Washington Bill to Repeal Marijuana Legalization Officially Dead for 2017

A legislative proposal that would repeal marijuana legalization in its entirety has been officially put to rest for the session.

Repeal Marijuana LegalizationThe deadline for legislative proposals to make it out of their initial committees and still be considered for the 2017 session has officially passed, meaningĀ House Bill 2096 is officially dead for the year. Also dead is a bill that would have made it illegal for those 21 and older to smoke cannabis “in the presence” of someone under 18 (both were filed by Representative Brad Klippert).

Given that all bills filed this year are for the 2017/2018 session, these measures will unfortunately still be in play next year, though the complete lack of support beyond Representative Klippert should leave no legalization advocate worried.

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New Washington State Bill Would Repeal Marijuana Legalization, Bring Back Prohibition

Legislation to fully repeal the legalization of marijuana has been filed in Washington State.

House Bill 2096 was filed by State Representative Brad Klippert (R-Kenniwick) with no cosponsors. The measure would fully repeal “the statutes that legalize the use, possession, sale, or production of marijuana and marijuana-related products.”

In other words the measure would bring the state back to before cannabis was legalized in 2012; however, things would be even worse off than then, given that the state’s medical marijuana system was shuttered recently by lawmakers in favor of the regulated market established by Initiative 502 (which this new measure would shutdown).

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