Washington Medical Marijuana Clinics Spooked Over New Reporting Requirement

The new Cannabis Patient Protection Act requires any health care provider who authorizes more than 30 medical cannabis patients in a month to report to the Department of Health.

WASHINGTON: Washington state regulators are tightening their grip on medical marijuana this week by targeting dubious patient authorizations. But some clinics say the changes, which begin Friday, will put them out of business. The new Cannabis Patient Protection Act requires any health care provider who authorizes more than 30 medical cannabis patients in a month to report to Read the full article…

Trial Date Set For First Dispensary Charges Since Vote To Legalize Pot In 2012

The trial promises to be closely watched because it’s the first marijuana dispensary case filed by the federal government since the state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in November 2012.

WASHINGTON:  Two Tacoma men associated with medical marijuana dispensaries in the South Sound were arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court, charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to commit money laundering. James Canyon Lucas and Matthew Ira Eliott Roberts entered pleas of not guilty and were conditionally released, pending trial, by Judge Karen Strombom. Read the full article…