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Q & A | What the merger of recreational, medical pot means

Q & A | What the merger of recreational, medical pot means

 | June 25, 2016

The day of reckoning has come for Washington’s medical marijuana system.

It’s been a strange trip, starting with 1998’sInitiative 692, which opened the door to home growing for patients and morphed into “collective gardens” that sprouted more than 300 storefront dispensaries statewide.

Once voters legalized recreational weed throughInitiative 502 in November 2012, medical marijuana’s future in Washington was pretty much written. I-502 treated all pot the same. In practical terms, that made the largely unregulated and untaxed medical system a rival dealer of the highly taxed and regulated I-502 regime.

Q & A | What the merger of recreational, medical pot means






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