Washington has one more statistic to support the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Evergreen State: Washington youth cannabis use hasn’t increased since the enactment of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized recreational cannabis in the state.
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With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Washington, there are essentially three ways to obtain cannabis—from a recreational shop, from the black market or from medical collectives, also referred to as dispensaries.
Earlier this month, the Drug Policy Alliance released its report, “Marijuana Legalization in Washington After 1 Year of Retail Sales and 2.5 Years of Legal Possession.” It is essentially a story of what did not happen to crime rates and usage among youth. But industry watchers know a lot has happened in Washington State over the last year.
Marijuana’s growing acceptance has helped grease the wheel to what could be a large boon to the United States farming industry—the growing of industrial hemp.
On February 13, 2015, the Washington state Senate adopted Bill 5052, introduced by Republican Sen. Ann Rivers in an attempt to combine the state’s recreational and medical marijuana industries.
The city of Seattle plans to shut down marijuana-delivery services, which became popular after the state legalized recreational marijuana.
Abortion. Gay Marriage. Chicken or the egg? Just items in modern history, minus the chicken and the egg, that have been highly controversial. No matter what the outcome, each side will always have people taking staunch positions.
Court watchers sat on the edge of their seats this week, watching the conflict between federal and state marijuana law play out in the city council meetings of a tiny rural Washington State town. The local ordinance, drafted specifically to ban pot businesses, incorporated federal law by reference.