medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana Regulations
6:49 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Public Comment Period Nearly Over For Medical Marijuana Rules

The deadline for public comment on proposed changes to the state's existing medical marijuana program is Wednesday.

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Medical Marijuana Regulations
6:36 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Medical Marijuana Advocate: Proposed Overhaul Goes Too Far

Medical marijuana patients in Washington would have to register with the state and buy their medicine at specially licensed recreational pot stores. But they wouldn’t pay sales tax. State regulators Monday proposed a sweeping overhaul of Washington’s medical marijuana industry. Ezra Eickmeyer is with the Washington Cannabis Association. He says the proposed rules go too far.

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Medical Marijuana Taxes & Regulations
4:52 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Washington Proposes Medical Marijuana Registry, Tax Exemption

Mjpresson Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Medical marijuana patients in Washington would have to register with the state if they don’t want to pay pot taxes.

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Medical Marijuana Regulations
6:43 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Medical Marijuana Road Map Due From Washington Regulators

Now that Washington state’s regulations for recreational marijuana have been finalized, policymakers are turning their attention to medical marijuana. The current system for patients to obtain marijuana with medical authorizations is largely unregulated. Federal authorities say that needs to change. Monday three state agencies plan to issue a roadmap.

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Medical Marijuana Ruling
4:09 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Washington High Court Sides With Non-Card-Carrying Medical Marijuana Patient

Cacophony Wikipedia

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 3:18 pm

The Washington Supreme Court has sided with a wheelchair-bound pot user who lacked an official medical marijuana card. In a split ruling Thursday, the high court said even non-card-holding patients can mount a medical necessity defense at trial.

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Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries
4:34 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Kitzhaber Signs Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Into Law

O'Dea, Wikimedia. A medical cannabis shop in Denver, Colo.

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 4:32 pm

Oregon's 55,000 medical marijuana users will soon be allowed to purchase their pot from a store.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law Wednesday a bill that legalizes marijuana dispensaries. The bill narrowly passed in the closing days of the legislative session last month over strong objections.

Critics fear dispensaries will put marijuana in the hands of people seeking it for recreation, not medical treatment. The governor acknowledged the controversy in a statement but said the bill will allow safe access to cannabis for legal users.

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Medical Marijuana
4:25 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Marijuana Dispensaries Measure Advances In Oregon Legislature

Mjpresson Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 4:20 pm

Oregon medical marijuana patients could soon have an easier time getting hold of the drug. The Oregon House Monday narrowly passed a measure that would authorize a system of storefront dispensaries.

More than 53,000 people hold medical marijuana cards in Oregon. Under current state law, they either have to grow their own or find a buddy to grow it for them. This measure would allow growers to sell their goods through authorized dispensaries.

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Marijuana Measures
5:22 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Northwest Lawmakers Push Federal Marijuana Bills

Drug Enforcement Agency

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 5:03 pm

Some Democrats in the US Congress are pushing measures to bring marijuana dispensaries in the Northwest under the federal tax code. Since federal law prohibits possession and sale of marijuana, dispensaries can't take advantage of any federal tax deductions.

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Children Taken From Marijuana Advocate
5:30 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Police Seize Children Of Idaho Pot Advocate

An advocate for medical marijuana in Idaho is fighting to have her three children returned to her, after they were taken when marijuana was found in her home.

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Marijuana Regulation
5:55 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

For Regulators, Marijuana Legalization All About 'Getting Into The Weeds'

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 5:50 pm

SEATTLE – When Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana last fall, they handed the state’s Liquor Control Board a regulatory nightmare. There’s no manual for how to create a safe and legal market for pot – something that’s never been done before.

State Representative Roger Goodman – speaking after a recent meeting on marijuana legalization – says the giggle factor is gone.

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