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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The Social Impact of Marijuana Legalization in the United States

The Social Impact of Marijuana 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 marijuana legalization on...

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

For entrepreneurs who want to own and operate a business in the cannabis supply chain, getting a cannabis business license is a requirement. Unfortunately, licensing laws and operational laws vary from state to state, and you need to understand them thoroughly if you...