Everyone in Olympia Has A Pot Plan

New marijuana bills are being introduced all the time and things are getting downright strange.

WASHINGTON:  It’s progress that Washington State’s most high-profile drug war is presently being fought with bills and proposed amendments in the hushed chambers of the Capitol building in Olympia. But it’s still a goddamn mess. This year, lawmakers are under pressure to reconcile our largely unregulated medical marijuana market with the highly regulated recreational market. Read the full article…

Washington: Lawmakers To Consider Measure To Vacate Past Marijuana Convictions

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WASHINGTON:  House lawmakers are considering legislation, House Bill 1041 providing for the vacation of past misdemeanor marijuana offenses. The measure states: “Every person convicted of a misdemeanor marijuana offense under RCW 69.50.4014, who was twenty-one years of age or older at the time of the offense, may apply to the sentencing court for a vacation of the applicant’s Read the full article…

Medical Cannabis Lobby Day In Olympia Brings Out Local Business Owners

In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states.

By TwiceBakedinWA WASHINGTON: While attending the 2015 Medical Cannabis Lobby Day in Olympia, Washington, I had the chance to talk with Ah Warner CEO of Cannabis Basics, a  Seattle-based company that makes cannabis topicals. Ah was in the State Capital representing Americans for Safe Access and lobbying for the big medical marijuana bills that will potentially pass this legislative session. She was Read the full article…

Guest: Eliminate The Differences Between I-502 And Medical Marijuana Law

Reforming the state’s medical-marijuana law means all adults would have the same option to grow their own marijuana or purchase it from a store, and they won’t need a medical authorization for either.

WASHINGTON:  As medical marijuana heads back to Olympia, legislators are bracing for a rerun of last session’s drama of makeshift dispensary operators and self-appointed patient advocates decrying any effort to rein in abuses of the law. Lawmakers face many competing priorities, but it’s important they clean up Washington’s medical-marijuana mess. Before licensed marijuana retail stores Read the full article…

Customers Flock To Thurston County’s First Legal Marijuana Retail Store

Colorado is marking one year since it became the first state to allow recreational pot.

WASHINGTON:  Thurston County’s first legal marijuana retailer opened for business at noon Friday, ready to make history. At least 100 customers had lined up outside 420 Carpenter, located in an office complex at 422 Carpenter Road SE in the Lacey area. “This should have been happening a long time ago,” owner Chad Champagne told the Read the full article…

Washington State Looks To Regulate Medical Marijuana As Legal Recreational System Takes Hold

Lawmakers in Olympia have worried that the largely unregulated medical system would undercut the taxed, recreational industry, and U.S. Justice Department officials have warned that the state's medical marijuana status quo is untenable.

WASHINGTON:  Dozens of marijuana plants await harvest at a production site for “Loaded Soda,” an Olympia-based business that provides marijuana-infused sodas, vitamin waters and other products to more than 400 medical marijuana collectives throughout the state. Owner Dave Kois stands in the middle of the three-foot plants, discussing the different strains of marijuana that he’s Read the full article…

Washington State Legislators Pass Hemp Nullification Bill

Rep. Matthew Shea Gets Hemp Bill Passed in Washington State House

WASHINGTON:  State legislators in the Washington House of Representatives just voted unanimously (97:0) to approve HB1888, which effectively nullifies the federal ban on hemp within the state of Washington. State Rep. Matthew Shea (R-Spokane Valley) is the bill’s main sponsor. “This is a phenomenal bill, expanding freedom, allowing jobs to be created – a new market Read the full article…

The Faces Of Activism: Kari Boiter

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By Tawnee Lynee Cowan WASHINGTON: Last year I found myself wanting to do more than sit behind my computer and gripe about the government. I wanted to become part of the voices that created the change we so desperately need in our world. So I joined protests against GMO’s. I joined rallies for patients rights Read the full article…

Creating The Cures

MMJ activist Dawn Darington is a woman on a mission.

By Tawnee Cowan WASHINGTON: Dawn Darington is a woman on a mission. Dawn is desperately seeking the cure for cancer using cannabis, and at the same time reaching out to teach all of us in the community how to heal ourselves and others. Dawn is known to say, “Education is key.” Some time ago a patient Read the full article…

Creating The Cures

MMJ activist Dawn Darington is a woman on a mission.

By Tawnee Cowan WASHINGTON: Dawn Darington is a woman on a mission. Dawn is desperately seeking the cure for cancer using cannabis, and at the same time reaching out to teach all of us in the community how to heal ourselves and others. Dawn is known to say, “Education is key.” Some time ago a patient Read the full article…