Tag: I-502

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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

The Leaf Online asks, with four marijuana legalization initiatives vying for the California ballot, one thing is clear: All four reforms are better than the state’s current prohibition. The...
By: NY Farmer
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March 4, 2014
03/04/2014
Mexico Lawmakers Push for Decrim, WA Lawmakers Attack MMJ… Again.

Mexico Lawmakers Push for Decrim, WA Lawmakers Attack MMJ… Again.

In an interesting comparison, left-wing lawmakers in Mexico introduced legislation to decriminalize cannabis. The aim of this legislation is to curb cartel violence by eliminating the black...
By: Devilmonk
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February 12, 2014
02/12/2014
Will State Cannabis Be Grown With Love?

Will State Cannabis Be Grown With Love?

I have been consistently voicing my concerns about Washington State running the cannabis market. Topics have largely been focused on what the State-run market will do to...
By: Devilmonk
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January 22, 2014
01/22/2014
Bill Gates Backs Marijuana Legalization In His State

Bill Gates Backs Marijuana Legalization In His State

Bill Gates told Buzzfeed he voted yes on I-502 to legalize recreational marijuana in his home state of Washington in 2012, but would not answer if he’s...
By: Moirai
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January 22, 2014
01/22/2014
Counterpunch: ACLU and WA Liquor Board Rally Against I-502 Moratorium

Counterpunch: ACLU and WA Liquor Board Rally Against I-502 Moratorium

Sometimes-loved ACLU lawyer Allison Holcomb and unlikely ally Sharon Foster (Chairwoman of the WA Liquor Control Board) have publicly stated that, should it come to it, they...
By: Devilmonk
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January 21, 2014
01/21/2014
WA State Attorney General Approves I-502 Moratoriums

WA State Attorney General Approves I-502 Moratoriums

With the recent opinion on I-502 moratoriums released by WA State AG, it seems that local governments can effectively ignore the state laws and ban even state-backed...
By: Devilmonk
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January 14, 2014
01/14/2014
Bill Introduced in Washington State to Protect Patient Rights and Preserve Medical Cannabis Program

Bill Introduced in Washington State to Protect Patient Rights and Preserve Medical Cannabis Program

Representative Sherry Appleton Joins With Coalition of Patient Advocates to Defend Washington’s Medical Cannabis Law Patients, doctors and caregivers have formed a powerful coalition to keep medical...
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January 8, 2014
01/08/2014
Washington State Faces Prospect of Too Many Pot Growers

Washington State Faces Prospect of Too Many Pot Growers

Washington officials have received over 2,600 applications from pot growers, which is a concern because of a set limit on the amount of space for growing.
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December 9, 2013
12/09/2013
Medical Marijuana: A Community of Voices – WA Event 12/21/13

Medical Marijuana: A Community of Voices – WA Event 12/21/13

An indoor rally is planned on December 21, 2013 in Seattle to draw the cannabis community together, as we gear up for a battle which will determine...
By: Mercedys
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December 5, 2013
12/05/2013
WA: Over 1,300 Applications So Far for Marijuana Businesses

WA: Over 1,300 Applications So Far for Marijuana Businesses

Washington state regulators are presently reviewing over 1,300 applications from would-be entrepreneurs seeking to engage in the state-licensed production and/or sale of cannabis and cannabis-infused products to...
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November 26, 2013
11/26/2013
Legalization Anniversary Smoke-Sesh Planned at Seattle Center

Legalization Anniversary Smoke-Sesh Planned at Seattle Center

On December 6th hundreds of connoisseurs will celebrate the one year anniversary of legalization in Washington state by consuming cannabis legally at the Seattle Center. When first...
By: Mercedys
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November 25, 2013
11/25/2013
Washington State Patrol Ordering More Marijuana DUI Tests

Washington State Patrol Ordering More Marijuana DUI Tests

Steve Elliott explains how I-502′s per se limit on impairment for marijuana DUI has caused police to order lots more blood tests.
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November 19, 2013
11/19/2013
WA Liquor Control Board Breaks Procedure at MMJ Public Hearing

WA Liquor Control Board Breaks Procedure at MMJ Public Hearing

Few times in life have I felt such shock and fear of imminent danger, as when the Chair of the Liquor Control Board announced a stunning decision...
By: Mercedys
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November 18, 2013
11/18/2013
WA Liquor Control Board MMJ Hearing Draws 700+ Concerned Citizens

WA Liquor Control Board MMJ Hearing Draws 700+ Concerned Citizens

The Setting: Liquor Control Board Public Hearing Over 700 concerned citizens came to Lacey on Wednesday, November 13th for their chance to give feedback on the Liquor...
By: Mercedys
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November 6, 2013
11/06/2013
Washington Liquor Control Board Wants to Ban Marijuana in Bars

Washington Liquor Control Board Wants to Ban Marijuana in Bars

I highly doubt I am the first to say it, but I am going to say it again: what in the clear blue f*#k is up with...
By: Devilmonk
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October 30, 2013
10/30/2013
Medical Marijuana in Washington Needs Your Help, Global Ramifications

Medical Marijuana in Washington Needs Your Help, Global Ramifications

Winning the battle to preserve Washington’s medical marijuana industry is critical. Politicians want to effectively destroy it completely, claiming patients can buy their medication from recreational shops,...
By: Mercedys
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October 25, 2013
10/25/2013
Washington State Liquor Board Goes for MMJ’s Throat

Washington State Liquor Board Goes for MMJ’s Throat

The Washington State Liquor Board is in the process of issuing its recommendations for how to regulate recreational marijuana use. This is, more or less, following the...
By: Devilmonk
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October 22, 2013
10/22/2013
Reason – Will Legal Pot Cost More Than Black Market Pot?

Reason – Will Legal Pot Cost More Than Black Market Pot?

Jacob Sullum explains why Washington’s black market for weed could be almost untouched by the legal market: 25% taxes at 3 points in production. Studies estimate legal...
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September 25, 2013
09/25/2013
Marijuana Users Face Plenty Of Unknowns

Marijuana Users Face Plenty Of Unknowns

In a great article on The Spokesman-Review, Adrian Rogers describes the warning labels that will appear on Washington recreational marijuana. He notes the lack of studies about...
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September 24, 2013
09/24/2013
Cannabis Legalization: Proceed With Caution

Cannabis Legalization: Proceed With Caution

Cannabis legalization has the momentum it needs; will it be preserved from commercialization and the free market? As the legalization movement makes leaps and bounds stateside and...
By: T-Hug
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