New Data Suggests Legalization Not Linked to Increases in Vehicle-Pedestrial Fatalities

Marijuana legalization, whether medical or recreational, is not associated with an increase in traffic fatalities concerning pedestrians, according to new research. The researchers behind the study, published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, investigated the relationship between marijuana legalization and fatal vehicle and pedestrian-involved crashes using data from the Fatality [...]

2020-09-24T03:28:26-07:00September 24, 2020|

Proposed Cannabis Concentrates Ban in Washington Shelved By Lawmakers

A proposed bill in Washington state to significantly limit the potency of adult-use cannabis concentrates over fears they may lead to psychosis has been rebuffed by lawmakers following a preliminary hearing. The measure, HB 2546, would limit adult-use cannabis concentrates to 10 percent THC. In effect, this would prohibit products [...]

2020-02-03T08:25:32-07:00February 3, 2020|

Washington’s ‘Cannabis 2.0’: What Does The Future Hold?

Washington is preparing for a radical overhaul of its marijuana regulations in what is being dubbed “Cannabis 2.0,” five years after the legal marijuana industry first took hold in the state. Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board Director Rick Garza outlined some of the proposals earlier this month, which include initiatives [...]

2019-09-30T06:58:52-07:00October 3, 2019|

Washington Lawmakers Introduce Home Cultivation Bill

In January, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced bills to the Washington legislature to legalize residential marijuana agriculture. Although recreational marijuana is legal to buy in the state, it is not legal to grow it at home (except for a limited number of patients). The bills would legalize small grows [...]

2019-02-06T07:56:49-07:00February 7, 2019|

Washington Governor to Pardon 3,500 Marijuana Convictions

People convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession will be able to apply for an expedited pardon through an online system launched on Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee (D), who is considering a run for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Along with Colorado, recreational marijuana use for adults aged 21 and over has [...]

2019-01-31T09:09:30-07:00February 4, 2019|

Recreational Marijuana Legalization Has No Impact on Alcohol Sales, Trade Association Finds

Sales of alcohol have not been affected in the three states – Colorado, Oregon, and Washington State – that have the longest-established legal recreational marijuana markets, according to a new study by an alcohol trade association. The Distilled Spirits Council used state-level alcohol tax receipts and actual alcohol shipment data [...]

2019-01-22T08:05:51-07:00January 22, 2019|

Drive-Through Pot Dispensary Opens in Washington State

As long as marijuana remains illegal under federal law, dispensaries are at risk of being raided and shut down. As a result, many dispensaries avoid investing in their locations, to the detriment of their appearance and to some extent customer feelings of safety and convenience. Two dispensaries on tribal land, [...]

2018-09-19T07:02:58-07:00July 31, 2018|

Surveys Report No Increase in Teen Use of Marijuana in Legal States

As various states in the country legalized medical and adult-use marijuana, questions arose as to whether legalization would encourage teens to try the drug. Surveys, many funded by the government and conducted with scientific rigor, have concluded that while adult use (or at least the self-reporting of adult use) has [...]

2019-10-10T09:39:15-07:00July 20, 2018|

Seattle Files Motion to Dismiss Marijuana Possession Convictions

On April 27, Jenny A. Durkan, the mayor of Seattle, and Pete Holmes, the city attorney, issued a press release announcing their intention to “vacate convictions and dismiss charges for marijuana possession for people who were prosecuted by the City of Seattle from 1997 to 2010.” The city attorney stopped [...]

2018-09-19T07:03:34-07:00June 25, 2018|