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Medical Marijuana In Washington State: Will Seattle Lead Us?

Medical Marijuana In Washington State: Will Seattle Lead Us?

By Hilary Bricken on November 26, 2014

In the spring of 2011, the Washington State legislature passed Senate Bill 5073 to regulate marijuana for medical use. But based on concernswith how the federal government would respond to that Bill, then Governor Christine Gregoire vetoed those portions of the Bill that would have legalized marijuana for medical use and created a licensed and transparent chain of distribution for dispensing, cultivating, and manufacturing medical marijuana. That veto has left Washington State’s medical marijuana laws vague/non-existent regarding commercialization of marijuana for medical use. Washington State has laws that set up a framework for “collective gardens,” but no law legalizing the sale of medical cannabis or the lawful establishment of brick and mortar dispensaries. There are also no laws on state oversight of medical cannabis.

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