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

19

Feb

2014

Forecast predicts little new revenue for state, marijuana revenue beginning next biennium

This morning the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council gave their quarterly briefing to legislators on the revenue forecast for the remainder of this biennium (ending June 30, 2015) and the next biennium (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017).

19

Feb

2014

Marijuana producers limited to one license

The Liquor Control Board (LCB) announced today they will limit the number of marijuana producer licenses.
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Categories: Marijuana

14

Feb

2014

Feds provide guidance on banking laws for marijuana businesses

The Federal Department of Justice (DOJ) and Treasury Department just announced new guidelines for banks regarding banking for marijuana businesses.
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Categories: Marijuana

14

Feb

2014

Keep talking to your Senators about SB 5887 giving cities a share of marijuana revenue

Thank you to everyone who responded to the action alerts last week by contacting your legislators.

12

Feb

2014

Liquor Control Board will now allow changes to application addresses for marijuana-related businesses

The Liquor Control Board (LCB) announced changes to the application process for marijuana-related business licenses.
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Categories: Marijuana

12

Feb

2014

Thank you for your efforts to keep marijuana revenue bills moving

AWC still needs your help! Late last week, AWC sent out an Action Alert asking for you to contact your legislators in an effort to get bills moving that ensure local governments receive a share of marijuana taxes.
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Categories: Marijuana

7

Feb

2014

Cities need to take action to keep marijuana revenue bills moving

Today AWC sent out action alerts to all of our cities asking you to contact your legislators.

7

Feb

2014

URGENT – Action needed now for marijuana-related bill being heard today

We need your immediate help in contacting members of the Legislature about two very important bills.

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

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