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

29

Mar

2013

Senate introduces bill to license and tax medical marijuana

On Thursday, Sen. Ann Rivers (R-Ridgefield) introduced SB 5887 regarding medical marijuana. The 

15

Mar

2013

Proposed changes to I-502 implementation

Rep. Christopher Hurst (D-Enumclaw) introduced legislation he hopes would facilitate smoother implementation of legalized recreational marijuana set into action by the passage of I-502.

22

Feb

2013

Medical marijuana arrest protection bill advances in Senate

On February 21, the Senate Health Care Committee advanced SB 5528, which makes technical changes to existing medical marijuana laws and establishes arrest protection for qualified medical marijuana patients.

22

Feb

2013

Vacating misdemeanors including marijuana charges passed out of committee

The original language of HB 1087 allowed for an unlimited number of vacations of certain misdemeanors.

8

Feb

2013

Proposal to tax state medical pot sales

Reps. Hunter (D-Medina) and Carlyle (D-Seattle) introduced HB 1789, which would issue a 25% tax on marijuana products sold at medical marijuana dispensaries.
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Categories: Marijuana

8

Feb

2013

Marijuana discussion continues at the Legislature

The Legislature has had many work sessions in various committees during the past couple of weeks in which experts and stakeholders have spoken on the implementation of Initiative 502.

8

Feb

2013

Changes to schedule and location of Liquor Control Board public forums on I-502

The Liquor Control Board revised the public forum schedule for Initiative 502 by adding locations and changing venues to accommodate larger audiences.

18

Jan

2013

Liquor Control Board publishes a tentative timeline for I-502 implementation

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) has issued a tentative timeline for I-502 implementation.

11

Jan

2013

Liquor Control Board hosting I-502 forums statewide, AWC scheduling additional meetings for local officials

AWC is working closely with the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) to bring additional I-502 information sessions to cities.

14

Dec

2012

Marijuana legalization update and FAQ

December 6, 2012, marks the first day that I-502 decriminalizes certain amounts of marijuana possession and use.

7

Dec

2012

Statement From U.S. Attorney’s Office on Initiative 502

The Department of Justice is reviewing the legalization initiatives recently passed in Colorado and Washington State.
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Categories: Marijuana

9

Nov

2012

I-502: Impacts of the marijuana initiative

Initiative 502 legalizes the possession, use, and sale of marijuana in the state of Washington.

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