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OmniCannabis II: The amending

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by Bailey Hirschburg This is a follow up to an earlier story reported by MJNewsNetwork: OMNICANNABIS: The WA State Senate Made Behemoth Pot Legislation, And It May Be Too Big To Fail In the end, my observation in the first omnicannabis article was omniscient, “in rushing to remove the band-aid from this wound, Washington Senators sacrificed Read the full article…

OMNICANNABIS: The WA State Senate Made Behemoth Pot Legislation, And It May Be Too Big To Fail

there’s enough that I like in ESSB 5131 to make it worth passing.

by Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: In lawmaking jargon, omnibus legislation is a single bill that has lots of topics or issues with a loose theme. Anything can be, but until recently marijuana was usually part of a omnibus drug/crime bills, not the centerpiece. The common attitude at the Capital in Olympia is that bills shouldn’t be Read the full article…

New Marijuana Law Side Effect: Youth Possession Now A Felony

Asotin County Prosecutor Ben Nichols says Senate Bill 5052 contains the new language.

Bill sponsor Republican Sen. Ann Rivers of La Center says the tougher penalty was designed to deter minors from trying an adult drug.

WASHINGTON: A prosecutor in southeastern Washington has charged three teens with felonies for marijuana possession, saying a new law demands the higher level of offense. The Lewiston Tribune in Idaho reports three teens ages 14, 15 and 17 have been charged in nearby Asotin County with felonies that could net them up to five years in Read the full article…

Senate Passes To Overhaul Medical Marijuana Industry

Senate Bill 5052 passed Friday on a 36-11 vote and now heads to the House for consideration.

WASHINGTON: The Senate has passed a measure meant to reconcile Washington state’s medical marijuana industry with its heavily-taxed recreational sector.Senate Bill 5052 passed Friday on a 36-11 vote and now heads to the House for consideration. It is one of several measures brought forth by lawmakers this year after attempts to address the dual markets died Read the full article…

Activists Turn Out In Olympia As Lawmakers Weigh Medical Pot

Medical marijuana activists are turning out in force in Olympia as lawmakers weigh a proposal for reining in the unregulated system.

WASHINGTON:  Medical marijuana activists are turning out in force in Olympia as lawmakers weigh a proposal for reining in the unregulated system. The Senate’s Health Care Committee is considering a bill from Republican Sen. Ann Rivers that would create stand-alone medical marijuana dispensaries that can’t sell dried marijuana – just edibles and concentrates, such as Read the full article…

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…

Four Things You Can Do To Help Legalize Home Growing In Washington

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By Bailey Hirschburg, Legislative Associate, Washington NORML PAC House Bill 1212, in the Washington state house, would legalize personal cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, keep as much as 24 harvested ounces in the home. It defelonizes sharing or gifting of marijuana up to one ounce, and allows patients/adults to have their harvested marijuana tested Read the full article…

Senator: Share Marijuana Money To Fight Crime

Local lawmaker is giving priority to local cities and counties receiving a cut of the tax revenue from recreational marijuana sales to boost public safety efforts.

WASHINGTON:  Republican Sen. Ann Rivers of La Center is earning a reputation in Olympia as the lawmaker determined to tame the state’s great weed experiment she’s dubbed the “wild, wild West” of pot. One of her biggest priorities: giving local cities and counties a cut of the tax revenue from recreational marijuana sales to boost Read the full article…

Feds in Talks With Banks Over Dealing With Marijuana Business

This Las Vegas bank is eager to do business with MMJ dispensary

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The government is in talks with bank regulators to see whether financial institutions in states that have approved recreational marijuana use can do business with drug dispensaries there, a top Justice Department official said Tuesday.

Feds in Talks With Banks Over Dealing With Marijuana Business

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The government is in talks with bank regulators to see whether financial institutions in states that have approved recreational marijuana use can do business with drug dispensaries there, a top Justice Department official said Tuesday.