Washington Judge Upholds Small City’s Pot Shop Ban

Judge Ronald Culpepper said offhandedly that he did not believe I-502 conflicts with federal law, but he did not reach that question in his ruling.

WASHINGTON:  A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington’s experiment in legal pot. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling after extensive arguments over whether Initiative 502, the voter-approved state law that legalizes adults’ recreational use Read the full article…

No-Pot City Takes Aim At Washington Marijuana Law

Fife wants the judge to address if Washington's entire legal marijuana scheme should be thrown out as incompatible with the federal prohibition on pot.

WASHINGTON:  To Tedd Wetherbee, the vacant storefront seems a suitable spot for selling pot. It’s in a strip mall across from BJ’s Bingo parlor, in a long commercial stretch occupied by fast-food joints, dry cleaners and massage parlors. But like dozens of other cities in Washington, the small Tacoma suburb of Fife doesn’t want Wetherbee Read the full article…

Fife Case Could Destroy Marijuana Legalization Effort In Washington, says AG

Washington AG Bob Ferguson said that in the case of MMC, LC v. Fife – where two pot retailers have challenged the city's marijuana retail ban – he has filed a brief opposing Fife's efforts to prevent a marijuana shop from opening in the city.

WASHINGTON: The city of Fife’s legal efforts to restrict marijuana sales could destroy marijuana legalization efforts in Washington state. That’s according to the Washington state Attorney General’s office, which is battling the city in court and siding with state voters who approved Initiative 502, legalizing marijuana sales in the state. Washington AG Bob Ferguson said that in Read the full article…

Fife Case Could Destroy Marijuana Legalization Effort In Washington, Says AG

A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.

WASHINGTON:  The city of Fife’s legal efforts to restrict marijuana sales could destroy marijuana legalization efforts in Washington state. That’s according to the Washington state Attorney General‘s office, which is battling the city in court and siding with state voters who approved Initiative 502, legalizing marijuana sales in the state. Washington AG Bob Ferguson said that Read the full article…