Tag: Initiative 502

WA: Over 1,000 Signatures on Petition to End Felonies for Personal Cannabis Possession

A Change.org petition calling on Washington State’s lawmakers to end felonies for personal cannabis possession has received over 1,000 signatures in just a 10-day period. “In Washington the possession of up to 28 grams of cannabis is legal for those 21 and older, due to the passage of Initiative 502 in 2012”, states the petition. …

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Possessing Over 40 Grams of Cannabis, or Sharing Any Amount, is a Felony in Washington State

It’s been over three and a half years since voters in Washington State gave approval to Initiative 502, legalizing the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older. Thousands of arrest have been prevented since the law took effect, and millions in dollars of taxes have been garnered for the …

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King County, WA Lifts Ban on Cannabis Businesses

The King County Council has voted 5 to 3 to lift their ban on legal cannabis businesses. Under the new law, cannabis businesses that are licensed with the state will be authorized to operate within unincorporated King County. There are some restrictions, however, such as cannabis grow operations being required to be on parcels of …

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Washington State Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp

Legislation to legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp in Washington has been given approval by the state’s Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water & Rural Economic Development, and has been sent to the floor of the Senate by the Rules Committee. Under the proposed law – Senate Bill 6206 – the Washington State …

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Bipartisan Washington State Bill Would Legalize Cannabis Cultivation for Everyone 21 and Older

Initiative 502, approved by Washington State voters in 2012, legalized the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis in dried form, up to 16 ounces in edible form, and up to 72 ounces in liquid form, for those 21 and older. The initiative also legalized cannabis retail outlets. What it didn’t legalize, however, was …

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Reminder: Possessing an Ounce and a Half of Cannabis in Washington is a Felony

In Washington State the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis is legal for those 21 and older, due to the passage of Initiative 502 by voters in 2012. The initiative also legalized cannabis retail outlets, with hundreds opened throughout the state. With this in mind, many people don’t realize that possessing just 50% …

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WA: Cannabis Legalization Has Not Increased Teen Usage

Washington State legalizing cannabis has not led to an increase in teens using the substance, according to a study compiled by Washington’s Healthy Youth Survey and published by the Washington State Institute of Public Policy. Between the period of 2002 to 2014, self-reported cannabis use has fell among 8th graders, 10th graders and 12th graders. …

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New Study Shows Which Washington Counties Purchase the Most Cannabis Per Capita

A new study conducted by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy has found that Klickitat County has the highest rate of per capita recreational cannabis sales, averaging $65.80 of cannabis sold for every one person since legal sales began in July, 2014. According to the study, Clark County was second with $56.93 sold per …

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Washington Garners $70 Million in Taxes During First Year of Legal Cannabis Sales

There was over $250 million in recreational cannabis sold in Washington during the first year of legal sales, from July 1st, 2014, to July 1st, 2015. In total, this resulted in over $70 million in taxes for the state, according to data released by the state. In total, there are 160 recreational cannabis outlets reporting …

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WA Liquor Control Board to Allow Roughly 400 Dispensaries to Become Licensed Outlets

On July 24th, the Washington State Liquor Control Board will be renamed the Liquor and Cannabis Board, and will be tasked with deciding which of the state’s currently operating medical cannabis collective gardens – which are forced to close by July 1st, 2016 – will be allowed to become licensed and legal outlets. According to …

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