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Author Archives: Jim Doherty
The state Liquor Control Board (LCB) issued a statement on February 19th clarifying its next licensing steps. In two accompanying documents, a summary of the status of marijuana licensing and an FAQ on licensing, the board sheds more light on … Continue reading
On January 16th, the state Attorney General’s Office issued a formal opinion concluding that Initiative 502 does not preempt counties, cities, and towns from banning recreational marijuana businesses – producers, processors, and retailers – within their jurisdictions.
The state Liquor Control Board is doing its best to inform prospective marijuana business applicants of the types of permits that they will need in order to comply with both local and state laws and regulations.
On November 5th, the state attorney general’s office posted a notice of a request for an opinion from Sharon Foster, chair of the state Liquor Control Board, regarding the authority of local governments – cities and counties – to directly or indirectly prohibit recreational … Continue reading
The first volley is now over the net! On October 21st, a work group composed of staff from three state agencies – the Department of Health, the Department of Revenue, and the Liquor Control Board – issued their draft recommendations … Continue reading
Under pressure from the federal government, the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) announced on September 13th that its proposed regulation regarding the 1,000 foot buffer between marijuana businesses and certain types of facilities will be modified by an emergency rule to be … Continue reading
Many jurisdictions have been waiting to see the details of the revised marijuana regulations proposed by the state Liquor Control Board. Well, check them out!
On August 29th, the Obama administration, through Attorney General Eric Holder, made it clear that the federal government will not interfere with marijuana regulation in Washington and Colorado if it meets federal concerns over youth access, violence, diversion to other … Continue reading
If you’re finding the transition to a regulated and taxed recreational marijuana market confusing, you aren’t alone! But MRSC and AWC will help you keep track of this significant issue.
The 2013 Legislature has significantly changed the statutes relating to the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and other types of off-road vehicles in the State of Washington. ESHB 1632 (Laws of 2013, 2d Spec. Sess., ch. 23), which goes into effect … Continue reading