Washington Gov Inslee Issues Executive Order Changing How State Will Regulate Vaping Industry

INSLEE ON STAGE

WASHINGTON: Gov. Jay Inslee announced an executive order at a Seattle press conference Friday that changes how agencies will regulate, monitor, and communicate about a variety of vaping products. Other state leaders, including Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Department of Health Secretary John Wiesman, joined him at the event. “We aren’t waiting for Big Tobacco to Read the full article…

Overhaul Of Marijuana Taxation Goes To Washington Governor

Recreational marijuana buyers would pay a flat 37 percent pot tax, plus sales tax, under a proposal headed to the desk of Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

WASHINGTON:  Recreational marijuana buyers would pay a flat 37 percent pot tax, plus sales tax, under a proposal headed to the desk of Washington Governor Jay Inslee. The measure easily cleared the state Senate Saturday after passing the House Friday. It would eliminate the three-tier tax system approved by Washington voters in 2012. Instead, consumers would Read the full article…

Tribes, Washington State Open Door To Cooperate On Legal Marijuana

There's a process in place now for Indian tribes and the state of Washington to jointly regulate marijuana should any tribes choose to legalize and sell it.

WASHINGTON:  There’s a process in place now for Indian tribes and the state of Washington to jointly regulate marijuana should any tribes choose to legalize and sell it. Tribes don’t need a state’s permission to get into the pot business, but in Washington State both sides agreed it’s best to coordinate. State Sen. Ann Rivers Read the full article…

Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill; Deal On Recreational Pot Is Elusive

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WASHINGTON: Gov. Jay Inslee signed medical-marijuana regulations Friday, perhaps the most significant lawmaking in the Legislature’s 103 days of work. But agreement on collection and spending of marijuana taxes eluded legislators at they moved toward adjournment, and will probably have to wait for the special session that begins next week. A proposal under consideration would Read the full article…

Crackdown To Follow ‘Historic’ Medical Marijuana Law

“We allow children to take all sorts of psychotropic medications, whether it’s Ritalin or opiate painkillers, under supervised circumstances. We should do the same here,” Rep. Jonathan Singer said.

WASHIGNTON:  A historic new law is expected to be signed by Governor Jay Inslee that will put medical marijuana under tighter state regulations similar to recreational marijuana. Many believe the law will thin the number of store fronts that have opened because of a new license requirement regulated by the state Liquor Control Board. The Read the full article…