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  • Washington State Has a MARIJUANA (cannabis, Liberty) LAW Reform in progress; Learn more >>
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    Status of Marijuana (Cannabis) in Washington State.

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    Washington State has Legalization (Cannabis) LAW Reform in progress

    SUMMARY: Fifty-six percent of voters approved Initiative 502, permitting an adult to possess up to one-ounce of cannabis (and/or up to 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, and 72 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form) for their own personal use in private. The public consumption of marijuana is subject to a civil violation and fine. The law took effect on December 6, 2012. INFORMATION: Click here

    Status: The law took effect on December 6, 2012.

    Law Voted In: 2012

    POSSESSION LIMITS: Permits an adult to possess up to one-ounce of cannabis (and/or up to 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, and 72 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form) for their own personal use in private.

    Washington State - Contact: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board CONTACT INFORMATION:   TBA

    HOME CULTIVATION:   TBA

    Cannabis Shops & other RESOURCEs;   TBA

    STATE-LICENSED GROWERs: TBA

    Grower Registry Fee: TBA

    STATE-LICENSED DISTRIBUTORs: TBA

    DISTRIBUTOR Registry Fee: TBA

    RESIDENCY:   No Residency requirement.


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    Status of Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) in Washington State.

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    Washington State has Legalization (Cannabis, LIBERTY) LAW Reform in progress

    SUMMARY:   Fifty-six percent of voters approved Initiative 502, permitting an adult to possess up to one-ounce of cannabis (and/or up to 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, and 72 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form) for their own personal use in private. The public consumption of marijuana is subject to a civil violation and fine. The law took effect on December 6, 2012. More INFORMATION: www.newapproachwa.org/ > SOURCE >> norml.org/legal/item/washington-legalization?category_id=1582

    Status: Operational - took effect on December 6, 2012 Law Signed: 2012

    POSSESSION LIMITS: Up to one-ounce of cannabis -and/or- up to 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, and 72 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:  
    TBA

    HOME CULTIVATION:   No.

    Cannabis Shops & other RESOURCEs;   Information provided by the state on sources for Cannabis (marijuana):
    STATE-LICENSED GROWERs:
    Yes

    Grower Registry Fee: TBA

    STATE-LICENSED DISTRIBUTORs: Yes

    DISTRIBUTOR Registry Fee: TBA

    RESIDENCY:   Not required, Adults only.


    Washington State MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW

    SUMMARY:   Chapter 69.51A RCW (4KB) Ballot Initiative I-692 -- Approved by 59% of voters on Nov. 3, 1998; Effective: Nov. 3, 1998 | Fifty-nine percent of voters approved Measure 692 on November 3, 1998. The law took effect on that day. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess "valid documentation" from their physician affirming that he or she suffers from a debilitating condition and that the "potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks." Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia; cancer; HIV or AIDS; epilepsy; glaucoma; intractable pain (defined as pain unrelieved by standard treatment or medications); and multiple sclerosis. Other conditions are subject to approval by the Washington Board of Health. The law does not establish a state-run patient registry.

    Approved Conditions: Cachexia; cancer; HIV or AIDS; epilepsy; glaucoma; intractable pain (defined as pain unrelieved by standard treatment or medications); and multiple sclerosis. Added Crohn's disease, Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain, diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity, when those conditions are unrelieved by standard treatments or medications. Other conditions are subject to approval by the Washington Board of Health.

    Possession/Cultivation: A qualifying patient and designated provider may possess a total of no more than twenty-four ounces of usable marijuana, and no more than fifteen plants. This quantity became the state's official "60-day supply" on Nov. 2, 2008.

    Amendment(s):

      Amended: Senate Bill 6032 Amended: Senate Bill 6032 (29 KB); Effective: 2007 (rules being defined by Legislature with a July 1, 2008 due date) | Senate Bill 6032, mandated the Department of Health to "adopt rules defining the quantity of marijuana that could reasonably be presumed to be a sixty-day supply for qualifying patients." In October 2008, the department finalized guidelines allowing patients to cultivate up to 15 cannabis plants and/or possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana. The new limits took effect on November 2, 2008. Patients who possess larger quantities of cannabis than those approved by the Department will continue to receive legal protection under the law if they present evidence indicating that they require such amounts to adequately treat their qualifying medical condition.

