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Guest Editorial: It’s Time to Move Forward on Pot Tourism in Washington State

Guest Editorial: It’s Time to Move Forward on Pot Tourism in Washington State

Logan Bowers and Kc. Franks | Oct 26, 2016

Since the voters approved I-502 in 2012, Washington State has made tremendous progress in establishing a safe, legal and appropriately regulated recreational marijuana industry. In July, the state’s legacy medical marijuana businesses were integrated into the new recreational system, creating a seamless, unitary system that provides all responsible Washington State adults access to marijuana, regardless of whether they need it for medicinal purposes or consume it for recreation.

Now, the time has come to consider how to build on that foundation to allow our emerging marijuana industry to realize its full potential to contribute to our state’s economy. With some minor and carefully considered changes to state and local law, we can establish a vibrant marijuana tourism industry in our state that will draw tens of thousands of new visitors here, from across the country and even internationally, drawn by the opportunity to gather with like-minded folks to consume marijuana recreationally.

Guest Editorial: It’s Time to Move Forward on Pot Tourism in Washington State






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