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Washington Governor Signs Bill Overhauling State’s Medical Marijuana Market

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed medical-marijuana regulations Friday, perhaps the most significant lawmaking in the Legislature’s 103 days of work.

But agreement on collection and spending of marijuana taxes eluded legislators at they moved toward adjournment, and will probably have to wait for the special session that begins next week.

A proposal under consideration would direct proceeds from pot taxes to an array of state programs and share a sliver with cities and counties that have licensed sellers. But local governments willing to forgo the money would be under no obligation to allow the businesses.

Backing the changes were groups representing state-licensed marijuana business owners, who would see their federal tax burden reduced under the plan, and medical-marijuana patients, who would get a tax break if they register with the state. [Read more at the Tacoma News-Tribune]

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  1. I think it is wrong for the Gov Jay Inslee to destroy the goodness of Medical marijuana which has been for 9 years helping me and others who need medicane not Phamicitacals n man made drugs and comotherapy and other ignorance when Marijuana is proven to help people including Altimerz and other nurological disorders! Inculding curing Cancer! many cases in Canada! Money and greed for more tax money! It is wrong to take more money from the medical sick world! we are not rich! I have never got rich with Medical Marijuana. We help each other with our medical needs. No abuse here! look elsewhere for money ! stop killing the poor!

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