Straight Dope: The Washington State Marijuana Law I-502
Washington Initiative 502:
I-502 , an citizen initiative to the Washington State Legislature, which appeared on the November 6, 2012 general ballot, passing by a margin of nearly 56% to 44%.
This measure removes state law prohibitions against producing, processing, and selling marijuana, subject to licensing and regulation by the liquor control board; allow limited possession of marijuana by persons aged twenty-one and over; and impose 25% excise taxes on wholesale and retail sales of marijuana, earmarking revenue for purposes that include substance-abuse prevention, research, education, and healthcare.
Laws prohibiting driving under the influence would be amended to include maximum thresholds for THC blood concentration
Legal possession and DUI limits go into effect on December 6, 2012, and the state has until December 1, 2013, to establish other key rules.
Until rules are established and licenses issued, retail sales to the general public are not allowed.
Cannabis is still classified as a schedule I controlled substance under federal law and subject to federal prosecution.
Liquor control board releases I-502 implementation timeline
Q13 FOX-Apr 17, 2013 I502 OLYMPIA — The Washington State Liquor Control Board released an updated timeline for the implementation of Iniative 502, legalizing ...
The Olympian-Apr 7, 2013...Denny Heck, D-Olympia, for example, who initially opposed Initiative 502 and ... Flying under the radar of public controversy, the Washington delegation can ...
|Medicine Shoppe owner elected to advisory board
Belton Journal-Apr 7, 2013...Belton's own Medicine Shoppe owner F.B. (Toby) Young Jr., RPh. was recently ... The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy at 502 E. Central Ave. in Belton has been ...
The Daily Chronic-Apr 4, 2013... the members-only smoke-friendly second floor of Frankie's Sports Pub in Olympia, WA, has allowed people to smoke marijuana following the passage of I-502 ...
Q13 FOX-Mar 31, 2013...The state liquor board is currently considering rules and regulations for pot after the passage of I-502. “The way we see it it's 100 percent legal,” Schaef said.
Seattle City Living-Mar 21, 2013...The rules for retail sales under Initiative 502 are still being drafted. The Washington State Liquor Control Board is holding public forums across the state to hear ...