Part of I-502, the initiative that legalized recreational marijuana, included so-called reforms for the medical marijuana industry. Now, some of those plans, including creating a database of users, could cost patients a lot of money, and given new regulations, perhaps even get them in legal trouble for their pot use.
A new bill signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee is designed to eliminate "squeezing" of state pot stores caused by sales from medical dispensaries, but critics say it's a big step towards forcing out medical marijuana.
A lot of eyes will be watching the Federal Courthouse in Spokane starting today, when the Kettle Falls Five go on trial on federal drug charges. It's expected to be a precedent-setting case over state's rights vs. the federal government, especially over legalized pot.
The Cannabis Coalition of Washington state has sent a strongly-worded letter to the state Liquor Control Board and legislators warning that recent policy plans and recommendations for implementing legalized marijuana will ultimately force medical marijuana patients to the black market.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are one step closer to becoming legal in Oregon. The state House voted 31-27 today to legalize and regulate dispensaries. The bill goes next to the Senate. Under existing law, the state's nearly 55,000 medical marijuana cardholders must grow the pot themselves or find a person to grow it for them...