      Senate Bill 6032 also affirmed changes previously recommended by the state's Medical Quality Assurance Commission to expand the state's list of qualifying conditions to include Crohn's disease, hepatitis c, and any "diseases, including anorexia, which results in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, and/or spasticity, when these symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments or medications." It also limits the ability of police to seize medicinal cannabis that is "determined ... [to be] possessed lawfully [by an authorized patients] under the ... law."

      Amended: Final Rule based on Significant Analysis Amended: Final Rule (123 KB) based on Significant Analysis (370 KB) Effective: Nov. 2, 2008 | Senate Bill 5798 allows additional health care professionals including naturopaths, physician’s assistants, osteopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians assistants, and advanced registered nurse practitioners to legally recommend marijuana therapy to their patients. The new law will take effect on June 10, 2010.

      Possession/Cultivation: A qualifying patient and designated provider may possess a total of no more than twenty-four ounces of usable marijuana, and no more than fifteen plants. This quantity became the state's official "60-day supply" on Nov. 2, 2008.

      [Editor's Note: On Jan. 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington ruled that Ballot Initiative "I-692 did not legalize marijuana, but rather provided an authorized user with an affirmative defense if the user shows compliance with the requirements for medical marijuana possession." State v. Fry (125 KB)

      ProCon.org contacted the Washington Department of Health to ask whether it had received any instructions in light of this ruling. Kristi Weeks, Director of Policy and Legislation, stated the following in a Jan. 25, 2010 email response to ProCon.org:

      "The Department of Health has a limited role related to medical marijuana in the state of Washington. Specifically, we were directed by the Legislature to determine the amount of a 60 day supply and conduct a study of issues related to access to medical marijuana. Both of these tasks have been completed. We have maintained the medical marijuana webpage for the convenience of the public.

      The department has not received 'any instructions' in light of State v. Fry. That case does not change the law or affect the 60 day supply. Chapter 69.51A RCW, as confirmed in Fry, provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marijuana for qualifying patients and caregivers."]

      Amended: Final Rule based on Significant Analysis Amended: SB 5073 (375 KB) Effective: July 22, 2011 Gov. Christine Gregoire signed sections of the bill and partially vetoed others, as explained in the Apr. 29, 2011 veto notice. (50 KB) Gov. Gregoire struck down sections related to creating state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries and a voluntary patient registry.

      [Editor's Note: On Nov. 6, 2012, Washington voters passed Initiative 502, which allows the state to "license and regulate marijuana production, distribution, and possession for persons over 21 and tax marijuana sales." The website for Washington's medical marijuana program states that the intiative "does not amend or repeal the medical marijuana laws (chapter 69.51A RCW) in any way. The laws relating to authorization of medical marijuana by healthcare providers are still valid and enforceable."]

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES: Wash. Rev. Code §§ 69.51A - 69.51A.901 (2007). [Editor's Note: On Jan. 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington ruled that Ballot Initiative "I-692 did not legalize marijuana, but rather provided an authorized user with an affirmative defense if the user shows compliance with the requirements for medical marijuana possession." State v. Fry (125 KB) ProCon.org contacted the Washington Department of Health to ask whether it had received any instructions in light of this ruling. Kristi Weeks, Director of Policy and Legislation, stated the following in a Jan. 25, 2010 email response to ProCon.org:

    "The Department of Health has a limited role related to medical marijuana in the state of Washington. Specifically, we were directed by the Legislature to determine the amount of a 60 day supply and conduct a study of issues related to access to medical marijuana. Both of these tasks have been completed. We have maintained the medical marijuana webpage for the convenience of the public. The department has not received 'any instructions' in light of State v. Fry. That case does not change the law or affect the 60 day supply. Chapter 69.51A RCW, as confirmed in Fry, provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marijuana for qualifying patients and caregivers."]

    PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS: Those entered in the state's voluntary patient database may possess: 48 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form; 3 ounces of useable marijuana; 216 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form; or 21 grams of marijuana concentrates.

    HOME CULTIVATION: Those entered in the state's voluntary patient database may cultivate, in his or her domicile, up to 6 plants for the personal medical use and possess up to 8 ounces of useable marijuana produced from his or her plants. If the health care professional determines that the medical needs of a qualifying patient exceed the amounts provided, the health care professional may specify on the authorization that it is recommended that the patient be allowed to grow, in his or her domicile, up to 15 plants, yielding up to 16 ounces, of usable marijuana for the personal medical use of the patient. If a qualifying patient has not been entered into the medical marijuana authorization database, he/she may grow, in his or her domicile, up to 4 plants for the personal medical use of the qualifying patient and 6 possess up to six ounces of useable marijuana in his or her domicile.

    CAREGIVERS: Yes, designated provider is a person who has been designated in writing by a patient to serve as a designated provider. The caregiver must be 21 years of age or older. The provider must also possess either authorization from the qualifying patient's health care professional or has been entered into an authorized database. The provider must only provide cannabis to the expressed patient.

    Application information; Registration: None, No state registration program has been established.

    Fee(s); Patient Registry Fee: NONE, No state registration program has been established.

    CONTACT INFORMATION: Fact sheets outlining and other Information on Washington’s medical marijuana law are available by mail, fax, and online from:

    Washington State Department of Health
    101 Israel Road SE
    Tumwater, WA 98501
    Phone: (800) 525-0127
    Attention: Glenda Moore

    WMMP
    PO Box 47866
    Olympia, WA 98504-7866
    Phone: 360-236-4700
    Fax: 360-236-4768
    WA Medical Marijuana website

    ACLU of Washington, Drug Reform Project
    Phone: (206) 624-2184
    http://www.aclu-wa.org/detail.cfm?id=182

    ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS:   A voluntary registration system is in effect. To date, an estimated 12,000 patients are registered with the program.

    STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED:   No, but retail providers may also engage in the sale of medial cannabis.

    Dispensaries & other RESOURCEs;   Information provided by the state on sources for medical marijuana: "The law allows a qualifying patient or designated provider to grow medical marijuana. It is not legal to buy or sell it. The law does not allow dispensaries." (accessed Jan. 11, 2010) (click > here < for MERCYs List)

    RECIPROCITY:   Accepts other states' registry ID cards? No, The medical use provisions in Washington do not include reciprocity provisions protecting visitors from other medical use states.

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    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - by ASA : Becoming a Patient in Washington State ASA : Becoming a Patient in Washington State | Information of how to become a legal medical cannabis (medical marijuana) patient, and how to get safe access and legal access in Washington State. Visit: www.safeaccessnow.org/becoming_a_patient_in_washington

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Marijuana - Washington State Studies Marijuana - Washington State Studies. In November 1998 the voters of Washington State approved Initiative 692, the Washington Medical Use of Marijuana Act. The non-specific provisions of the Initiative could lead to contentious court battles, inconsistent enforcement, and unclear messages to youth concerning the use of marijuana. This paper is an attempt to describe the issues and propose solutions to avoid implementation problems. Visit: Visit: http://www.mfiles.org/Marijuana/medicinal_use/b2_wash_state_studies.html

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Initiative 692 - Wash. State Medical Marijuana Act Initiative 692 - Wash. State Medical Marijuana Act. Guide to Washington's Medical Use of Marijuana Act features resources for patients and physicians. Also find news and contact information. Visit: Visit: http://www.eventure.com/i692/

