WA Gov Inslee To Sign Bill Changing Medical Marijuana Rules

With Oregon's recreational market about to come online, the bill could have particular implications for border counties such as Clark County.

WASHINGTON: Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign into law an overhaul of Washington’s medical marijuana market that seeks to eliminate unregulated dispensary sales now that the state’s recreational market is in place. Among the provisions of the measure Inslee was to sign Friday afternoon is the creation of a voluntary database of patients. Unregistered patients Read the full article…

MMJ Now Illegal In Washington State. Yes, Washington State.

The Court of Appeals not only upheld the City of Kent’s ban, it also ruled that operating a medical marijuana collective garden or access point constitutes criminal activity. We fully expect city attorneys in those cities opposed to cannabis will use this Court of Appeals decision to shut down or prevent collective gardens and access points.

WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Court of Appeals just held that medical marijuana activity (even patient cultivation in the home) is illegal under current State law. The long road to this disappointing decision began a couple of years ago when an access point (essentially a medical outlet for medical marijuana patients) and an advocacy group sued the city Read the full article…

ACLU Of Washington Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Rights Of Medical Marijuana Patients

“This ruling is an important victory for the rights of medical marijuana patients in Washington."

WASHINGTON:  The ACLU of Washington hailed a decision by the Washington Supreme Court today recognizing the right of medical marijuana patients to raise a medical necessity defense in court.  The ACLU-WA filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case (State v. Kurtz) saying that the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Act did not supersede the common Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Shop In Ballard Closing Because Of New Rules Under I-502

Green Ambrosia, under the new rule, is too close too an elementary school.

WASHINGTON:  Green Ambrosia, the medical marijuana store in Ballard, is closing down this weekend because, the owner said, it would be in violation of the state rules set up for the sale of recreational pot stores. Green Ambrosia owner Dante Jones said his shop would be in violation of the I-502 regulatory system so, instead Read the full article…