WA Senator Rivers Applauds Common-Sense Application Of New Marijuana Law

WASHINGTON: Sen. Ann Rivers is praising a prosecutor’s decision to reduce charges in a marijuana-possession case against three Washington teens, saying it’s an example of how the criminal-justice system is still getting acquainted with marijuana-law changes that emerged from this year’s legislative session. Rivers authored the law aimed at ending conflicts and closing loopholes in the Read the full article…

Senators Ann Rivers, Jeanne-Kohl Wells Keynote “The Power of Politics” on Wednesday, March 25th in Seattle

WASHINGTON: The legal landscape for marijuana businesses in Washington is about to change radically as a result of new legislation under consideration in Olympia designed to bring the state’s unregulated MMJ system together with its nascent I-502 recreational pot industry. The authors of two leading marijuana bills are veteran women lawmakers – and to sell these changes Read the full article…

Washington House Readies Its Version Of Pot-Market Overhaul

WASHINGTON:  With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington’s House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Reuven Carlyle, aims to make the state’s legal marijuana stores more competitive with the black market. Read the full article…

Senator: Share Marijuana Money To Fight Crime

WASHINGTON:  Republican Sen. Ann Rivers of La Center is earning a reputation in Olympia as the lawmaker determined to tame the state’s great weed experiment she’s dubbed the “wild, wild West” of pot. One of her biggest priorities: giving local cities and counties a cut of the tax revenue from recreational marijuana sales to boost Read the full article…

Buzzkill: Medical Marijuana Popularity Threatens Legal Pot Push in Washington State

WASHINGTON: Washington state’s new law legalizing pot is hitting a major snag from an unlikely source — medical marijuana. There is growing concern among state officials that as long as medical marijuana is largely unregulated and untaxed, its popularity will cut into the tax revenue expected when pot legally goes on sale for recreational use Read the full article…