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Several efforts are under way in Washington state to loosen marijuana laws, from fully legalizing it to making in readily accessible to patients who need it for medicinal purposes. A couple of bills have been introduced in Olympia and a voter initiative has been sent to the state for approval before signature-gathering begins.
BOISE – A statewide poll that’s been conducted in Idaho for more than 20 years yielded a surprising result: 74 percent support for allowing “terminally and seriously ill patients to use and purchase marijuana for medical purposes.” Just 23 percent of Idahoans queried in the Boise State University Public Police Survey said “no” to that; 3 percent said they didn’t know, according to results announced Tuesday.
BOISE – An Idaho lawmaker has introduced a medical marijuana bill, saying Idaho needs to save money in its Medicaid program and that medical marijuana is a much cheaper way to treat patients in severe pain than expensive opiates. That’s a big selling point in Idaho’s budget crunch, but Rep. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, said that so far, other Idaho lawmakers haven’t been receptive.
The Washington Department of Revenue has launched a statewide effort to collect sales tax from medical marijuana dispensaries — even as some prosecutors and the Health Department maintain such dispensaries are illegal.
The medical marijuana industry in Washington state has a new trade organization.
SOQUEL, Calif. – Smoke a bowl or eat a bowl (of ice cream)? That’s the question at a new medical marijuana dispensary, where half pints of Banannabis Foster and Straw-Mari Cheesecake marijuana-infused ice creams sell alongside more run-of-the-mill bags of pot.
It’s time to de-stupidify medical marijuana. Earlier this month, the local gendarmes once again expended a bunch of time and effort bringing down a medical marijuana dispensary. If someone breaks into your garage, don’t hold your breath waiting for an officer. But if you’re growing medical marijuana in that garage, they’ll find a way to send a car.
A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s tough stance on the confusing voter-approved law. Paul E. Ellis, 52, was described by detectives as eager and talkative when they approached him at his dispensary, Med Mar Dis, at 7604 E. Sprague Ave., last month. He showed them his marijuana, explained how he tracks his transactions with about 200 customers and invited them to his home to see his marijuana crop.
A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s tough stance on the confusing voter-approved law.
Idaho doesn’t recognize gay or lesbian marriage, but some Republicans want the state to go a step further.