Washington Proposes Medical Marijuana Registry, Tax Exemption

I-502 applicants at WSLCB Workshop in Seattle,WA.

WASHINGTON: Medical marijuana patients in Washington would have to register with the state if they don’t want to pay pot taxes. That’s just one recommendation issued Monday for sweeping changes to the state’s largely unregulated medical pot industry.

Medical Marijuana Case Headed To ND Supreme Court

Their lawyers argued that the pot prescriptions should be a valid defense, even though North Dakota does not permit medicinal marijuana.

NORTH DAKOTA: Two Dickinson residents who say that their prescriptions for medical marijuana from Washington state allowed them to have the drug in North Dakota have pleaded guilty to possession charges.

Medical Marijuana Case Headed To ND Supreme Court

Their lawyers argued that the pot prescriptions should be a valid defense, even though North Dakota does not permit medicinal marijuana.

NORTH DAKOTA: Two Dickinson residents who say that their prescriptions for medical marijuana from Washington state allowed them to have the drug in North Dakota have pleaded guilty to possession charges.

Half-Million Floridians Might Be In Line For Medical Marijuana

So far, 33 Floridian physicians have completed the required low-THC cannabis continuing medical education courses provided online by the Florida Medical Association.

FLORIDA: Nearly a half-million Floridians could be getting a legitimate high if voters approve a constitutional amendment making medical marijuana legal. In the first of three estimating conferences dealing with the financial impact of the medical marijuana amendment, state economists on Monday learned that more than 1.6 million Floridians would be eligible for the treatment, according Read the full article…

It's Official: State Proposes Gutting Medical Cannabis Law

The basic idea is that the voter-approved medical cannabis law would be mostly scrapped, and patients who are accepted into a proposed government registry would be allowed tax deductions on pot, which could only be purchased at I-502 stores.

WASHINGTON: Earlier this month we revealed state plans to end medical cannabis as we know it: to reduce patient possession limits, remove patient growing rights, and eliminate certain defenses for medical cannabis patients charged with pot crimes.

It's Official: State Proposes Gutting Medical Cannabis Law

The basic idea is that the voter-approved medical cannabis law would be mostly scrapped, and patients who are accepted into a proposed government registry would be allowed tax deductions on pot, which could only be purchased at I-502 stores.

WASHINGTON: Earlier this month we revealed state plans to end medical cannabis as we know it: to reduce patient possession limits, remove patient growing rights, and eliminate certain defenses for medical cannabis patients charged with pot crimes.

The Day Medical Cannabis Became Legal in Washington

The court held that persons suffering from debilitating conditions do have an affirmative defense in trial even though they have not yet obtained an authorization from a qualifying physician.

WASHINGTON: Until now, medical cannabis patients in Washington have felt uneasy of the so-called “legal protections” that have been in place to protect them from arrest and prosecution. Well over a decade ago the voters approved the medical use of cannabis for certain conditions. Some of the first patients were arrested, charged, and prosecuted for the Read the full article…

Are Towns Opposed To Marijuana Dispensaries Shooting Themselves In The Foot?

The WSLCB has temporarily lifted the restriction to allow licensed producers to meet the demand expected with the opening of new retail stores. A new cap will be applied at a later date.

MASSACHUSETTS: Some say the advent of medical marijuana dispensaries will be like a shot of B12 for local economies, as they cash in on the excise and sales taxes they generate. They say towns that don’t welcome these medical cannabis labs will shoot themselves in the foot while the towns that do will reap the rewards.