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20

Jan

2017

Bill penalizes cities for restricting marijuana stores advances

HB 1099 passed out of the House Commerce & Gaming Committee on Thursday after a public hearing last Tuesday.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Jan

2017

Multiple marijuana bills dropped in House and Senate

There have been a lot of marijuana bills introduced.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Jan

2017

Bill requires cities without bans to issue local marijuana licenses

Rep. David Sawyer (D-Tacoma) and Chair of the House Commerce & Gaming Committee introduced a bill, HB 1099, related to local governments’ unofficial bans or moratoria on marijuana retail stores.
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Categories: Marijuana

12

Dec

2016

Marijuana industry beats revenue expectations again

Marijuana sales and tax revenues continue to beat expectations.

12

Dec

2016

Legislative Bulletin – December 12, 2016

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

22

Jul

2016

What are marijuana cooperatives and how will they affect my city?

As of July 1, 2016 the recreational and medical marijuana markets in Washington State have been merged and all existing stand-alone medical marijuana shops (think green crosses) must be shuttered.
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Categories: Marijuana

22

Jul

2016

Marijuana revenue sharing begins second year

Next month eligible cities will begin receiving the second year of marijuana excise tax revenue distributions.
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Categories: Marijuana

5

Jul

2016

New medical marijuana database up and running

Effective July 1, the state medical marijuana authorization database went live for input at medically endorsed retail stores throughout Washington.
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Categories: Marijuana

17

Jun

2016

New marijuana law changes take effect July 1

Changes to marijuana laws adopted in 2015 will be taking effect on July 1.

23

May

2016

June 15 marijuana webinar

AWC has partnered with the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) to host a free webinar on Wednesday, June 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
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Categories: Marijuana

28

Apr

2016

Few changes to marijuana law passed in 2016, big changes ahead in July

After passing significant changes in 2015 to the medical and recreational marijuana industry, little action occurred in 2016.

11

Mar

2016

New report out on Washington’s marijuana legalization experience; not all findings are positive

The Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area has released its first report on the impact of marijuana legalization in the State of Washington.
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Categories: Marijuana

19

Feb

2016

Marijuana preemption bill fails to advance, others still alive

A few weeks ago we reported on a slew of marijuana bills making their way through the Legislature.
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Categories: Marijuana

12

Feb

2016

Bill limiting city authority to ban marijuana businesses could be voted on

HB 1438 would limit cities’ ability to prohibit the retail 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

Feb

2016

Bill would reduce the tax on recreational marijuana

Rep. Chris Hurst (D-Enumclaw) has introduced HB 2347, which would reduce the tax on useable marijuana, marijuana concentrates, and marijuana-infused products sold at recreational stores.
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Categories: Marijuana

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