Washington State has long been considered on the forefront of cannabis law reform, and over the past several months, things have escalated. Washington voters approved Initiative 502 with a resounding, double-digit victory. Possession of an ounce of cannabis is no longer a criminal offense. Smoking in clear public display is simply a ticket. Hundreds are filling meetings ran by the Liquor Control Board to discuss how legal cannabis retail outlets are going to be regulated. The state’s largest city, Seattle, has well over 100 access points for medical cannabis.
For all intents and purposes, cannabis is the new state flower for Washington.
Even better, voters aren’t the only advocates for change; their legislature is filled with champion reformists. And it shows.
Washington State lawmakers are currently discussing three cannabis-related bills, all of which passed through their respective committees, two unanimously.