Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law an overhaul of Washington's medical marijuana market that creates a voluntary database of patients and cracks down on unregulated dispensary sales.
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Mayor Ed Murray’s office outlined its plan for the medical-marijuana industry this afternoon. The plan calls for licensing of recreational and medical-marijuana businesses and creates regulations for medical-marijuana providers.
When the first sales of legal recreational marijuana took place in Washington state this July, there were no edible products in sight.
Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put the drug in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules.
The state Liquor Control Board has changed its tune on allowing medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis. It does now recommend patients be allowed to grow up to 6 plants for personal use.
The three state agencies and the governor's office that constitute the state's medical marijuana working group on Monday released their draft recommendations for dealing with medical marijuana
Voters in the state approved marijuana legalization in November. Now, it's time to establish a system to tax-and-regulate.
Voters approved the marijuana legalization initiative I-502 in Washington state last November, and it is now legal to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, but a full-blown marijuana commerce industry doesn't just happen overnight.
Prominent policy analyst and UCLA professor Mark Kleiman has won Washington State's consulting contract on I-502 implementation.
The state Liquor Control Board has an interesting job in the year ahead: to get into the weeds of how marijuana is grown, sold and used.