Yesterday was the public’s first look at the new Washington State marijuana logo, as well the state’s first draft of marijuana laws. Let other Weedists know in this poll and leave your comment below. Read More »
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Washington’s Liquor Control Board released draft regulations for the state’s legal marijuana industry yesterday. The draft regulations include: Tracking marijuana from seed to store, most likely setting up a system similar to Colorado’s. Limiting the number of retail stores in each county. Growers and processors will not be limited in... Read More »
A group composed of substance abuse, law and public health experts have sent a 16-page letter to Washington’s Liquor Control Board, making recommendations for the implementation of I-502. Included in the group is Alison Holcomb, Drug Policy Director for the ACLU and campaign manager of I-502. The letter makes the point... Read More »
Marijuana advocates called it an historic day – one of Seattle’s top cops is taking part in the cannabis freedom march at Westlake Park–as they spread their message of widespread legal acceptance of pot.
The view from across the pond: Marijuana is now legal in Washington state in the north-west of America. Will the sales kick-start an economic boom?
In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls showing support for pot legalization going over the tipping point, marijuana reform legislation is being introduced at state houses across the land at levels never... Read More »
Lawmakers in the Washington House and Senate quietly passed a bill over the weekend that will re-criminalize some marijuana possession, reacting to warnings from the state’s crime lab that the current law could make it impossible to prosecute large-quantity possession charges or large-scale marijuana growing operations.
In a vote of 95-1, the Washington House of Representatives passed a bill that would classify marijuana as part of the cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3% THC-A and Delta-9 THC. This bill effectively distinguishes industrial hemp from marijuana. Let this be a lesson to ill-informed law enforcement and politicians around the nation; it really is that easy to determine the difference.
The Bremerton Police Department in Washington is busy training its newest officer, a police dog named Dusty. Dusty is being trained to locate cocaine, heroin and meth, but not marijuana. Since I-502 passed in November, Washington police have been taking real steps to change the way they view marijuana.
US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske says marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington will not change his office’s mission, which is to fight addiction with treatment programs. His strategy for the next year is to divert non-violent drug offenders to treatment rather than prison. Maybe it’s just my perception, but this seems like a change to me.