Update: Here’s the final version of this story, as it ran in the paper. Mayor Ed Murray’s office outlined its plan for the medical-marijuana industry this afternoon. The plan calls for licensing of recreational and medical-marijuana businesses and creates regulations for medical-marijuana providers. The mayor’s plan would establish a regulatory system for medical similar to that…More
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The city of Seattle will hold a public forum on medical marijuana next Thursday, Nov. 20, at City Hall. This symposium represents the first step in the mayor’s plan to change how the industry is regulated. “The mayor intends to propose a draft ordinance before the end of the year. This forum is an opportunity to…More
Medical-marijuana businesses operate in a legally gray, loosely regulated climate. But Seattle’s approach with the industry could change soon. The mayor’s office plans to introduce a plan for licensing marijuana businesses. Some quick facts from the story: Just 45 of 300 medical-marijuana businesses on file with the city paid local business and occupation taxes in 2013, according…More
We’re about a month and a half into marijuana sales, but readers still have plenty of questions about pot. Here’s our take on few: Q: I want to know how oil availability will work in Washington? Will companies like Open Vape or Ionic be able to sell pre-filled oil in stores now? Or does the pot used…More
As lines formed outside Washington’s first legal retail marijuana shops today, a quiet waiting room in a downtown Seattle office building filled with another group of people looking to buy pot.
The Green Wellness clinic is an alternative-medicine center whose business cards say “Medical Cannabis Doctors.”
Keith Gordon, 61, came to the clinic to get re-authorized for medical marijuana. Despite legalization, he said, he doesn’t plan on buying from the retail shops.
“Here [in the medical-marijuana system] there are more choices, more flexibility and the price is easier to control,” Gordon said. “It’s easier to find a supply and go buy it, too, and I don’t want it to be that much harder.”More