Unlicensed Marijuana Businesses Will Soon Close In Unincorporated King County

King County Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff announce a King County effort aimed at closing down unlicensed medical marijuana businesses.

WASHINGTON:  King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg and King County Sheriff John Urquhart announced today a King County effort aimed at closing down unlicensed marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated King County. Fifteen such businesses operating in unincorporated King County were sent letters earlier in the week informing them that they do not have state-approved licenses Read the full article…

Washington State Sheriff Endorses Oregon Marijuana Regulation Measure

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WASHINGTON:  The Sheriff of King County, which includes the greater Seattle area, has taken the unprecedented step of endorsing a marijuana regulation measure on the ballot in the state next door. King County Sheriff John Urquhart supported Washington state’s successful 2012 initiative to regulate marijuana, and he said he supports Oregon’s Measure 91 because Washington state’s regulated Read the full article…

Banking Regs Are Next Hurdle For Legal Marijuana

“Cash-only businesses are prime targets for armed robberies and cash-only businesses are very difficult to audit, leading to possible tax evasion, wage theft and the diversion of resources we need to protect public safety,” Urquhart said.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The federal government is taking a hands-off approach to state marijuana legalization schemes, at least for the time being. But as Washington and Colorado begin to create the regulatory framework for legal marijuana, they may require some federal help.