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21

Jul

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board releases 2017 legislative fact sheets

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) recently released a set of fact sheets on legislation that passed in the 2017 legislative session.
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Categories: Marijuana

7

Jul

2017

New budget imposes restrictions on local marijuana revenue

Local government marijuana mitigation revenues were reduced from $30 million to $12 million for cities and counties in the 2017-19 biennium.
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Categories: Marijuana

30

Jun

2017

Cities fare well in adopted 2017-19 state operating budget

On the final day of the state’s fiscal year, and 175 days after coming to Olympia in January, legislators adopted an operating budget, thus avoiding a state government shutdown.

2

Jun

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board issues decision on Kittitas County marijuana zoning question

On May 23, the Liquor and Cannabis Board issued a declaratory order on Kittitas County’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling.
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Categories: Marijuana

19

May

2017

Opinion requested on LEOFF 1 coverage of medical marijuana

The Attorney General’s Office has received a request for a formal published opinion on the ability of a LEOFF 1 disability board to cover the costs of medical marijuana for a LEOFF 1 retiree.

14

Apr

2017

Marijuana regulation fix bill passes House, heads for concurrence in Senate

SB 5131 makes numerous minor regulatory changes to current marijuana law and is continuing to move in the Legislature.
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Categories: Marijuana

31

Mar

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board requests comment on agency compliance with local zoning rules

The LCB has requested comment on a petition by Kittitas County requesting a declaratory ruling on the issue of if the LCB must comply with local zoning requirements and only issue marijuana licenses when the application and location are congruent with local zoning.
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Categories: Marijuana

31

Mar

2017

Sixty percent reduction in shared marijuana mitigation revenue in House budget

The House budget proposal included a reduction in the marijuana excise tax distributions to local governments.
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Categories: Marijuana

10

Mar

2017

Marijuana bills that failed to make cutoff

The following are marijuana bills AWC has been tracking that are now dead due to failing to make it past the cutoff date.
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Categories: Marijuana

17

Feb

2017

Bill crafted to increase cities share of marijuana excise taxes

HB 2076 would increase the amount that would be distributed to cities and counties.
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Categories: Marijuana

3

Feb

2017

Update on marijuana bills of interest

New info on bills related to implications of city moratoria/bans and the masking of marijuana odors.
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Categories: Marijuana

27

Jan

2017

Bill moves forward that penalizes cities for local restrictions on marijuana retailers

HB 1099, a bill that penalizes cities for enacting marijuana restrictions on retailers is up for a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, February 2.

20

Jan

2017

Bill penalizes cities for restricting marijuana stores advances

HB 1099 passed out of the House Commerce & Gaming Committee on Thursday after a public hearing last Tuesday.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Jan

2017

Multiple marijuana bills dropped in House and Senate

There have been a lot of marijuana bills introduced.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Jan

2017

Bill requires cities without bans to issue local marijuana licenses

Rep. David Sawyer (D-Tacoma) and Chair of the House Commerce & Gaming Committee introduced a bill, HB 1099, related to local governments’ unofficial bans or moratoria on marijuana retail stores.
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Categories: Marijuana

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