Seattle Times | April 17, 2015 Two armed men stole thousands of dollars in cash and numerous firearms after forcing their way into the West Seattle home of a marijuana shop owner early Friday morning.
Armed men steal cash, firearms from Seattle pot-shop owner
Seattle Times staff
Two armed men stole thousands of dollars and more than a half-dozen firearms after forcing their way into the home of a marijuana shop owner early Friday morning, Seattle police said.
The 47-year-old victim was walking to his home in the 8600 block of 35th Avenue Southwest around 12:30 a.m. when the two masked men approached him, grabbed a puppy he was carrying and forced him inside his home at gunpoint, according to a police account.
The armed men forced the victim to open two safes and then tied him to a bed while they took the cash, six handguns, a high-powered rifle,....[marijuana/MedicalMarijuanaDispensary/Washington.htm----20--1429375655
Week in Review: Bill Spells Doom for Many WA Dispensaries & MMJ Grows, Boom for Rec Shops
Tony C. Dreibus
Big changes are likely in store for one of the nations largest medical marijuana markets, and there could be hundreds of MMJ business casualties but new opportunities for fledgling recreational stores as a result.
Earlier this week, Washington State lawmakers passed a sweeping bill that essentially seeks to eliminate the states thriving unregulated medical cannabis industry, meaning many of the 475-plus dispensaries and scores of collective gardens could be wiped out.
The measure will become law with the stroke of Gov. Jay Inslees pen, which is expected any day now.
Washingtons law ending wild west of medical marijuana may boost black market
I would imagine most of the medical dispensaries that currently exist will find a way to adapt into this new climate, said Louis Santiago, manager of GreenWorks Cooperative in Seattle. Will his cooperative attempt to get a state license under the new law? I doubt it because of the money required. We dont have the half a million dollars to do that sort of thing, and even then thats a long road to take and a lot of money to spend on something that is so in the air. (image: Joshua Trujillo, Seattle.com)
So, how will Washingtons latest legislative effort to control part of that social and economic reality the much-maligned gray market of medical marijuana succeed? Wont most of the hundreds of collective storefronts, more than 300 in Seattle alone, simply slip into the black market?
I would imagine most of the medical dispensaries that currently exist will find a way to adapt into this new climate, said Louis Santiago with GreenWorks Cooperative Photo by Joshua Trujillo, Seattle.com
I would imagine most of the medical dispensaries that currently exist will find a way to a....(marijuana/MedicalMarijuanaDispensary/Washington.htm----29--1429283736
On Eve of First 4/20, Washington Marijuana Stores Looking to Lure Big Crowds
Tony C. Dreibus
Cannabis shops in Washington State are rolling out the red carpet for consumers looking to take part in the first 4/20 celebrations since recreational marijuana became legal in the state last summer.
Store owners anticipate a very profitable weekend ahead of April 20 the actual holiday falls on a Monday this year and plan to add staff, stock more product than usual and increase advertising.
More locals will likely visit cannabis shops as they celebrate the occasion, but Washingtons cannabis industry could see an even bigger boost from tourists if the nations other rec m....(marijuana/MedicalMarijuanaDispensary/Washington.htm----37--1429196281
Washington: Urge Governor To Veto Bill To Close Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Reduce Patients Rights
On Tuesday, Washington States Legislature passed Senate Bill 5052, sending it to Governor Jay Inslee for consideration. In addition to drastically reducing the amount of cannabis patients can possess and cultivate, the proposal would lead to the closure of all currently operating medical cannabis dispensaries, and would implement a patient registry that is clearly in violation of federal HIPAA laws.
Senate Bill 5052 is an incredibly regressive, and entirely unwanted proposal that would do an untold amount of harm to thousands of patients. The bill would without any reason....(marijuana/MedicalMarijuanaDispensary/Washington.htm----40--1429195753
Say goodbye to medical marijuana as you know it in Washington
However youve felt about the proliferation of those green crosses around the state, especially in its urban centers, they are going away.
The Washington Legislature just passed the medical marijuana overhaul bill sending it to the governors pen Governor Jay Inslee will likely sign it though he might still strike out a thing or two since he can line-item veto. Well hear more about his intentions soon.
Inslee has been working closely with those working on the bill, said spokesperson Jaime Smith. Inslee has clearly been in favor of new regulations on the medical marijuana ....(marijuana/MedicalMarijuanaDispensary/Washington.htm----48--1429113462
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