The Justice Department has dropped its case against a 70-year-old man charged in a northeastern Washington marijuana grow after he was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Under bills introduced in both houses in Olympia, the state would share a chunk of its marijuana tax revenue with cities and counties — but only if they allow approved marijuana businesses in their jurisdictions. It’s an approach that has worked to some degree in Colorado, said Kevin Bommer, deputy director of the Colorado Municipal League.
Hundreds of medical marijuana activists are expected at a hearing Thursday in Olympia as lawmakers weigh a proposal for reining in the unregulated system.
State officials will regulate the sale and taxation of cannabis products for adults 21 years of age and older.
The South American country’s experiment adds to an international trend of easing restrictions on marijuana for medical or personal use.
Thieves stole 50 thousand dollars worth of marijuana from a dispensary in Georgetown, according to the Seattle Police.
Bellevue, one of Washington’s largest cities, has rejected a ban on the sale of recreational marijuana
The green-cross storefronts of medical marijuana dispensaries are common in much of Washington, and the state is plowing ahead with licensing people to grow and sell recreational pot to adults.
A new survey has found that a majority of doctors say that medical marijuana should be legalized nationally.
A measure to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana system cleared the Senate Saturday as the state moves to merge that largely unregulated market with the still-developing legal recreational market.