Washington To Begin Accepting Applications In November From Marijuana Retailers

By Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML

Washington state regulators today finalized rules to govern the state’s nascent marijuana retailjar market. Beginning on November 18, regulators will begin formally accepting applications from those seeking state licenses to commercially produce, process, and sell cannabis to those age 21 and over. A press release regarding the state’s forthcoming rules and the application process is available here.

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Medical Cannabis Regulations Approved in Connecticut

Connecticut’s regulations review committee has approved a set of regulations which will allow the state to move forward with its medical cannabisconnecticut-sign program, which was approved in 2011.

Under the new regulations, the Department of Consumer Protection will be tasked with reviewing applicants for both dispensaries, as well as for licensed cannabis producers; the number of producers will be limited to no more than 10, and no less than 3 – dispensaries will be limited at a later date, dependent on the number of registered patients.

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