Oct 23 | Colo. Pot Industry on Display at Drug-Policy Talks
Dignitaries from three nations sniffed marijuana, walked through greenhouses full of tagged marijuana plants and learned about video pot surveillance on a three-day Weed 101 tour in Colorado, which has a regulated marijuana market and is planning to expand sales to all adults in a few weeks.
Oct 23 | John Lane To Leave Gov’s Office-New Cannabis Policy Staff Coming In?
On November 1st, I will be transitioning out of the Governor’s Legislative and Policy Office to become the Office of Financial Management (OFM) Legislative and Legal Counsel. I will handle legislative affairs concerning the state budgets and issues affecting OFM and assist in legal matters. I’ve enjoyed my time in the policy office and look forward to working with you in my new role. I don’t have my new phone number confirmed yet, but my email will be firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all your help over the last eight years!
Oct 23 | It's Official: State Trying to Destroy Medical Pot Law
Earlier this month, The Stranger uncovered a draft document outlining the state's plan to gut the medical cannabis law approved by Washington State voters in 1998. This week, a work group created by the legislature announced recommendations even more severe than the ones we reported.
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Oct 23 | Town council weighs zoning restrictions on retail pot shops
The usual brief and methodical Friday Harbor Town Council meetings were replaced Oct. 17 by a fast-paced day working on a full agenda and visiting with a contingent of County Council members at a joint session.
Oct 22 | Island County to hold hearing on pot
With little discussion, Island County commissioners set a date for the public hearing on a proposed moratorium on new marijuana production and sales.
Oct 22 | City begins pot rule talks
WALLA WALLA — The City Council is moving ahead with a plan to adopt interim ordinances to regulate future recreational marijuana stores.
Oct 22 | Budding Retailers Crowd Seattle Seminar on Setting Up Pot Shops
Sean Kearney, owner of an online sex-toy business, said he was late to the dot-com boom and doesn’t want to miss out on the next wave as Washington state sets the rules for retail marijuana sales to recreational users.
Oct 22 | Olympia's moratorium on pot sales would exclude state-licensed sellers
The Olympia City Council moved forward with regulations for recreational marijuana businesses Tuesday.
Oct 22 | New High: Majority of Americans Now Favor Legalizing Marijuana
For the first time, a majority of Americans, 58%, favor legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. That number was just 12% in 1969, when Gallup first asked the question. 38% of Americans surveyed this year said they had tried marijuana.
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Oct 22 | Bellevue council approves collective garden, emergency recreational marijuana ordinances
The Bellevue City Council approved regulations replacing an emergency ordinance controlling where and how collective medical marijuana gardens can be operated on Monday before approving an emergency ordinance addressing recreational marijuana.