Washington

    • Moving Marijuana Across State Lines: Still A Felony

      Now that four states have legalized recreational marijuana and another twenty or so states have legal medical marijuana regimes, we are hearing people talk about how taking their legal pot across state borders by car or by air is no big deal. Unfortunately, it is a big deal. A really big deal. It should first be noted that possession of recreational marijuana for adults over t ...

      Alison Malsbury/ Canna Law Blog™in Washington- 5 readers -
    • First Marijuana Tribal Conference: Tulalip Reservation on February 27

      On October 28, 2014, the United States Department of Justice issued a “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” In this memo, the DOJ stated that its eight enforcement priorities will apply “in the event that sovereign Indian Nations seek to legalize the cultivation or use of marijuana in Indian Country.

      Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™- 3 readers -
  • Marijuana Advertising And The First Amendment

    … will examine the basics of that case and predict whether it will have much or any impact on existing or proposed restrictions on marijuana advertising in Washington and in other cannabis-legal states. In Havsy v. Department of Health, Judge Elizabeth Martin of Pierce County Superior Court had to determine whether the Washington Department…

    Robert Mcvay/ Canna Law Blog™in Washington- 1 readers -
  • Proposed Tax Bill Good For Washington Marijuana Industry

    Yesterday, Washington Senators Brian Hatfield and Ann Rivers introduced SB 5467, which would shift and simplify marijuana excise tax rates in Washington. Here is our take on it. The bill replaces the current multi-tier excise tax (25% of the total value of each wholesale and retail transaction) and replaces it with a single 37% tax at the retail level.

    Robert Mcvay/ Canna Law Blog™- 2 readers -
  • Cannabis Tax Legislation for Washington State

    January 12, 2015 marks the beginning of the 2015 Washington legislative session and a few cannabis related bills have already been introduced, including Senate Bill 5052, the Cannabis Patient Protection Act. On the tax front, State Senators Hatfield and Rivers have introduced Senate Bill 5003, which could change the landscape for implementing the current Marijuana Excise Tax (MET).

    Canna Law Blog™- 5 readers -
  • Medical Marijuana v. Recreational Marijuana: An Update From The Front

    In a move that is simultaneously noteworthy and completely expected, Seattle city attorney Pete Holmes has issued a policy memorandum that speaks to the city of Seattle’s treatment of medical marijuana businesses moving forward. In no uncertain terms, Holmes says that all commercial medical marijuana operations not licensed pursuant to Initiative 502 and the state’s recreationa ...

    Robert Mcvay/ Canna Law Blog™- 4 readers -
  • Medical vs. Recreational Marijuana in 2015

    Straight out of the gate in 2015, states with adult use marijuana laws on the books are now asking whether they still need their original medical marijuana laws and industries. Both Colorado and Washington are questioning the necessity of a medical marijuana system now that their regulated recreational marketplaces are in full force.

    Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™- 12 readers -
  • Cannabis Highlights Of 2014

    Happy New Year and thanks for reading us, commenting on our posts, and following us (and giving us likes) on our Facebook Page. You are our reason for being. You do not need us to tell you about what a great year 2014 was for cannabis, so we will try to avoid doing that. But we do want to use this post to give you what we see as the highlights of 2014 in key states (mostly de ...

    Canna Law Blog™- 6 readers -
  • Marijuana Advertising Restrictions 101

    Washington state is likely one of the most regulated cannabis-legal states. Under I-502, it has comprehensive regulations covering quality control, reporting requirements, product traceability, and packaging and labeling standards. The Liquor Control Board (which oversees the state’s marijuana regime) created and continues to create rules on marijuana businesses advertising an ...

    Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™- 4 readers -
  • The Best and Worst Tax Policies of 2014

    … 2014. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Our position didn’t prevail in every state, but the cause of tax justice and fairness for working families made significant gains in a number of places. Below, the best and worst tax policies of the past year: The Best Washington, DC takes the number one spot for enacting a progressive…

    Sebastian Johnson/ Tax Justice Blogin Florida Washington Georgia- 3 readers -
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