Arizona Lawmaker To Introduce New Marijuana Use And Taxation Regulations

Arizona State Rep. Ruben Gallego (D - Dist. 16)

ARIZONA: An Arizona lawmaker is working on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use. Under Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego‘s bill, people 21 and older could possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to five marijuana plants. Marijuana could not be smoked in public, expect for certain businesses like marijuana shops.

Denver City Council Gives Initial Approval To Ban On Open Use Of Marijuana

COLORADO:  The Denver City Council approved a proposal on first reading Monday night that would ban the open use of recreational marijuana, even on private party. Some council members argue that Colorado voters agreed to legalization of recreational use of marijuana, but not public consumption of it. The council heard public comments Monday night. It Read the full article…

Denver City Council Gives Initial Approval To Ban On Open Use Of Marijuana

Tim Waldron is all smiles as he collects his free marijuana cigarette during a pot giveaway on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colo., on Monday Sept. 23, 2013. Those opposing a marijuana sales tax ballot question are looking to replicate a successful campaign event in Denver by handing out free joints.

COLORADO:  The Denver City Council approved a proposal on first reading Monday night that would ban the open use of recreational marijuana, even on private party. Some council members argue that Colorado voters agreed to legalization of recreational use of marijuana, but not public consumption of it. The council heard public comments Monday night. It Read the full article…

Washington State Starts Processing Pot Applications

Since Monday, the state had received 720 applications online. But only 585 were properly completed, according to a Department of Revenue spokesperson.

WASHINGTON: State investigators are looking into who wants to grow, process or sell pot. Applicants have until December 19 to apply for a recreational marijuana license under Initiative 502. Since Monday, the state had received 720 applications online. But only 585 were properly completed, according to a Department of Revenue spokesperson. The state’s 14 new marijuana license Read the full article…

Washington State Starts Processing Pot Applications

Since Monday, the state had received 720 applications online. But only 585 were properly completed, according to a Department of Revenue spokesperson.

WASHINGTON: State investigators are looking into who wants to grow, process or sell pot. Applicants have until December 19 to apply for a recreational marijuana license under Initiative 502. Since Monday, the state had received 720 applications online. But only 585 were properly completed, according to a Department of Revenue spokesperson. The state’s 14 new marijuana license Read the full article…

In Our View: Marijuana Experiment

"Fear of stigma seems to be slowly giving way to larger business concerns."

WASHINGTON: Washington’s foray into legalized marijuana is a vast experiment in social norms, business opportunities, and state regulation of an industry. When 56 percent of voters said “yes” to Initiative 502 a year ago, approving home use of the drug by adults, they generated a labyrinth of questions that still are being navigated by the Washington Read the full article…

Tacoma Council Begins Marijuana Code Process

Tacoma pot shops will not likely be ready to open on the first day of retail sales in WA.

WASHINGTON: Tacoma City Council approved two interim laws relating to recreational marijuana sales Tuesday night. The city’s new laws, one for land use and another for its nuisance code, nearly mirror the state’s suggested laws for recreational marijuana growers, processors and sales.

Washington State Liquor Control Board Wants To Hire More Officers

WASHINGTON: State regulators overseeing marijuana legalization are asking for money to keep or hire 46 more employees next year. The biggest share of staff would make up an enforcement unit whose officers would oversee the businesses sprouting up to grow and process pot. It could be a big job — the Liquor Control Board plans to Read the full article…

Washington State Liquor Control Board Wants To Hire More Officers

he change is a result of a new ordinance that eliminates the distinction between medical and recreational marijuana shops. Now, they will all be full recreational retailers and that could bring hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to cities like Cheney.

WASHINGTON: State regulators overseeing marijuana legalization are asking for money to keep or hire 46 more employees next year. The biggest share of staff would make up an enforcement unit whose officers would oversee the businesses sprouting up to grow and process pot. It could be a big job — the Liquor Control Board plans to Read the full article…

WSLCB Holds Workshop in Seattle for Marijuana Business Applicants

There are only 334 retail licenses, but an unlimited number of grower, grower/processor, and processor licenses available until the quota is met.

WASHINGTON: Room B was the second overflow room at the WA State Convention Center. It was not nearly as packed — or as lively — as Room A. One of the workshop presenters remarked that it was too bad these seats weren’t full, as many eager marijuana business license applicants were turned away at today’s Washington Read the full article…