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Seattle City Council Unanimously Loosens Restriction on Cannabis Businesses

In a unanimous Monday vote, Seattle’s City Council gave approval to a proposal that drastically shrinks the buffer zones that separate legal cannabis businesses from locations such as public parks and schools. Under current state law, the buffer zone between cannabis businesses and public locations such as parks is set at 1,000 feet; however, the …

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Firms File Multiple Complaints Against Seattle Mayor to Protect Cannabis Patient’s Rights

Four attorneys representing three different law firms have filed suit to stop Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s crackdown on patients and purveyors in medical cannabis. They will be holding a joint press conference on September 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm at 119 1st Ave S Suite 260, Seattle, WA 98104. Mayor Murray recently forced an Ordinance …

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Seattle Hempfest 2015 is Less than Two Weeks Away

Seattle Hempfest, one of the world’s most attended free speech events, is less than two weeks away. This year’s event takes place on August 14th, 15th and 16th, starting at noon on the 14th and 10am on the 15th and 16th; it ends at 8pm on all three days. Seattle Hempfest – often referred to …

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Seattle: 90% of Tickets for Public Cannabis Consumption Given to Men

A new study released by the Seattle Police Department (SPD) has found that tickets distributed for the public consumption of cannabis have overwhelmingly gone to men, and disproportionately to minorities. The study found that men received roughly 90% of the 85 tickets distributed between July 1st, 2014, through the end of the year. The study …

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Seattle City Council Unanimously Passes Measure to Shutdown Most Dispensaries

A proposal to shutdown over half of the medical cannabis dispensaries located in Seattle has been unanimously approved by the city’s council. The measure, which was put forth by Mayor Ed Murray, will go into effect 30 days after he signs it. Under the new law, any medical cannabis dispensary that opened after January 1st, …

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Seattle: City to Introduce Plan for Shutting Down Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Seattle city officials held a private meeting recently where they presented a tentative resolution that will soon be presented to the City Council that would separate medical cannabis establishments into tiers, with the goal of shutting many down in the coming months. Under this proposal – which is designed in response to the passage of …

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Seattle Issues Hundreds of Cease and Desist Letters to Dispensaries Ordering Them to Shut Down

The City of Seattle has issued over 300 cease and desist letters to dispensaries throughout the city, ordering them to shut down by July 1st, 2015, unless they can obtain a license from the Washington State Liquor Control Board, despite no such license existing for medical cannabis facilities. On Thursday last week, the city sent …

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Seattle’s Second Recreational Cannabis Retail Outlet Plans to Open Tuesday

Uncle Ike’s will become Seattle’s second recreational cannabis retail outlet on Tuesday when it opens at 2310 East Union Street. According to owner Ian Eisenberg, he received a license to open the shop from the state’s Liquor Control Board earlier this week, and says they should be ready to sell cannabis to anyone 21 and …

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Seattle City Attorney Seeks Dismissal of All Tickets for Public Cannabis Consumption Between January and July

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is seeking the dismissal of all tickets distributed in the city for the public consumption of cannabis between January 1st and July 31st of this year, after it was found that more than 80% of the tickets were given by one officer who calls the state’s legalization of cannabis “silly”. …

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Seattle Police Chief Calls for Dismissal of Cannabis Tickets

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has called for the dismissal of dozens of tickets for consuming cannabis in public given by an officer who was found to have distributed over 80% of the tickets in the city in the first 7 months of the year. The announcement came from Sergeant Sean Whitcomb, spokesman for the …

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