Seattle City Council Agrees In Plan Closing Down Medical Cannabis Businesses

        A rash of new medical-marijuana shops have opened since the start of 2013, just after voters legalized adult possession of an ounce or less of pot through Initiative 502. The city will force medical-marijuana businesses that opened Jan. 1, 2013, or later to shut down by next July as part of a new licensing... more →
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Make-Over Given To Medical Marijuana By Washington

This time, with the state seeking to support its nascent recreational pot industry after the passage of Initiative 502 in 2012, there was a financial impetus to pull the medical users into the recreational system. The recreational businesses pressed for a tight rein on the medical industry with newfound lobbying muscle, and the medical... more →
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Medical Marijuana Rules “Re-Reviewed” By Washington State

This time, with the state seeking to support its nascent recreational marijuana industry after the passage of Initiative 502 in 2012, there was a financial impetus to pull the medical users into the recreational system. Among the law’s many provisions, it creates a voluntary registry of patients and, beginning next year, eliminates... more →
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Medical Cannabis Industry Overhauled Based On Measure Passed By Senate

Senate Bill 5052 passed on a bipartisan 36-11 vote and now heads to the House for consideration. It is one of several measures brought forth by lawmakers this year after efforts to address the dual markets died in the House last session. The passage of Initiative 502 in 2012 allowed the sale of marijuana to adults for recreational... more →
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