Colorado and Washington both voted to legalize recreational marijuana statewide, opening the doors to a brand new industry and a brand new revenue stream. While the states seemed to welcome the new industry, there were clauses in both bills that allowed specific areas to place moratoriums on recreational marijuana.
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Washington has two overlapping marijuana statutes on the books. One is a medical marijuana law that went into effect in 2012. The other is the broader Initiative 501 that seeks to regulate marijuana possession. Before Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the medical bill in 2011, she exercised her line-veto right to remove a number of provisions, including the part that provided for a patient registry.