Cannabis Industry Update:

Washington

Your toolbox of regulations, licensing activity, insights, and news for the Washington cannabis industry

State Regulations:

Medical marijuana was legalized in Washington in 1998. recreational marijuana was legalized in 2012, and consumers were able to purchase it in 2014.

Local municipalities can fully ban marijuana businesses from their jurisdictions.

 

Minors

Children under the age of 18 can use medical marijuana in Washington if they have one doctor’s certification and a parent or guardian acting in the role of caretaker.

 

Qualifying Conditions

  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Chronic/Severe/Intractable Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Nausea
  • Crohn’s Disease / Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Anorexia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chronic Renal Failure

Washington News & Insights:

Labor Unions Gain a Foothold in Washington Cannabis Industry

Labor Unions Gain a Foothold in Washington Cannabis Industry

The cannabis industry is growing and labor unions want to get in. Last month, the United Food and Commercial Workers union and cannabis retailer Have a Heart signed the state’s first cannabis collective bargaining agreement. In other words, the road is now paved for...

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Cracking Down on the Cannabis Black Market to Save Legal Sales

Cracking Down on the Cannabis Black Market to Save Legal Sales

The illegal cannabis market continues to thrive in the United States despite the hope that legalization would reduce black market sales. In some states, like California, the problem is significantly bigger than others. In its 2019 draft annual report, the Cannabis...

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

2020 is expected to be one of the biggest years for the cannabis industry, but entrepreneurs who want to own and operate a business in the legal cannabis supply chain can’t just set up shop and open their doors. In this industry, getting a cannabis business license is...

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

While the economic impact of cannabis legalization is easy to track in terms of tax revenue and job growth, the social impacts require a bit more digging, particularly in relation to long-term trend analysis. Fortunately, the effects of cannabis legalization on...