Lobby Days In Olympia

"Unity is so very important, we need to find common ground." -- Troy Stevens

By Tawnee Cowan WASHINGTON:  As the whole world watches Washington State pioneer the future of recreational marijuana laws and at the same time protect the medical cannabis laws already in existence, we return to Olympia today to continue what we have started. This morning the Committee held one more public hearing on HB 2149. At Read the full article…

Saving Medical Cannabis In Washington State

We deserve the right to be proactive in maintaining and building health through the most effective healthy plant grown in the world today.

By Tawnee Cowan WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Legislature has returned to session, and with it so have we. We are the patients, and the support network that has gathered around the patients to help us get back to the business of living. We deserve the right to seek freedom from seizures, cancer, chronic pain, terminal Read the full article…

The Medical Cannabis Finish Line Is In Sight

TBoth chambers wisely passed bills that fold medical marijuana into the regulatory structure for recreational pot created by the Liquor Control Board. The bills create a voluntary registry for authorized patients who would be able to purchase greater quantities and gain access to tax exemptions.

By Shawn DeNae The stage is set, the contenders are in place and we either cross that finish line by legitimizing medicinal use, cultivation and dispensing of medical cannabis in law or it’s finished all together.   A dedicated group striving to protect medical cannabis access in Washington State gathered on Thursday as starters in Read the full article…

Editorial: Reform the medical-marijuana markets

WA cities will be responsible for enforcing the new pot law and deserve a cut of $190 million in new tax revenues the state expects to collect in the next four years.

WASHINGTON: For most of the past 15 years, the state Legislature has had a marijuana problem. In 1998, Washington voters leapt way out ahead of lawmakers in legalizing medical marijuana. The Legislature seemed as comfortable with the idea as if it was being forced to wear a hair shirt, chafing at making necessary tweaks to the Read the full article…

Olympia WA Advances Recreational Pot Rules

Following the WSLCB lead.

WASHINGTON: The Olympia City Council took a step Tuesday toward approving zoning rules that would exempt new recreational marijuana businesses from the city’s one-year moratorium on pot-related establishments.

Buzzkill: Medical Marijuana Popularity Threatens Legal Pot Push in Washington State

Competition from medical marijuana could cut in half the amount of tax revenue that Washington state receives.

WASHINGTON: Washington state’s new law legalizing pot is hitting a major snag from an unlikely source — medical marijuana. There is growing concern among state officials that as long as medical marijuana is largely unregulated and untaxed, its popularity will cut into the tax revenue expected when pot legally goes on sale for recreational use Read the full article…