The state Legislature adjourned on July 10 after a record-setting 176 days. In this hour-long edition of "Legislative Year in Review," we recap the highlights of the significant bills that passed -- and failed to pass -- during the regular and overtime sessions. Continue reading ‘Legislative Year in Review’ recaps the extended 2015 session
New regulations for the state's medical marijuana system have passed both chambers, after the Senate passed SB 5052 41-8 Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading Medical marijuana bill passes both chambers, heads to governor for signature
The Senate unanimously voted to stamp out marijuana vending machines and drive-throughs in Washington Monday afternoon -- allowed under a sales loophole under Initiative 502. Continue reading Pot vending machines, drive-thrus would be no-go under bill passed by Senate
Veterans asked lawmakers on Tuesday to back a bill that would add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the conditions that qualify for the use of medical marijuana. It would be the first mental health condition to qualify. Continue reading Veterans say PTSD should qualify for medical marijuana use
Legalized marijuana is a new world for youth drug prevention programs, and the data does not yet exist to determine which programs are the most effective, prevention specialists told lawmakers Monday morning. Continue reading Youth drug prevention programs untested after legal marijuana
This session, Rivers and Kohl-Welles once again proposed different bills that would create a medical marijuana system alongside the recreational market. Continue reading Medical marijuana regulations proposed in two separate bills
Two controversial measures could appear before lawmakers this session – a bill to repeal recreational marijuana and another that would make it a crime to kill an unborn child. Continue reading Rep. Klippert: Repeal legal marijuana, recognize fetus in murder cases
Washington bankers told legislators this week they need more clarity when it comes to laws that allow them to provide checking accounts, loans and other financial services to marijuana businesses. Continue reading Bankers say they need more guidance to provide services to marijuana businesses
The Washington State Liquor Control Board on Monday issued the state's first 24 marijuana retail licenses to stores in cities that include Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellingham and Lacey. Continue reading First 24 marijuana licenses issued by state officials
Traffic safety officials are launching a new television advertising campaign in July to warn people about the consequences of driving after smoking pot. Continue reading On ‘The Impact:’ New television ads warn smokers about driving while high
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