy spirits in Washington? What changes have you noticed? If you live in Oregon, do you cross state lines to buy alcohol?
- Brian Smith: Public information officer or the Washington Liquor Control Board
- Edward Cooper:Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations for Total Wine & More