Washington High Court Sides With Non-Card-Carrying Medical Marijuana Patient

Kurtz had never obtained a medical marijuana card. So at trial he was not allowed to make the case that he needs pot for his medical condition. The Washington Supreme Court says the lower court erred.

WASHINGTON: The Washington Supreme Court has sided with a wheelchair-bound pot user who lacked an official medical marijuana card. In a split ruling Thursday, the high court said even non-card-holding patients can mount a medical necessity defense at trial.

‘Trooper’ Helps Light Joint At Local Festival, Fools Internet Sites

Sarich said dressing up as a trooper was a spur of the moment thing that happened after someone suggested he go put it on, and no one really thought he was a real trooper.

WASHINGTON: An activist who opposes I-502, the law legalizing recreational marijuana use in Washington, tricked popular websites with a video that appeared to show a Washington State Trooper help light a giant, 2-pound joint.

Washington’s Pot Adviser Urges Congress To Stop Commercial Marijuana, But Not Legal Marijuana

“The combination of the Controlled Substances Act and state-level legalization creates a conflict: The states are licensing individuals and firms to commit federal felonies.”

WASHINGTON: The top adviser in Washington’s effort to create a legal marijuana market was asked by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to submit his thoughts on “Conflicts Between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.”

Washington’s Pot Adviser Urges Congress To Stop Commercial Marijuana, But Not Legal Marijuana

“The combination of the Controlled Substances Act and state-level legalization creates a conflict: The states are licensing individuals and firms to commit federal felonies.”

WASHINGTON: The top adviser in Washington’s effort to create a legal marijuana market was asked by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to submit his thoughts on “Conflicts Between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.”

Washington State Unveils Recreational Pot Rules

An American flag flies atop the stage at the first day of Hempfest.

WASHINGTON: Recreational pot users in Washington state would have as many as 334 stores where they would be able to buy marijuana for their smoking pleasure, and the first could open as early as next spring under new regulations released this week.

The News Tribune Opinion: From Justice, a serious approach to legal pot

U.S. Attorneys Jenny Durkan of Seattle and Mike Ormsby of Spokane are traveling to Olympia to speak with Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

WASHINGTON: After taking its own sweet time — almost 10 months — to respond to initiatives that legalized marijuana in Washington and Colorado, the Obama administration finally got it right.

R.I.P. Sweet Friend

When he told me last year that he had liver cancer, I immediately told him about Rick Simpson Oil. I begged him … please… I don’t want to lose you.

My friend of ten years died today. He had liver cancer, was 52 years old, and survived by a confused wife, five kids, and one grandchild. Cannabis did not save his life, because he wouldn’t try it. When he told me last year that he had liver cancer, I immediately told him about Rick Simpson Read the full article…

Local growers, advocates celebrate feds' marijuana stance

In a letter to Governor Jay Inslee, the U.S. Attorney General wrote the “Department of Justice…will not at this time seek to challenge your state’s law…”

WASHINGTON: Local marijuana growers and advocates celebrated the federal government’s announcement that the Department of Justice would not sue Washington or Colorado to stop the states from allowing recreational marijuana use.