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31

Jan

2014

Marijuana proposals continue to draw attention in the legislature

Thank you to all of the city officials who testified this week in the House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee.

29

Jan

2014

Contact legislators about marijuana-related bills before the Thursday Jan. 30 hearing

There is a very important hearing this week and we need cities to weigh in. Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10am the House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee will be hearing three bills related to cities.
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Categories: Marijuana

24

Jan

2014

Marijuana news important hearing scheduled and new bills introduced

It continues to be very busy for marijuana issues in the legislature.

17

Jan

2014

New developments in marijuana

There have been several new developments this week related to marijuana including new legislative proposals and an Attorney General Opinion.

17

Jan

2014

Attorney General Opinion affirms local control

Attorney General Ferguson’s office released an opinion today stating that local governments are not preempted by state law from prohibiting the location of marijuana related businesses within their jurisdiction.

10

Jan

2014

Marijuana legislation introduced

Two key marijuana policy bills have been introduced at the beginning of the 2014 session.

19

Dec

2013

LCB reports 2,444 applications submitted for marijuana businesses

The latest report from Washington's Liquor Control Board (LCB) shows an increase in marijuana business applications from about 1,700 last week to 2,444 reported this week.
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Categories: Marijuana

27

Nov

2013

Marijuana implementation hearing

AWC representatives testified on the I-502 implementation process at a Senate hearing on November 22. 
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Categories: Marijuana

14

Nov

2013

Marijuana licensing is about to begin as cities make sharing marijuana revenue a priority for 2014

One year after the voters approved the ground-breaking legalization of marijuana, the State will begin accepting applications from prospective marijuana businesses on November 18.
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Categories: Marijuana

6

Nov

2013

LCB may restrict marijuana consumption in businesses with liquor licenses

The Liquor Control Board is proposing a rule that would restrict anyone from consuming or using marijuana in a liquor-licensed premises.
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Categories: Marijuana

6

Nov

2013

Public comments sought on Medical Marijuana

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) extended the deadline for public comment on the draft recommendations dealing with medical marijuana.
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Categories: Marijuana

23

Oct

2013

Recommendations for regulating medical marijuana released

As part of a budget proviso passed by the legislature earlier this year, the Liquor Control Board (LCB) along with the Department of Health and Department of Revenue were tasked with developing recommendations dealing with the interaction of the medical marijuana market with the recreational marijuana market.

2

Oct

2013

Timeline for addressing marijuana market coordination set

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) released a timeline for developing recommendations on medical marijuana.
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Categories: Marijuana

4

Sep

2013

Final rules issued on I-502 implementation

The state Liquor Control Board (LCB) today released and approved its final version of the draft rules for implementation of I-502.
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Categories: Marijuana

3

Sep

2013

Marijuana implementation: Next steps for cities and word from the federal government

When it comes to implementing the marijuana licensing system cites have options, and some have already taken action.
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