State board suggests new regulations for medical marijuana

  • By Jerry Cornfield
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:21pm
  • Local News

The Washington State Liquor Control Board today recommended a series of changes in state law to mesh the largely unchecked medical marijuana market with the heavily-regulated legal pot industry launching next year.

Collective gardens would be eliminated but authorized medical marijuana patients would be allowed up to six plants for personal use, under the recommendations sent by the board to the Legislature today.

Otherwise patients would need to purchase their marijuana products at one of the 334 state-licensed pot retailers expected to open in 2014. They won’t be required to pay sales and other taxes if they have proper identification as a medical marijuana patient, according to a summary of the recommendations.

The three-member board also agreed adults aged 18 to 20 should be allowed access to medical marijuana with proper authorization from a health care professional and children under the age of 18 should be allowed to use marijuana with parent or guardian consent.

Under Initiative 502, recreational marijuana use is legal only for adults 21 years and older.

You can find more information on the recommendations here.

More in Local News

Majority of Marysville City Council seats are contested

The most closely watched race is between Mark James and Donna Wright.

500 tires go up in flames at a store south of Everett

There were no injuries. And it was nowhere near as bad as that months-long tire fire in 1984.

Inclusion super important to Monroe High senior

Sarah Reeves worked to make homecoming more representative of the student population.

A pot deal between teens leaves them injured, facing charges

Police found out about the incident when both ended up at the same hospital that night.

Funds up for council vote would aid conservation district

District stands to receive an extra $1 million each year, if the County Council gives its approval.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Lake Stevens man injured by 50-foot fall near Leavenworth

The rescuers had to tie in to keep from falling due to the steep rugged terrain.

‘Welcome to fall:” Wet, windy weather in the forecast

The Weather Service is warning people to prepare for power outages, possible flooding and falling trees.

Paul Brandal, 64, walks with his 25-year-old bison, “Wobble,” across a portion of his 70-acre farm between Ebey Slough and Sunnyside Boulevard Monday afternoon. “He just knows me,” Brandle says about the 1,800-pound animal. “He follows me around like a puppy.” (Dan Bates / The Herald)
From a wobbly calf to 1,00-pound behemoth

Wobble, a huge, shaggy bison, had a precarious start in life but now is the last of his herd.

Most Read