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Laws Washington's Medical Marijuana Laws Revised Code of Washington, Chapter 69.51A | Fifty-nine percent of voters approved Initiative 692 on November 3, 1998. Initiative 692 created Chapter 69.51A RCW, which allows patients with terminal illnesses and persons with some chronic diseases described in the law to use and possess marijuana once they've received appropriate documentation from their physician. The law protects the physicians and primary caregivers of these patients against criminal prosecution and/or penalizing administrative actions by the state of Washington. Law only gives an affirmative defense at trial, not a protection from arrest. RCWs > Title 69 > Chapter 69.51A | For more on Chapter 69.51A RCW - Medical marijuana, Visit: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=69.51A

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - ACLU of Washington ACLU of Washington: The Washington Medical Use of Marijuana Act. A Guide for Patients, Caregivers, Physicians, Law Enforcement, and the Public. Washington State voters passed the Medical Use of Marijuana Act in 1998 as a ballot initiative (I-692). Before beginning treatment, it is extremely important that patients, caregivers, and physicians take time to understand the Medical Use of Marijuana Act, which is codified in Chapter 69.51A of the Revised Code of Washington. The information here provides a general explanation of the law. For legal advice on how the law applies or does not apply to you personally, you should speak with an attorney who is familiar with this law. Visit: http://www.aclu-wa.org/issues/war_on_drugs/GuideMedMari.html  

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    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - What does the Medical Use of Marijuana Act do? What does the Medical Use of Marijuana Act do? | Washington state’s medical marijuana law provides qualifying patients and their designated providers a defense in state and local courts to criminal charges relating to growing, possessing, or administering medical marijuana. The law also clarifies that doctors may discuss medical marijuana as a treatment option with their patients and authorize its use without penalty.

    Washington’s law does not, however, change federal marijuana laws, and the federal government does not recognize the medical use of marijuana by anyone other than the patients grandfathered into the Compassionate Investigational New Drug program initiated in 1978 and closed to new applicants in 1991. Therefore, anyone who manufactures, distributes, dispenses, or possesses marijuana for any purpose still may be prosecuted under federal law. See Title 21, Chapter 13, sections 841 and 844 of the United States Code. Fortunately, due to more pressing criminal justice priorities, very few medical marijuana patients or providers have warranted the attention of Washington’s federal law enforcement agents and U.S. Attorneys.

    The Medical Use of Marijuana Act does not legalize marijuana for recreational or any other use that is not specifically covered by the law. The law applies to only the medical conditions listed in the statute (see below) and others that may be approved by the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission and Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. All other uses of marijuana remain illegal.

    Originally, the law protected qualifying patients and their designated providers from conviction but did not technically protect them from arrest or prosecution. In 2007, the Legislature added the following language:

      If a law enforcement officer determines that marijuana is being possessed lawfully under the medical marijuana law, the officer may document the amount of marijuana, take a representative sample that is large enough to test, but not seize the marijuana.

    The Legislature also added language that requires the Washington State Department of Health, by July 1, 2008, to define a presumptive quantity that could reasonably be considered a patient’s 60 day supply of medical marijuana. Patients who possess no more than this amount will be presumed to be in compliance with the law; patients who require more than this amount still maintain the right to present evidence of their personal, actual medical need in court. More information about the Department of Health’s rulemaking process may be found at the following Web site: http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/medical-marijuana/

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Who is a protected  qualifying patient ? Who is a protected "qualifying patient"? | Washington’s law protects patients suffering from specified terminal or debilitating medical conditions who have been diagnosed by, and received a qualifying statement from, a Washington state physician licensed under RCW 18.71 (M.D.) or RCW 18.57 (osteopath). The patient must be a resident of Washington state at the time he or she is diagnosed by that physician with a covered illness, and he or she must be advised by the physician (1) about the "risks and benefits" of medical marijuana and (2) that he or she "may benefit from the medical use of marijuana." The Washington State Medical Association has developed a standard form (visit http://www.aclu-wa.org/library_files/Documentation_of_Physician_Authorization.pdf ) for physicians to use. The medical marijuana law does not cover all terminal or debilitating medical conditions – only those illnesses and categories of illnesses currently listed in the statute or subsequently approved by the Medical Quality Assurance Commission (MQAC) and Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. Currently, the following conditions are listed in and covered by the Medical Use of Marijuana Act:

