Civic Cocktail

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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 

Civic Cocktail: Pot and Culture
Civic Cocktail: Pot and Culture
December`s Civic Cocktail, a monthly event dedicated to civic conversation, featured two lively panel discussions on the state of culture and cannabis in Seattle. City Attorney Pete Holmes and the ACLU`s Alison Holcomb discussed rules for a legal marijuana system, including increasing the number of pot stores in Seattle to zoning for pot commerce. Randy Engstrom, director of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture; James Keblas, director of the Seattle Office of Film + Music; and The Seattle Times` "Seattle Sketcher" Gabriel Campanario touched on film incentives, funding for arts education and the role of arts in the redevelopment of Seattle`s waterfront. Joni Balter moderated with input from journalists Joel Connelly of, Joe Copeland of Crosscut and Deborah Wang of KUOW.