Saying Goodbye To Medical Cannabis In Washington State

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By TwicebakedinWA There are less than two weeks left before new medical cannabis regulations go into effect in Washington State. For those of us who get our cannabis medicine from the current system that patients have been using since the 90’s, this is a big change nobody is looking forward to. As I was driving out to MMJ Read the full article…

‘I’m Facing Years In Prison For Medical Marijuana — For Me, That’s A Death Sentence’

Judge denies dismissal of marijuana case against ‘Kettle Falls Five’

WASHINGTON: Larry Harvey, 71, thought he was doing everything right growing medical marijuana for his personal use. His home state of Washington legalized medical cannabis in 1998, and Harvey says his cultivation of plants with his wife, other family members and a close friend complied with the law. But in 2012, state and federal law enforcers raided Read the full article…

Trial Date Set For First Dispensary Charges Since Vote To Legalize Pot In 2012

The trial promises to be closely watched because it’s the first marijuana dispensary case filed by the federal government since the state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in November 2012.

WASHINGTON:  Two Tacoma men associated with medical marijuana dispensaries in the South Sound were arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court, charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to commit money laundering. James Canyon Lucas and Matthew Ira Eliott Roberts entered pleas of not guilty and were conditionally released, pending trial, by Judge Karen Strombom. Read the full article…

Potential Medical Marijuana Regulations Move Closer To Becoming Washington Law

Three bills that would tighten the regulation of Washington’s medical marijuana system are moving closer to becoming law.

WASHINGTON: Three bills that would tighten the regulation of Washington’s medical marijuana system are moving closer to becoming law. House Bill 2149 passed out of the House Appropriations Committee Monday by a 26-4 vote. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Eileen Cody, D-West Seattle. Senate Bills 5887 and 6178 each passed 6-1 in the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor on Friday. Both were 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…

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…

Washington Liquor Control Board Recommends New Limits On Medical Marijuana

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WASHINGTON: Washington should severely cut the amount of marijuana that medical patients can possess, require them to register with the state and have annual medical checkups, and pay most of the same taxes as recreational users, a state agency recommended Wednesday. In a move sure to draw fire from the medical marijuana community, the state Liquor Control Board released Read the full article…

Washington Liquor Control Board Recommends New Limits On Medical Marijuana

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WASHINGTON: Washington should severely cut the amount of marijuana that medical patients can possess, require them to register with the state and have annual medical checkups, and pay most of the same taxes as recreational users, a state agency recommended Wednesday. In a move sure to draw fire from the medical marijuana community, the state Liquor Control Board released Read the full article…