Olympia Passes a Bunch of New Weed Legislation Which Now Awaits the Governor’s Signature

Olympia Passes a Bunch of New Weed Legislation Which Now Awaits the Governor’s Signature

Lester Black | Apr 25, 2017

Just before Olympia’s regular session ended last week, a huge “omnibus bill” of pot laws quietly passed the legislature. The bill tackles a ton of legal issues, and it is now sitting on the governor’s desk waiting for a signature. Governor Jay Inslee has 20 days to sign it, though his office declined to comment on his feelings about the bill.

So what’s in this omnibus bill? A lot.

Medical cannabis patients can buy pot plants and seeds directly from producers. This fixes a huge problem from when the state merged medical cannabis into recreational cannabis last year. Under the old medical system, patients who wanted to grow their own pot at home could buy seeds or even clone plants directly from patient collectives. But when the state merged the two systems, it didn’t provide any legal way for patients to buy seeds or clones—sending them to the black market. This fixes that.





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