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

31

May

2013

June 10 deadline for commenting on proposed rules for I–502

The Liquor Control Board recently released an outline of the proposed rules for the implementation of I-502.
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Categories: Marijuana

17

May

2013

AWC releases results of survey on implementation of I–502

Recently AWC conducted a survey measuring cities' experiences as they prepare for a significant policy change with the legalization of marijuana.

17

May

2013

Washington Liquor Control Board releases draft proposal of rules for I–502

The Liquor Control Board this week released a document outlining proposed rules for the implementation of I-502.

26

Apr

2013

Technical fix to I-502 heard in House

This week, HB 2056 was introduced and heard in the House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee.

12

Apr

2013

Reminder to complete marijuana questionnaire by April 19

AWC is seeking your input as we work closely with the Liquor Control Board as they develop marijuana rules and regulations.

5

Apr

2013

Liquor Control Board seeks to prohibit marijuana consumption in bars

The Liquor Control Board (LCB) has begun a rule-making process to clarify that marijuana consumption in state liquor-licensed establishments is unacceptable.

5

Apr

2013

AWC still seeking your input on marijuana legalization

Earlier this week, AWC sent out a questionnaire asking for your input on marijuana regulation and impacts to your city.

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.
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