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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.

9

Jan

2015

Congress effectively ends federal ban on medical marijuana

In December when Congress passed their 1600+ page spending bill they quietly made history by effectively ending the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana.

21

Oct

2014

Revenue & AWC’s Open Data Portal

As the legal recreational marijuana market gets underway in Washington each day brings new developments and changes.
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Categories: Marijuana

21

Oct

2014

Court Upholds Business Ban

On Friday, October 17, a second Washington state judge from Chelan County Superior Court ruled that nothing in Initiative 502 overrides local governments’ authority to regulate or ban marijuana businesses.
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Categories: Marijuana

19

Sep

2014

Open for Business – A Look at Recreational Marijuana Industry Impacts

Almost two years after voters passed I-502, marijuana products are now being sold in retail outlets across the state.

11

Sep

2014

Judge Says City Can Ban Recreational Marijuana Business

Last week, a Pierce County Superior Court Judge upheld the City of Fife’s ability to ban I-502 businesses.

8

Aug

2014

AG Intervenes in Marijuana Lawsuits

Everyone knew that at some point there would be legal challenges in regard to the legalization of marijuana.

9

Jul

2014

AWC Perspective on Retail Marijuana – Most Important is Local Control

On Tuesday, the media captured images of the first retail marijuana transactions in the State.

7

Jul

2014

New Videos Available on Marijuana Industry Impacts

Check out new videos from Colorado Municipal League staff and Inside Olympia.

2

May

2014

Results for marijuana retail store lottery posted

The results of the marijuana retail store lottery are now posted on the Liquor Control Board’s website under the public records section.

30

Apr

2014

Marijuana license lottery process encounters hurdles

Last week, the Liquor Control Board (LCB) began the lottery for licensing retail marijuana businesses.
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Categories: Marijuana

18

Apr

2014

Marijuana issues dominate the discussion but fail to pass

Marijuana-related proposals dominated the law and justice issues of the session.
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