Washington Medical Marijuana Database May Not Be Operational By July 1

"Treatment with cannabinoids in all cases lead to an improvement of motor symptoms, mainly driven by improvement of dystonia," authors concluded. Patients generally reported "no relevant side effects."

WASHINGTON: The Department of Health wants medical marijuana patients and providers to be prepared for possible delays when Washington’s new medical marijuana law takes effect July 1. The law requires DOH to oversee the development and administration of the medical marijuana authorization database. The agency reportedly is experiencing some software challenges with the database, and it may not be ready Read the full article…

Washington Begins Process Of Aligning Marijuana Stores

4/20 pot sales hit new high

WASHINGTON: Washington on Wednesday adopted emergency rules and issued new draft rules to begin the process of aligning the medical marijuana market with the existing recreational market. The State Liquor and Cannabis Board‘s actions are the result of new legislation which established a priority system for licensing existing medical marijuana stores. The emergency rules, which Read the full article…

New Marijuana Law Side Effect: Youth Possession Now A Felony

Asotin County Prosecutor Ben Nichols says Senate Bill 5052 contains the new language.

Bill sponsor Republican Sen. Ann Rivers of La Center says the tougher penalty was designed to deter minors from trying an adult drug.

WASHINGTON: A prosecutor in southeastern Washington has charged three teens with felonies for marijuana possession, saying a new law demands the higher level of offense. The Lewiston Tribune in Idaho reports three teens ages 14, 15 and 17 have been charged in nearby Asotin County with felonies that could net them up to five years in Read the full article…

Marijuana Stores Could Double In Washington State

Now under a new state law, “gray market” marijuana providers must get state retail licenses or close their doors.

WASHINGTON: Washington could get lots more pot stores. State regulators will allow medical marijuana providers to seek retail licenses later this fall. There are no strict limits on how many new licenses could be granted, and there is no requirement that they focus on medical patients. This sounds like it could mean more competition. But it Read the full article…

Seattle Medical Marijuana Providers Want ‘Good Guy’ Status

Seattle sent two kinds of letters to all medical marijuana businesses: one to “good guys” who have a good shot at getting a state license, and another to “bad guys” who probably won’t.

WASHINGTON:  In the medical marijuana business, Seattle has determined that there are good guys and bad guys. Seattle and King County recently sent letters to all medical marijuana businesses, warning them they need to close. Seattle sent two kinds of letters: one to “good guys” who have a good shot at getting a state license, Read the full article…

Washington’s Medical Cannabis Farmer’s Markets Remain Open, For Now

With recent changes to the medical cannabis laws the future of medical cannabis farmer’s markets in the state are looking uncertain.

WASHINGTON:  With recent changes to the medical cannabis laws in Washington the future of medical cannabis farmer’s markets are looking bleak and uncertain. One market, MMJ Universe in Black Diamond, announced this week that after years of providing a safe access point for thousands of medical cannabis patients they would be shutting down by August 8th. Read the full article…

Some Patients Concerned About New Medical Marijuana Rules

Many patients who depend on medical marijuana are concerned about Washington's new regulations, which could have a big impact once they take effect.

WASHINGTON:  Many patients who depend on medical marijuana are paying close attention to Washington’s new regulations, which could have a big impact once they take effect. “It should be to help patients get more access in this new legal market, not less,” said Cari Boiter, a patient who uses medical marijuana to treat a hereditary Read the full article…