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Multiple Changes to Washington’s Medical Cannabis Law Now in Effect

Several provisions found in Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052, signed by Governor Jay Inslee in April, go into effect today, July 24th. Although most of the changes are regressive, such as eliminating in-home collective gardens, post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries have been added to the list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions. One …

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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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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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WA Liquor Control Board Confused About New Medical Cannabis Law

As part of the recent passage of Senate Bill 5052 in Washington State, those under 21 are no longer allowed to participate in collective gardens, or even so much as enter a dispensary. The law establishes a misdemeanor penalty for those under 21 who do participate in collectives. However, the state’s Liquor Control Board (LCB), …

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Washington: Those Under 21 Can No Longer Participate in Medical Cannabis Collective Gardens

In April, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5052 into law, despite statewide protest from patient advocates. The majority of this measure, including the portion that shuts down medical cannabis dispensaries and the provision that drastically reduces the amount of cannabis patients can possess and cultivate, doesn’t go into effect until July 1st, …

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Washington: $25 Million in Legal Recreational Cannabis Sold in April, Over $6 Million in Taxes Garnered

There was nearly $25 million in recreational cannabis sold in Washington in April, the largest amount sold in the state since legal sales began last July. In total, there was $24.8 million in legal recreational cannabis sold in April, resulting in $6.2 million in taxes for the state. This is according to recent numbers released …

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Proposal to Drastically Alter WA’s Medical Cannabis Law Approved by Senate Committee

A proposal to drastically alter Washington State’s medical cannabis law has been approved 11 to 2 by the Senate Health Care Committee, and is scheduled for a public hearing today at 3:30PM in the Senate Ways and Means Committee, where its passage will set it up for a full Senate vote. If approved into law, …

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Washington State Garners $16 Million in Taxes from Legal Cannabis in 2014

With less than 100 stores operating throughout the state, and despite sales not taking starting until July, Washington State garnered over $16 million in excise taxes from over $64 million in cannabis sold in 2014, according to recent figures released by the state’s Liquor Control Board. In total, 99 cannabis retail outlets have been licensed …

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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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Washington: Liquor Control Board Calls for Cannabis Cultivation Limit to be Quadrupled

Washington State Liquor Control Board Spokesman Brian Smith announced Friday that the group is proposing that the state more than quadruple its legal limit for cannabis cultivation. The Board is calling for the amount of cannabis allowed to be grown throughout the state from 2 million square feet to 8.5 million. The proposed change is …

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