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2

Mar

2015

Two important marijuana bills up for hearing this week

The proposal to reconcile the medical and recreational marijuana markets, SSB 5052, passed the Senate and now is scheduled for a hearing in the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on March 5 at 8 am.
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Categories: Marijuana

23

Feb

2015

Marijuana legalization – did we get it wrong?

Washington and Colorado both legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.
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Categories: Marijuana

23

Feb

2015

Priority marijuana proposals advance in the Senate

There was good progress in the Senate last week on two of AWC’s priorities related to marijuana policy.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Feb

2015

Call for action on SB 5417 sharing marijuana excise tax revenue

AWC’s priority marijuana revenue sharing bill, SB 5417, is still awaiting executive action in the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Feb

2015

House proposes omnibus marijuana act

Last week the House introduced an omnibus marijuana act, HB 1461, which consisted of 18 different House bills.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Feb

2015

LCB issues emergency revisions to recreational marijuana rules

Earlier this week the Liquor Control Board (LCB) issued emergency rules with the Code Reviser’s office to revise current recreational marijuana rules.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Feb

2015

Federal study concludes drivers who have used pot no more dangerous than sober drivers

In a surprising study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it was found marijuana users are not at a greater risk to crash than sober drivers.

6

Feb

2015

More activity on marijuana related legislation

On Monday, February 9, the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee is scheduled to take executive action to advance SB 5417, AWC’s priority marijuana revenue sharing bill.
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Categories: Marijuana

6

Feb

2015

Liquor control board issues warning about marijuana scam

The Liquor Control Board (LCB) has issued an advisory for marijuana license applicants.
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Categories: Marijuana

30

Jan

2015

AWC priority bill to share marijuana excise tax revenue with cities scheduled for hearing

SB 5417 has been scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on Monday, February 2 at 1:30 pm.

23

Jan

2015

The importance of cross collaboration and data collection in the regulation of marijuana

Last week AWC analyst Jane Wall traveled to Denver, CO to attend the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Conference on Marijuana and its impacts on Public Health and Safety.
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Categories: Marijuana

23

Jan

2015

New proposal to share marijuana excise tax revenue introduced

There continues to be a flurry of marijuana related bills being introduced. Most notably this week SB 5417 was introduced which provides for revenue sharing with local governments.

22

Jan

2015

Marijuana revenue sharing bill introduced in the Senate

Today Sen. Ann Rivers (R-La Center), along with Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah), and a number of other senators introduced a bill, SB 5417, that would share a portion of the marijuana excise tax with local governments.
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Categories: Marijuana

16

Jan

2015

Marijuana already big in the first week of session

Just five days into the 105 day session, marijuana has been front and center in discussions.

16

Jan

2015

Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police hosts conference on marijuana and public health

AWC Government Relations Analyst Jane Wall travelled to Denver this week to attend the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police’s conference on marijuana legalization and its impact on public health and safety.
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