medical marijuana http://kuow.org en To Experts' Dismay, Teens Embrace Marijuana As 'Healthy' And 'Non-Addictive' http://kuow.org/post/experts-dismay-teens-embrace-marijuana-healthy-and-non-addictive <p></p><p>Recreational marijuana is legal – for adults. But it’s clear that the movement toward legalization is having repercussions for teenagers too.</p><p>Federal authorities have said they will be monitoring whether Washington’s legal marijuana supply makes its way to underage users. It’s one of the indicators that they say could lead them to intervene in the state’s experiment. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:56:12 +0000 Amy Radil 30103 at http://kuow.org To Experts' Dismay, Teens Embrace Marijuana As 'Healthy' And 'Non-Addictive' Medical Pot Advocates Have Their Own Recommendations For Regulation http://kuow.org/post/medical-pot-advocates-have-their-own-recommendations-regulation <p>David Hyde talks with John Davis, medical pot advocate and CEO of Northwest Patient Resource Center, about his take on the liquor control board's recommendations for medical pot regulations. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:10:27 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 25861 at http://kuow.org Medical Pot Advocates Have Their Own Recommendations For Regulation Could Legalized Pot Hurt Washington’s Medical Marijuana Industry? http://kuow.org/post/could-legalized-pot-hurt-washington-s-medical-marijuana-industry <p>A year after Washington state voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana, the licensing process is underway. Starting Monday, applications to grow, process or sell recreational marijuana can be submitted online, by mail or in person. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:51:54 +0000 Patricia Murphy 24031 at http://kuow.org Could Legalized Pot Hurt Washington’s Medical Marijuana Industry? State Agencies Release Recommendations For Medical Marijuana Regulation http://kuow.org/post/state-agencies-release-recommendations-medical-marijuana-regulation <p>The Liquor Control Board, Department of Health and the Department of Revenue have released their recommendations for how the state should regulate medical marijuana. They’ve set guidelines for age limits, possession amounts, location of retail stores and taxation. Austin Jenkins, Olympia Correspondent for the Public Radio Northwest News Network, explains how these regulations will affect medical marijuana stores and how they differ from the regulation of recreational marijuana. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:12:58 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22477 at http://kuow.org State Agencies Release Recommendations For Medical Marijuana Regulation Washington Proposes Medical Marijuana Registry, Tax Exemption http://kuow.org/post/washington-proposes-medical-marijuana-registry-tax-exemption <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/102113AJ_MedicalMarijuana_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Medical marijuana patients in Washington would have to register with the state if they don’t want to pay pot taxes.<p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:13:39 +0000 Austin Jenkins 22454 at http://kuow.org Washington Proposes Medical Marijuana Registry, Tax Exemption Concerns About Medical Marijuana Regulations Abound http://kuow.org/post/concerns-about-medical-marijuana-regulations-abound <p>A state work group is set to release its recommendations on how to regulate Washington’s medical marijuana industry this afternoon. Since the passage of Initiative 502,&nbsp; established medical marijuana dispensaries have been worried about what will happen to their businesses under the new laws.</p><p>Regulations have been proposed for marijuana retail businesses but what about the medical marijuana facilities? Karl Keich, the founder and owner of the Seattle Medical Marijuana Association, talks with <em>The Record's</em> Steve Scher about the business of selling medical marijuana and his concerns over the new regulations. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:07:01 +0000 Steve Scher 22402 at http://kuow.org Concerns About Medical Marijuana Regulations Abound State Agencies To Issue Medical Marijuana Roadmap http://kuow.org/post/state-agencies-issue-medical-marijuana-roadmap <p>Now that Washington state’s regulations for recreational marijuana have been finalized, policymakers are turning their attention to medical marijuana.</p><p>The current system for patients to obtain marijuana with medical authorizations is largely unregulated.&nbsp; Federal authorities say that needs to change.