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What needs to change to maximize marijuana’s benefits to Washington residents?

What needs to change to maximize marijuana’s benefits to Washington residents?

Brooks Johnson | August 7, 2016

One billion dollars.

If current trends keep up, that will be the value of marijuana retail and producer/processor sales in Washington state on a yearly basis. With few exceptions, state marijuana sales have risen every month since the first recreational stores opened two years ago, bringing millions in state taxes and thousands of jobs.

That’s the good news

“The picture thus far is a curate’s egg — good in parts,” writes University of Washington professor emeritus Roger Roffman. “No policy change of this magnitude will go precisely according to plan.”

What needs to change to maximize marijuana’s benefits to Washington residents?






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