State Senate Says No To Marijuana Vending Machines

T Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine.

WASHINGTON:   The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to forbid selling marijuana through a drive-through window or in a vending machine. In a 47-0 vote Monday, Senators voted to add the new restriction to the state’s legalized trade in recreational marijuana, which is restricted to sales in state-licensed stores. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, Read the full article…

Spokane Sewage Could Be Tested For Marijuana Level As Indicator Of Use; Wastewater Doesn’t Lie

Testing sewage for THC provides a more accurate level of trends than self-reporting on surveys, in which people are asked about their drug use.

WASHINGTON:  The author of Washington’s recreational marijuana law has suggested that Spokane test its sewage for traces of the cannabis chemical THC, to get a more accurate picture of pot use by residents. American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Alison Holcomb proposed the idea at a Tuesday meeting of the City Council’s marijuana policy subcommittee. A Read the full article…

Roger Roffman Chronicles Society’s Long Struggle With Pot In ‘Marijuana Nation’

When serving on the board that conducted that soldier’s court martial, I argued imprisonment would be excessive given the context. I was outvoted, he went to jail for four months, and the injustice of that penalty troubled me.

WASHINGTON:  Roger Roffman is a UW professor emeritus of social work who has studied marijuana dependence interventions for 30 years, and was a sponsor of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana in Washington. He answered a few questions about his new book, “Marijuana Nation: One Man’s Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization.” Q: Read the full article…