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Fundraising Drive Begins for Lawsuits to Save Medical Cannabis in Washington State

As we previously reported, a team of renowned attorneys will soon be filing a set of lawsuits to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052, a regressive medical cannabis proposal recently signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee. The new law, which goes into effect July 1st of next year, will …

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Washington Governor Signs Bill to Close Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed Senate Bill 5052 into law, a proposal that will lead to the closure of every medical cannabis dispensary in the state, while implementing a patient registry and drastically reducing the amount of cannabis a patient can possess and cultivate. Senate Bill 5052 requires all currently operating medical cannabis dispensaries …

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Washington’s Full Legislature Passes Bill to Close Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights, Implement Patient Registry

Washington’s full Legislature has given approval to Senate Bill 5052, a proposal that would drastically reduce the rights of patients in the state, including shutting down every medical cannabis dispensary and implementing a patient registry. The proposal was approved by the House of Representatives with a 60 to 36 vote on Friday, and was concurred …

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Washington House Passes Bill to Close Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights

With a 60 to 36 vote, Washington State’s House of Representatives has approved Senate Bill 5052, a proposal to close every medical cannabis dispensary in the state, in addition to other regressive changes. The proposal has already been approved by the full Senate, but will go back for one final vote given it was amended …

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Washington Bill to Shutdown Dispensaries Passes House Committee

Legislation to shutdown medical cannabis dispensaries, to establish a patient registry and to reduce the amount of cannabis patients can possess and cultivate has been approved by Washington State’s House Committee on Health Care and Wellness. Senate Bill 5052 has already been approved by the state’s Senate, and will be sent to Governor Jay Inslee …

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WA Bill to Add PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition Unanimously Passes Senate Committee

The Washington State Senate Health Care Committee has unanimously passed a measure that would add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for those wanting to become medical cannabis patients. Senate Bill 5379, which was filed by Senator Steve Hobbs who’s an active member of the Army National Guard, has been sent to …

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WA Bill to Legalize Cannabis Cultivation, Shutdown Dispensaries, Unanimously Passes Senate Committee

Washington State’s Senate Commerce and Labor Committee has given unanimous approval to Senate Bill 5519, a proposal to legalize cannabis cultivation for everyone 21 and older, while shutting down dispensaries and reducing the amount of cannabis a patient can possess and cultivate. Senate Bill 5519 would combine the medical and recreational cannabis systems by phasing …

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Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Medical Cannabis Law Filed in Washington

Washington State Representatives Luis Moscoso (D-Mountlake Terrace), Sherry Appleton (D-Poulsbo) and Maureen Walsh (R-Walla Wall) have introduced legislation to create a system of licensing and regulation for medical cannabis dispensaries, and to finally provide arrest protection for qualifying patients. According to a press release sent today by Rep. Mosoco, House Bill 2058 is identical to …

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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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Correcting a Myth: Lifetime Medical Cannabis Recommendations are Legal in Washington State

In Washington State, physicians that specialize in medical cannabis often offer 1-year and 2-year recommendations to qualifying individuals, though don’t offer ones that last indefinitely (‘lifetime recommendations”). Many dispensaries throughout the state, in fact, will deny patients who have lifetime recommendations, claiming that it’s required for a recommendations to be renewed either yearly, or biyearly. …

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