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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

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

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.
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