Washington

DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

After almost a year of requests, the Department of Justice has granted Washington state access to an FBI database so state officials can do nationwide background checks on individuals...
Legalizing Marijuana Has Drastically Dropped Possession Charges in Washington State

Legalizing Marijuana Has Drastically Dropped Possession Charges in Washington State

A new ACLU report shows that the year following Washington’s legalization of recreational marijuana showed a marked drop in misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests among adults age 21 and older....
Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies in Washington State

Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies in Washington State

On Thursday night, legislation in Washington state that would have strictly regulated the state’s medical marijuana program died without a vote as the House and Senate adjourned. The legislation...
Washington Issues First Recreational Marijuana Business License

Washington Issues First Recreational Marijuana Business License

On Wednesday, the Washington Liquor Control Board issued the state’s first recreational business license.  The license was awarded to Sean Green for growing and processing marijuana for sale in...
WA Liquor Control Board Increases Amount of Land That Can Be Used to Grow Marijuana

WA Liquor Control Board Increases Amount of Land That Can Be Used to Grow Marijuana

The Washington Liquor Control Board has made new changes to the state’s rules for marijuana growing licenses, including increasing the amount of land that can be used in the...
Washington House Votes to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Washington House Votes to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

On Monday night, House Bill 2149– a bill that would make drastic changes to Washington’s medical marijuana program– passed the House with a vote of 67-29.  The bill was...
Washington Starts Accepting Applications for Recreational Marijuana Licenses

Washington Starts Accepting Applications for Recreational Marijuana Licenses

On Monday, Washington State will begin accepting applications from individuals  hoping to obtain a license to operate a recreational marijuana business.  Applications will be accepted from hopeful growers, shop...
Town Returns Seized Marijuana Dead

Town Returns Seized Marijuana Dead

Lynwood, Wa. police have returned over 200 plants of seized marijuana to the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary.  The problem?  All of the plants were dead. Police originally...
Washington State Approves Rules for Recreational Marijuana Sales

Washington State Approves Rules for Recreational Marijuana Sales

On Wednesday, the Washington State Liquor Control Board approved the set of rules that will regulate the state’s legal recreational marijuana program.  After almost 11 months of negotiation, the...
Marijuana Farmers Market Opens in Seattle

Marijuana Farmers Market Opens in Seattle

On Sunday, the World Famous Cannabis Farmers Market re-opened in Seattle.  At the event, vendors sold everything from bud to tinctures and lotions. Co-founder Jeremy Miller explained that the...