OLYMPIA — A crowded Senate hearing Thursday reviewed controversial legislation proposed by State Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries the same as recreational stores. Growing operations, the Washington CannaBusiness Association, the city of Seattle and others were there in favor of more regulation. Eric Cooper, co-owner of Monkey Grass Farms, a growing and…More
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The Associated Press Two marijuana-related bills are advancing in Olympia. A House committee Thursday OK’d a measure that would let people quickly vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions in Washington state. And a Senate committee advanced a measure providing arrest protection for patients under the state’s medical marijuana law. Washington voters last fall approved Initiative 502, legalizing the possession of…More
A small group of medical-marijuana advocates tried to get arrested outside President Obama’s Seattle campaign headquarters today, to spotlight what they consider his failure to follow through on a 2008 campaign promise. The group — about 40 patients, advocates and operators of medical-marijuana dispensaries — were turned away at the Rainier Avenue South building about noon,…More