&nbsp; Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:05:36 +0000 Amy Radil 22318 at http://kuow.org Kent Says No To Recreational Pot Stores http://kuow.org/post/kent-says-no-recreational-pot-stores <p>Starting next year, recreational pot stores will be open for business all over the state of Washington. State officials said the city of Kent could have three. But now, it looks like they won&rsquo;t have any. Last year, the <a href="http://www.kentreporter.com/news/157394615.html">Kent City Council banned</a> medical marijuana collective gardens over concerns that they violated federal law. Now, the city&rsquo;s applying that same ban to recreational pot stores. Why?<br /><br /><a href="http://kentwa.gov/content.aspx?id=16099&amp;terms=Pat%2520Fitzpatrick">Pat Fitzpatrick</a> is Kent&rsquo;s acting city attorney. He talked with Ross Reynolds. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:03:44 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20982 at http://kuow.org Kent Says No To Recreational Pot Stores More Medical Marijuana Regulations Proposed http://kuow.org/post/more-medical-marijuana-regulations-proposed <p>With all the talk about the legalization of marijuana perhaps you’ve been caught in a haze and haven’t been paying attention to what is going on with Washington’s long legal medical marijuana. Well changes are being proposed there too. Washington Senator Ann Rivers has proposed legislation that would task the Liquor Control Board with licensing and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, processors and growers. Ann Rivers talks to Ross Reynolds about why she thinks further regulation is necessary.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:18:00 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11624 at http://kuow.org More Medical Marijuana Regulations Proposed Scarce Real Estate For New Marijuana Stores http://kuow.org/post/scarce-real-estate-new-marijuana-stores <p></p><p>A new state law says you can have a licensed retail store for recreational marijuana, but it can’t be located within 1,000 feet of many facilities: schools, parks, transit centers, arcades, or libraries. In Seattle, that 1,000-foot rule means most of the city is off-limits. Smaller cities may have no eligible sites. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:38:28 +0000 Amy Radil 9522 at http://kuow.org Scarce Real Estate For New Marijuana Stores Medical Marijuana Tax Proposed To Address Black Market Concerns http://kuow.org/post/medical-marijuana-tax-proposed-address-black-market-concerns <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/020713AJ_MarijuanaTax_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Three powerful Democrats in the Washington state House are proposing a new 25 percent tax on medical marijuana. The measure introduced Thursday is designed to avoid an underground market for medicinal pot once recreational marijuana is legally sold in stores.<p>The top three sponsors of the proposed medical marijuana tax are heavy hitters in the Washington legislatures: the chairs of House budget, finance and government accountability committees. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:11:46 +0000 Austin Jenkins 7909 at http://kuow.org Medical Marijuana Tax Proposed To Address Black Market Concerns Medical Marijuana Providers Want Access To Forbidden Cities http://kuow.org/post/medical-marijuana-providers-want-access-forbidden-cities <p></p><p>Marijuana legalization in Washington is taking effect against a patchwork of conflicting city laws. Some cities don’t allow marijuana dispensaries. But Seattle began requiring business licenses for them last year. Some medical marijuana providers see benefits to playing by cities’ rules. Others are fighting their restrictions.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Radil 5158 at http://kuow.org Medical Marijuana Providers Want Access To Forbidden Cities Medical Marijuana Providers Challenge Seattle Licensing In Court http://kuow.org/post/medical-marijuana-providers-challenge-seattle-licensing-court <p></p><p>Medical marijuana providers are challenging Seattle’s licensing rules in court. They say having to obtain business licenses forces them to incriminate themselves under federal law. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:34:34 +0000 Amy Radil 5087 at http://kuow.org Medical Marijuana Distributors Divided On New Law http://kuow.org/post/medical-marijuana-distributors-divided-new-law <p>Sean Green is the owner of Pacific Northwest Medical, a medical marijuana collective in the city of Shoreline. Today he’s wearing a suit and tie, a vestige of his former career in real estate. Green says he supported Initiative 502, but he’s celebrating legalization by turning off his phones. That’s because he’s gotten so many calls from recreational users who are under the delusion that it’s now legal for Green to sell them marijuana.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:08:00 +0000 Amy Radil 4727 at http://kuow.org Medical Marijuana Distributors Divided On New Law