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

12

Mar

2014

Colorado sees $2 million in first month of recreational marijuana tax revenue

Colorado Department of Revenue reported $2 million in tax revenues for the first month of recreational marijuana sales.

7

Mar

2014

Marijuana legislation is still a work in progress

Cities continue to remind legislators that we need a portion of the new marijuana excise tax revenue.

28

Feb

2014

Cities continue to speak out on need for marijuana revenue

This week we delivered a letter to the Governor and Legislators from some 100 cities reminding them of the need to provide local government with marijuana revenue.

27

Feb

2014

Senate budget leaders seek to cut city liquor taxes again. Voting as early as noon today, February 27

On Monday afternoon, the Senate released their supplemental state budget proposal. For more up-to-date information, please see this article.

26

Feb

2014

From a rush for gold, to green. CNBC explores tax revenues from marijuana

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Categories: Marijuana

26

Feb

2014

City mayors to Legislature: Marijuana legalization enforcement needs support NOW!

Thank you to all of those who signed onto the letter asking the Governor and Legislative leaders to share marijuana revenue with cities.
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Categories: Marijuana

25

Feb

2014

City mayors to Legislature: Marijuana legalization enforcement needs support NOW!

If the state is relying on cities to enforce new marijuana laws, it needs to provide some of the new marijuana tax revenues to pay for it – this is a matter of common sense and fairness.
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Categories: Marijuana

21

Feb

2014

Keep the pressure on, final push to share marijuana revenue

With just three short weeks left in the 2014 session, we must continue to push hard on the legislature to convince them to share marijuana revenue with cities.

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.
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