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12

Jan

2018

A trio of marijuana bills that impact cities will be heard in the House

The House Commerce and Gaming Committee will hear marijuana-related bills on Monday, January 15 at 1:30 pm.
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Categories: Marijuana

5

Jan

2018

Bill limiting city authority to ban marijuana businesses has early hearing

HB 2336, cosponsored by Rep. Sawyer (D-Parkland) and Rep. Condotta (R-Wenatchee), limits cities’ ability to prohibit the production, processing and sale of marijuana in their communities by requiring any such prohibition to only be enacted by a public vote.
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Categories: Marijuana

5

Jan

2018

U.S. Attorney General withdraws federal government’s non-enforcement stance against states with legalized marijuana

On Thursday, January 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo rescinding all guidance to federal prosecutors that minimized the priority of enforcement actions against states with legalized marijuana – either medical or recreational.
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Categories: Marijuana

15

Dec

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board releases marijuana home grow report

As directed by the Legislature, the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) studied and reported on the possibility of legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana plant possession, also known as “home grow.”
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Categories: Marijuana

6

Oct

2017

Liquor & Cannabis Board studying legalized marijuana home grows – Comments due by Oct. 11

The LCB is studying the possibility of legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana plant possession, also known as “home grow” operations.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Sep

2017

LCB studying options for recreational marijuana home grow

2017 legislation requires the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) to “conduct a study of regulatory options” for recreational home grows of marijuana.
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Categories: Marijuana

14

Aug

2017

Marijuana highlights from the 2017 session

The legislative action around marijuana was relatively light in 2017.

21

Jul

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board releases 2017 legislative fact sheets

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) recently released a set of fact sheets on legislation that passed in the 2017 legislative session.
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Categories: Marijuana

7

Jul

2017

New budget imposes restrictions on local marijuana revenue

Local government marijuana mitigation revenues were reduced from $30 million to $12 million for cities and counties in the 2017-19 biennium.
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Categories: Marijuana

30

Jun

2017

Cities fare well in adopted 2017-19 state operating budget

On the final day of the state’s fiscal year, and 175 days after coming to Olympia in January, legislators adopted an operating budget, thus avoiding a state government shutdown.

2

Jun

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board issues decision on Kittitas County marijuana zoning question

On May 23, the Liquor and Cannabis Board issued a declaratory order on Kittitas County’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling.
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Categories: Marijuana

19

May

2017

Opinion requested on LEOFF 1 coverage of medical marijuana

The Attorney General’s Office has received a request for a formal published opinion on the ability of a LEOFF 1 disability board to cover the costs of medical marijuana for a LEOFF 1 retiree.

14

Apr

2017

Marijuana regulation fix bill passes House, heads for concurrence in Senate

SB 5131 makes numerous minor regulatory changes to current marijuana law and is continuing to move in the Legislature.
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Categories: Marijuana

31

Mar

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board requests comment on agency compliance with local zoning rules

The LCB has requested comment on a petition by Kittitas County requesting a declaratory ruling on the issue of if the LCB must comply with local zoning requirements and only issue marijuana licenses when the application and location are congruent with local zoning.
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Categories: Marijuana

31

Mar

2017

Sixty percent reduction in shared marijuana mitigation revenue in House budget

The House budget proposal included a reduction in the marijuana excise tax distributions to local governments.
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Categories: Marijuana

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