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Washington Marijuana Reform Endorsed By Lawmakers

Earlier this week, sixteen Washington state legislators announced their endorsement of Initiative 502 pertaining to marijuana reform. Republican Mary Lou Dickerson, the prime sponsor of the legislation upon which this initiative is based and Jeanne Kohl-Welles, are amongst some of the more notable names on...

Washington Marijuana Dispensaries: Latest Obama Victims

Here we go again. On Tuesday, Washington medical marijuana dispensaries became the latest victims of the Obama administration’s escalating war on cannabis and the will of citizens. Agents of the federal government raided several state-sanctioned dispensaries with no regard for their actual compliance...

Marijuana in Tacoma and Kalamazoo: Voters Demand Reform

Eager for marijuana reform, voters across the country are affirming their support for change in measured steps aimed at keeping momentum strong into the pivotal 2012 elections. Both the cities of Tacoma in Washington and Kalamazoo in Michigan voted this past Tuesday to make marijuana possession the lowest...

Marijuana Legalization Getting Major Support in Washington

As the economic uncertainty becomes an inescapable part of the current American experience, the taxation argument in favor of marijuana resonates ever louder with voters across the nation. In Washington state, recent events indicate a hunger for aggressive marijuana reform and may turn the state into an...

Medical Marijuana School Opens in Seattle

Advertisements for technical schools are played incessantly throughout the day, inundating us with information on dozens of schools. Nearly every career under the sun is offered, and it’s rarely a surprise to see a new one. But a novel type of college was opened last Wednesday in Seattle, and the...

Seattle HempFest: The Marijuana Revolution is Coming

The Seattle Hempfest took place over the weekend, and appears to have been a resounding success. This year marked the festival’s 20 year anniversary,  and the festivities did not disappoint. In previous years, the event has drawn crowds of over 150,000 people to come celebrate the wonders of...

Seattle Marijuana Dispensaries Will Remain Open

Today is a good day to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington. Seattle mayor Mike McGinn on Wednesday signed a law requiring medical marijuana dispensaries in Seattle to be treated and regulated just like any other business. dispensaries will need to follow building codes and public...

Confusing New Medical Marijuana Rules In Washington State

Today, new medical marijuana rules go into effect in Washington state. The problem however is that the new law is causing more confusion than clarity. Originally, the bill that the legislature passed would have created a framework to regulate the many marijuana dispensaries that had popped up around the...

Washington Business Wins Right To Fire Marijuana Patients

The Washington Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on Thursday that medical marijuana patients can be fired for medical marijuana use. The case, Roe v. Teletech Customer Care Management, was brought by a medical marijuana patient in Washington who was hired and then fired two weeks later for a positive drug...

Medical Marijuana Law: A Tale Of Two Cities

Kent, Washington Over 75 people filled the City Council Chambers on Tuesday to protest the city’s decision to force several King County medical marijuana dispensaries to shut down. The city sent letters to al the local dispensaries which stated that “dispensing marijuana in violation of state laws...

Marijuana Momentum in the News

Fresh Off the Marijuana Front A few recent news items are painting a picture of (relative) defiance in the face of the increased federal attacks on medical marijuana. Bigger players are getting involved and that can only mean that bigger plays are being planned. First, on Monday, the ACLU jumped into the...