Let The Real Work Of Reconciling Medical And Recreational Pot In Tacoma Begin

WASHINGTON:  Tacoma City Council members got what they wanted on Tuesday.

Now the question is: What next?

When the state Senate and House signed off on legislation that – pending Gov. Jay Inslee’s expected signature – will rein in Washington’s wild west medical marijuana market this week, it was not just a long time coming. It also was a redeeming moment for lawmakers.

The move, which cities like Tacoma have long advocated, is designed to shutter rogue unlicensed dispensaries and bring all legal pot sales under the purview of the Initiative 502-created recreational market by July 2016.


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