AG Ferguson Sues One Of The Nation’s Largest Opioid Manufacturers Over Washington’s Opioid Epidemic

City of Seattle, Ferguson jointly announce separate suits against OxyContin maker

WASHINGTON: Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on a massive deceptive marketing campaign and convincing doctors and the public that their drugs are effective for treating chronic pain and have a low risk of addiction, contrary to overwhelming evidence. This deceptive marketing Read the full article…

Attorney General Urges LCB To Consider All Forms Of Marijuana That Appeal To Children In Rule Making Process

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sent a letter to the Liquor Control Board sharing his recommendations about the board’s proposed permanent rules on recreational marijuana.

WASHIGNTON:  Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sent a letter to the Liquor Control Board sharing his recommendations about the board’s proposed permanent rules on recreational marijuana.  Ferguson highlighted his concern that rules be crafted to address all marijuana products that have the potential to appeal to children.“As our state implements voter-approved recreational marijuana, it’s crucial Read the full article…

Fife Case Could Destroy Marijuana Legalization Effort In Washington, says AG

Washington AG Bob Ferguson said that in the case of MMC, LC v. Fife – where two pot retailers have challenged the city's marijuana retail ban – he has filed a brief opposing Fife's efforts to prevent a marijuana shop from opening in the city.

WASHINGTON: The city of Fife’s legal efforts to restrict marijuana sales could destroy marijuana legalization efforts in Washington state. That’s according to the Washington state Attorney General’s office, which is battling the city in court and siding with state voters who approved Initiative 502, legalizing marijuana sales in the state. Washington AG Bob Ferguson said that in Read the full article…

Washington State Attorney General In Center Of Marijuana Fight

Businesses seeking licenses in cities with marijuana moratoriums are now suing on the grounds that local prohibition of marijuana conflicts with state law.

WASHINGTON:  When state Attorney General Bob Ferguson declared earlier this year that individual cities and counties can ban the growing, processing and selling of recreational marijuana it was taken as gospel by many local officials. As a result, several cities and counties have put the kibosh on pot operations through moratoriums, including some cities in Read the full article…

Bellevue WA City Council Opts Not To Ban Retail Pot Stores

Bellevue, the state’s fifth-largest city, decides against banning legal pot sales.

WASHINGTON: The Bellevue City Council voted Monday night against banning legal pot businesses in the state’s fifth-largest city. Led by Kevin Wallace, several council members said in March they wanted to consider a moratorium or ban on legal pot merchants in light of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s advisory opinion that cities could block the new Read the full article…

Ban On Pot Bans Passing Through Washingon State Legislature

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

WASHINGTON: Lawmakers took steps Wednesday to further address whether or not local governments can choose to ban licensed marijuana businesses. A compromise that emerged out of a House committee Wednesday would give local governments a cut of marijuana tax revenues while requiring them to go along with the state-wide initiative that legalized recreational pot use. The Read the full article…

Ban On Pot Bans Passing Through Washingon State Legislature

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

WASHINGTON: Lawmakers took steps Wednesday to further address whether or not local governments can choose to ban licensed marijuana businesses. A compromise that emerged out of a House committee Wednesday would give local governments a cut of marijuana tax revenues while requiring them to go along with the state-wide initiative that legalized recreational pot use. The Read the full article…