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

10

Apr

2015

Seattle Times – "Dueling state budgets split over which pot gets pot money"

On April 9 the Seattle Times published a helpful article outlining the differences on marijuana in the House and Senate budgets.
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Categories: Marijuana

3

Apr

2015

Marijuana rollercoaster ride continues

There were some new developments during the last 10 days on marijuana as the House and Senate released their budgets.
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Categories: Marijuana

30

Mar

2015

Expected executive action on House marijuana bill – contact your legislators

The House Appropriations Committee is expected to act on SHB 2136 Tuesday, March 31 at 1:30 pm.

20

Mar

2015

City of North Bonneville gets into the pot business

The small City of North Bonneville just made big city news: it has become the first municipality in the nation to open a government-run marijuana shop.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Mar

2015

Marijuana revenue sharing bill scheduled for hearing

The House Appropriations Committee will hear SHB 2136 on Monday, March 23, at 3:30 pm.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Mar

2015

Action continues on marijuana legislation

The House Finance Committee passed a substitute version of HB 2136 last Friday.
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Categories: Marijuana

6

Mar

2015

House Finance Committee considers marijuana revenue sharing bill

The House Finance Committee held a hearing on HB 2136 on Wednesday evening that includes revenue sharing for cities and counties.
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Categories: Marijuana

2

Mar

2015

State comparisons of marijuana markets

Check out this state-by-state comparison of the legal recreational marijuana markets.
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Categories: Marijuana

2

Mar

2015

Two important marijuana bills up for hearing this week

The proposal to reconcile the medical and recreational marijuana markets, SSB 5052, passed the Senate and now is scheduled for a hearing in the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on March 5 at 8 am.
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Categories: Marijuana

23

Feb

2015

Marijuana legalization – did we get it wrong?

Washington and Colorado both legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.
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Categories: Marijuana

23

Feb

2015

Priority marijuana proposals advance in the Senate

There was good progress in the Senate last week on two of AWC’s priorities related to marijuana policy.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Feb

2015

Call for action on SB 5417 sharing marijuana excise tax revenue

AWC’s priority marijuana revenue sharing bill, SB 5417, is still awaiting executive action in the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Feb

2015

House proposes omnibus marijuana act

Last week the House introduced an omnibus marijuana act, HB 1461, which consisted of 18 different House bills.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Feb

2015

LCB issues emergency revisions to recreational marijuana rules

Earlier this week the Liquor Control Board (LCB) issued emergency rules with the Code Reviser’s office to revise current recreational marijuana rules.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Feb

2015

Federal study concludes drivers who have used pot no more dangerous than sober drivers

In a surprising study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it was found marijuana users are not at a greater risk to crash than sober drivers.
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