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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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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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King County Sheriff and Prosecutor Call for Immediate Closure of Dispensaries

King County Sheriff John Urquhart and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg held a press conference today calling for the immediate closure of all medical cannabis dispensaries in unincorporated King County. During the conference, which was held on the sidewalk in front of a sheriff’s office in White Center, Satterberg threatened that dispensaries which are still …

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The “War on Drugs Has Been a Failure”, Says Sheriff of Washington’s Largest County

John Urquhart, Sheriff of the largest county in Washington State, has publicly denounced the drug war, and will speak at an upcoming U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, which is taking place to discuss state and federal cannabis policies. The hearing is designed as a way for the nation to begin forging a better path forward in …

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