Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Want Regulation By Health Department

WASHINGTON:  Medical cannabis dispensaries in Seattle may get a year and half reprieve before they face the decision to obtain a state license or shut down.

Seattle City Council members heard from medical cannabis insiders in a public hearing Wednesday and proposed an extension to the current regulation, which requires a state license by January 1.

Currently, the industry operates under virtually non-existent regulation. State legislators tried last session, but the bill combining recreational and medical pot under the Liquor Control Board was voted down.

There was tough resistance from the medical marijuana business community, which doesn’t see itself as a similar industry to 502.

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