Washington Medical Marijuana Authorization Practice Guidelines

Medical Marijuana Authorization Practice Guidelines On August 8, 2014, the Department of Health facilitated a public workgroup of representatives from the Board of Naturopathy, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, the Medical Quality Assurance Commission, and the Nursing Care …

Washington State Weighs in on Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban

On February 17, 2014, the Washington House of Representatives approved pending legislation that would place stricter protocol on medical marijuana patients.  The bill could also potentially ban the operation of the needed dispensaries entirely.  Many areas of the state are …

Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Face Challenges

While the legalization of medical marijuana has brought many benefits to the twenty states that have legalized it, there have been some growing pains along the way. In Washington, the “legal” medical marijuana dispensary industry is struggling to make the …

Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensary System Impacted by Recreational Marijuana

Washington medical marijuana dispensaries could soon be changed due to the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington.  The existing medical marijuana dispensary system might be changed by Washington legislators in an attempt to keep recreational users from taking advantage …

Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Could Be Banned

In the summer of 2013 Mark Kleiman, a drug policy expert with UCLA, stated that the legal market was going to face opposition when it comes to regulating the use of medical marijuana in Washington. The issue surrounding marijuana distribution …

Colorado Preparing for Marijuana Tourism

As 2013 draws to an end, marijuana advocates in the state of Colorado are counting down the hours until the doors open  to the first legal marijuana retail stores as of January 1, 2014.  Colorado hopes to be followed by …

Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensary Market Facing Competition

The Washington medical marijuana market is about to get some competition. Residents have been setting up shop to stake their claim on a new market: recreational pot.  Washington is only the second state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana.  …

Future of Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Uncertain

Washington State officials are being faced with the issue of declaring the difference between those who smoke marijuana for recreational reasons, and those who smoke it for medical reasons. American Civil Liberties Union criminal justice director Alison Holcomb has requested …

Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owners Concerned Over the Future of Dispensaries

The state of Washington is looking to reign in the current freewheeling medical marijuana industry in the state, and that has Washington medical marijuana dispensary owners worried.  The state is moving forward with plans to release recommendations on how the …

Recommendations for Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensary System

This month the Washington State Liquor Control Board revealed their suggestions on how they would like to see the Washington medical marijuana dispensary industry coexist alongside recreational marijuana.  Front and center of the Washington State Liquor Control Boards suggestions was …