No On I-502 Flashback, Part 2: It Will Set The Stage For Bad Legalization

I-502 brought major changes to cannabis in Washington, but those have come about from regulating a system that was never regulated in the first place.

WASHINGTON:  In Part 1: Feds Will Never Allow $600 Ounces, I showed how three years ago at Seattle Hempfest, leaders of the “No on I-502” campaign were making claims that pot shops would never exist and we’d never make any tax money in Washington State, but if we did, an ounce would cost $600 and never 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…

Washington Cities Rebel Against Rising Pot Industry

America is pro-pot

WASHINGTON:  When Snohomish City Council members voted to ban recreational marijuana businesses in the city, they joined a growing rebellion against the state’s newest industry. Elected leaders of at least 41 cities, including six in Snohomish County, and three counties have enacted prohibitions against wholesale and retail cannabis operations. The list includes Kent and Yakima Read the full article…

Washington Governor Lays Down Marijuana Law: No Cartoons On Sales Packages

Gov. Jay Inslee lays down marijuana packaging laws.

WASHINGTON:  Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said Washingtonians may be allowed to smoke marijuana for recreational use, but that drug sales and marketing packaging put together under his watch won’t be allowed to carry cartoon images, or hit the store shelves without some sort of tamper-proof device to keep out the kids. “We’re not going to allow cartoons, Read the full article…

Washington Liquor Control Board Joins The DEA/Cops In Ability To Confiscate And Destroy Marijuana

Back to the future? Newly adopted Liquor Board rules give LCB agents rights of confiscation.

WASHINGTON:  In a late email Wednesday, the Washington State Liquor Control Board announced that it has given it’s officers the legal right to confiscate and order destroyed marijuana produced in excess of what a grower, producer or retailer is licensed to have. The newly adopted rules also state that LCB enforcers can take or order destroyed Read the full article…

Washington State Starts Processing Pot Applications

Since Monday, the state had received 720 applications online. But only 585 were properly completed, according to a Department of Revenue spokesperson.

WASHINGTON: State investigators are looking into who wants to grow, process or sell pot. Applicants have until December 19 to apply for a recreational marijuana license under Initiative 502. Since Monday, the state had received 720 applications online. But only 585 were properly completed, according to a Department of Revenue spokesperson. The state’s 14 new marijuana license Read the full article…

Washington State Starts Processing Pot Applications

Since Monday, the state had received 720 applications online. But only 585 were properly completed, according to a Department of Revenue spokesperson.

WASHINGTON: State investigators are looking into who wants to grow, process or sell pot. Applicants have until December 19 to apply for a recreational marijuana license under Initiative 502. Since Monday, the state had received 720 applications online. But only 585 were properly completed, according to a Department of Revenue spokesperson. The state’s 14 new marijuana license Read the full article…

WA Liquor Control Board To Hold Public Hearing On Revised Rules For Recreational Marijuana Businesses

The Board’s location restrictions limit retail shops to only a handful of areas in the city.

WASHINGTON: The state Liquor Control Board will hold a public hearing tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss its recent revisions to rules governing recreational marijuana businesses. The meeting will take place at Seattle City Hall‘s Bertha Knight Landes Room, at 600 4th Avenue.

Seattle City Council Votes To Effectively Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

"Requiring medical [marijuana dispensaries] to have a license when the license does not exist is completely unfair," said Alex Cooley, vice president of Solstice, which operates a medical-marijuana growing facility in Sodo.

WASHINGTON: In a meeting still underway, the Seattle City Council has passed a bill that could effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits by requiring the dispensaries to obtain a state medical-marijuana license by 2015—a license that does not exist.

21 marijuana stores planned for Seattle, 1,000-foot rule changed

The Denver County Fair is dropping marijuana exhibits from the event — a year after some people said they were unwittingly served pot-infused chocolate in the "Pot Pavilion."

WASHINGTON: The numbers are in: Seattle is planned to have 21 legal marijuana retail locations starting in 2014. 40 additional stores could dot King County, and there will be 334 legal pot retail locations allowed statewide.