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22

May

2015

LCB conducts its first recreational marijuana compliance checks – four businesses citied for selling to minors

The Washington State Liquor Control Board conducted twenty-two compliance checks on recreational marijuana businesses May 15-18.
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Categories: Marijuana

22

May

2015

What you need to know about The Cannabis Patient Protection Act

SB 5052 was signed into law last month, which establishes a medical marijuana oversight body, guidance for rules and regulation, licensing, and defines cooperatives and personal grows.
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Categories: Marijuana

8

May

2015

Marijuana revenue sharing still a work in progress

As we’ve reported previously, the issue of sharing marijuana excise tax revenue with cities still has yet to be resolved and is part of the special session negotiations.
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Categories: Marijuana

27

Apr

2015

Marijuana – One down & one to go

With sine die on Friday, April 24, we saw one major marijuana bill signed by the Governor, and one bill that didn’t quite make it to the finish line.

17

Apr

2015

Marijuana revenue sharing bill under consideration in the Senate

The Senate is now considering E2SHB 2136 which passed the House on April 10.

15

Apr

2015

Legislature passes medical marijuana reform bill

On Tuesday, April 14, the Legislature passed medical marijuana reform legislation, SB 5052, Sen. Ann Rivers (La Center).
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Categories: Marijuana

10

Apr

2015

Marijuana bills pass House

Friday evening, April 10, the House passed two key marijuana related bills, 2SSB 5052 and 2SHB 2136, after two hours of debate and consideration of amendments.
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Categories: Marijuana

10

Apr

2015

Seattle Times – "Dueling state budgets split over which pot gets pot money"

On April 9 the Seattle Times published a helpful article outlining the differences on marijuana in the House and Senate budgets.
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Categories: Marijuana

3

Apr

2015

Marijuana rollercoaster ride continues

There were some new developments during the last 10 days on marijuana as the House and Senate released their budgets.
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Categories: Marijuana

30

Mar

2015

Expected executive action on House marijuana bill – contact your legislators

The House Appropriations Committee is expected to act on SHB 2136 Tuesday, March 31 at 1:30 pm.

20

Mar

2015

City of North Bonneville gets into the pot business

The small City of North Bonneville just made big city news: it has become the first municipality in the nation to open a government-run marijuana shop.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Mar

2015

Marijuana revenue sharing bill scheduled for hearing

The House Appropriations Committee will hear SHB 2136 on Monday, March 23, at 3:30 pm.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Mar

2015

Action continues on marijuana legislation

The House Finance Committee passed a substitute version of HB 2136 last Friday.
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Categories: Marijuana

6

Mar

2015

House Finance Committee considers marijuana revenue sharing bill

The House Finance Committee held a hearing on HB 2136 on Wednesday evening that includes revenue sharing for cities and counties.
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Categories: Marijuana

2

Mar

2015

State comparisons of marijuana markets

Check out this state-by-state comparison of the legal recreational marijuana markets.
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Categories: Marijuana

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