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22

Jan

2016

Slew of marijuana bills introduced in first few weeks

A number of bills related to marijuana regulation have been introduced during the 2016 legislative session.
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Categories: Marijuana

15

Jan

2016

Bill limiting city authority to ban marijuana businesses heard in committee

As we reported last week, HB 1438 would limit 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

8

Jan

2016

Bill would limit cities’ authority to ban marijuana businesses

Back again in 2016, HB 1438, sponsored by Rep. David Sawyer (D-Lakewood), would limit cities’ ability to prohibit the production, processing and sale of marijuana in their communities by requiring any such prohibition only by public vote.
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Categories: Marijuana

17

Dec

2015

Liquor and Cannabis Board adopts new limits on retail stores

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) met on December 16 to adopt new rules to implement SB 5052, the Cannabis Patient Protection Act, passed by the Legislature in 2015.
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Categories: Marijuana

2

Dec

2015

Top five advocacy achievements for cities in 2015

The 2015 legislative session was the longest in state history, yet cities saw signs of a renewed city-state partnership.

13

Nov

2015

Webinar available on new marijuana rules and open application process

On Monday, November 2, AWC hosted a webinar on new marijuana rules and the updated licensing process currently underway at the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB).
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Categories: Marijuana

16

Oct

2015

Marijuana revenue distribution errors & clarifications

It has come to AWC’s attention that a small number of cities who should have received marijuana revenue distributions in late September did not.

16

Oct

2015

New retail marijuana licenses set for approval, rulemaking in the works

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) began accepting new marijuana retail license applications in early October.
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Categories: Marijuana

7

Oct

2015

Marijuana revenue distribution errors

It has come to AWC’s attention that a small number of cities who should have received marijuana revenue distributions last week did not.
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Categories: Marijuana

30

Sep

2015

Cities see first marijuana revenue distributions

On September 30, cities and counties throughout Washington State received their first share of marijuana revenues.
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Categories: Marijuana

11

Sep

2015

First marijuana excise tax revenues to be shared with cities this month

Thanks to the successful passage of HB 2136, cities with marijuana retailers will receive the first distributions of marijuana excise tax revenue this month.
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Categories: Marijuana

12

Aug

2015

LCB announces change to liquor and marijuana application notification process

Effective October 1, 2015, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) is implementing a new system to notify local authorities of liquor and marijuana applications within their jurisdiction.
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Categories: Marijuana

31

Jul

2015

Big session for marijuana reform

2015 was a huge session for marijuana legislation.

17

Jun

2015

Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NWHIDTA) currently working on the Marijuana Impact Report for Washington State

NWHIDTA is a project under the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) which covers 14 counties designated as Washington State’s main drug trafficking gateways.
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Categories: Marijuana

5

Jun

2015

New map shows marijuana retail locations in relation to population

AWC has launched a new map highlighting marijuana retail locations in relation to Washington’s population.
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Categories: Marijuana

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