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14

Apr

2017

Marijuana regulation fix bill passes House, heads for concurrence in Senate

SB 5131 makes numerous minor regulatory changes to current marijuana law and is continuing to move in the Legislature.
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Categories: Marijuana

31

Mar

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board requests comment on agency compliance with local zoning rules

The LCB has requested comment on a petition by Kittitas County requesting a declaratory ruling on the issue of if the LCB must comply with local zoning requirements and only issue marijuana licenses when the application and location are congruent with local zoning.
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Categories: Marijuana

31

Mar

2017

Sixty percent reduction in shared marijuana mitigation revenue in House budget

The House budget proposal included a reduction in the marijuana excise tax distributions to local governments.
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Categories: Marijuana

10

Mar

2017

Marijuana bills that failed to make cutoff

The following are marijuana bills AWC has been tracking that are now dead due to failing to make it past the cutoff date.
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Categories: Marijuana

17

Feb

2017

Bill crafted to increase cities share of marijuana excise taxes

HB 2076 would increase the amount that would be distributed to cities and counties.
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Categories: Marijuana

3

Feb

2017

Update on marijuana bills of interest

New info on bills related to implications of city moratoria/bans and the masking of marijuana odors.
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Categories: Marijuana

27

Jan

2017

Bill moves forward that penalizes cities for local restrictions on marijuana retailers

HB 1099, a bill that penalizes cities for enacting marijuana restrictions on retailers is up for a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, February 2.

20

Jan

2017

Bill penalizes cities for restricting marijuana stores advances

HB 1099 passed out of the House Commerce & Gaming Committee on Thursday after a public hearing last Tuesday.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Jan

2017

Multiple marijuana bills dropped in House and Senate

There have been a lot of marijuana bills introduced.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Jan

2017

Bill requires cities without bans to issue local marijuana licenses

Rep. David Sawyer (D-Tacoma) and Chair of the House Commerce & Gaming Committee introduced a bill, HB 1099, related to local governments’ unofficial bans or moratoria on marijuana retail stores.
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Categories: Marijuana

12

Dec

2016

Marijuana industry beats revenue expectations again

Marijuana sales and tax revenues continue to beat expectations.

12

Dec

2016

Legislative Bulletin – December 12, 2016

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

22

Jul

2016

What are marijuana cooperatives and how will they affect my city?

As of July 1, 2016 the recreational and medical marijuana markets in Washington State have been merged and all existing stand-alone medical marijuana shops (think green crosses) must be shuttered.
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Categories: Marijuana

22

Jul

2016

Marijuana revenue sharing begins second year

Next month eligible cities will begin receiving the second year of marijuana excise tax revenue distributions.
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Categories: Marijuana

5

Jul

2016

New medical marijuana database up and running

Effective July 1, the state medical marijuana authorization database went live for input at medically endorsed retail stores throughout Washington.
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Categories: Marijuana

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