Marijuana Farmers Lose Seattle Tax Exemption

Marijuana farmers will no longer be able to take the agricultural exemption from the Business and Occupation tax.

WASHINGTON:  The Seattle City Council moved to close a tax loophole that benefits the pot growing business Monday, but it left the loophole alone for all other farmers. Councilmember Nick Licata said that Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are already paying a business tax, giving the city more than $100,000 a year. And he believes marijuana farmers Read the full article…

Council Adopts Legislation To Set Marijuana Limits In Seattle

Once the ordinance goes into effect in November, marijuana-related businesses would need a state license in order to obtain a city land use permit.

WASHINGTON: Council adopted legislation today placing limits where marijuana-related activities may occur in Seattle, including growing and selling. Generally, limits would not apply in Neighborhood Commercial 2 & 3, Commercial 1 & 2, Industrial Zones, and certain Downtown zones. A detailed locational breakdown, with exceptions, including historic districts and other special districts, is available here.

Seattle City Council Votes To Effectively Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

"Requiring medical [marijuana dispensaries] to have a license when the license does not exist is completely unfair," said Alex Cooley, vice president of Solstice, which operates a medical-marijuana growing facility in Sodo.

WASHINGTON: In a meeting still underway, the Seattle City Council has passed a bill that could effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits by requiring the dispensaries to obtain a state medical-marijuana license by 2015—a license that does not exist.

Seattle City Council To Gov. Inslee: Appropriately Regulate Medical Pot

Council President Sally Clark is one of nine council members that signed a letter addressed to Gov. Inslee seeking medical marijuana regulations.

WASHINGTON: On Monday the Seattle City Council sent a letter addressed to Gov. Jay Inslee, state Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and state Rep. Roger Goodman asking for “further action from the State to appropriately regulate medical cannabis.” The letter was signed by all nine members of the Council along with City Attorney Pete Holmes.

Seattle City Council Pushes Marijuana DUI Legislation

Seattle City Council considers MJ DUI regs.

WASHINGTON: The Seattle City Council is considering legislation to create municipal marijuana DUI misdemeanors. According to the city’s law department, the move is being sought primarily so the city can capture the revenue from potential pot law violations.

Seattle City Council Pushes Marijuana DUI Legislation

Seattle City Council considers MJ DUI regs.

WASHINGTON: The Seattle City Council is considering legislation to create municipal marijuana DUI misdemeanors. According to the city’s law department, the move is being sought primarily so the city can capture the revenue from potential pot law violations.