    (a) Cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, or spasticity disorders;

    (b) Intractable pain, limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean pain unrelieved by standard medical treatments and medications;

    (c) Glaucoma, either acute or chronic, limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean increased intraocular pressure unrelieved by standard treatments and medications;

    (d) Crohn’s disease with debilitating symptoms unrelieved by standard treatments or medications;

    (e) Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain unrelieved by standard treatments or medications; and

    (f) Diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity, when these symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments or medications. Anyone may petition the Medical Quality Assurance Commission and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery to add other terminal or debilitating conditions to the list.

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Qualifying patients must carry their Qualifying patients must carry their "valid documentation" with them whenever they possess or use medical marijuana. Valid documentation consists of two items: (1) their physician’s authorization, and (2) proof of their identity, such as a Washington state driver’s license or identicard. A qualifying patient must present both of these items to any law enforcement officer who questions the patient regarding his or her use of medical marijuana.

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Who is a protected designated provider? Who is a protected "designated provider"? Some qualifying patients need help growing, obtaining, storing, or using medical marijuana, so the law allows them to appoint a "designated provider" who will also be protected under the Medical Use of Marijuana Act. A designated provider is defined as a person who:

    (a) Is 18 years of age or older;

    (b) Has been designated in writing by a patient to serve as a designated provider under this chapter;

    (c) Is prohibited from consuming marijuana obtained for the personal, medical use of the patient for whom the individual is acting as a designated provider (this does not prohibit a patient from being a designated provider for another patient and consuming his or her own personal supply of medical marijuana); and

    (d) Is the designated provider to only one patient at any one time. The qualifying patient must designate the provider in writing before the provider assumes responsibility for the patient’s medical marijuana, and the designated provider must carry

    (1) a copy of the patient’s designation,

    (2) a copy of the patient’s physician authorization, and (3) proof of identity whenever he or she is growing, obtaining, or in possession of medical marijuana, to be presented to law enforcement upon request.

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - How much medical marijuana can qualifying patients and designated providers possess? How much medical marijuana can qualifying patients and designated providers possess? Qualifying patients and designated providers are permitted to possess "no more marijuana than is necessary for the patient’s personal, medical use, not exceeding the amount necessary for a sixty-day supply." RCW 69.51A.040(3)(b). As explained above, the Washington State Department of Health currently is in the process of defining “the quantity of marijuana that could reasonably be presumed to be a 60 day supply for qualifying patients.” This definition is due July 1, 2008. Patients will still maintain the right to present evidence in court that their necessary medical use exceeds the presumptive amount.

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - How does the medical marijuana law protect physicians? How does the medical marijuana law protect physicians? Washington law states that licensed physicians "shall not be penalized in any manner, or denied any right or privilege" for:

    (1) Advising patients about the risks and benefits of medical marijuana; or

    (2) Providing a qualifying patient with valid documentation that the medical use of marijuana may benefit that particular patient.

    Physicians and their prescription licenses are also protected under federal law. In Conant v. Walters1, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that threats from the federal government to revoke physicians' DEA registrations or initiate investigations based solely on physicians' recommendations of medical marijuana to their patients violated the core First Amendment values of the doctor-patient relationship. But physicians still cannot formally prescribe or provide marijuana to their patients – only patients and their providers may possess marijuana for the patient's medical use.

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Does the medical marijuana law offer any protection to other people in the qualifying patient’s life? Does the medical marijuana law offer any protection to other people in the qualifying patient’s life? No one can be punished "solely for being in the presence or vicinity of medical marijuana or its use." RCW 69.51A.050(2). As long as they are not in actual possession of the patient’s medical marijuana ("constructive possession," like being in the same room, does not count) or actively participating in the growing, obtaining, delivering, or administering of the patient’s medical marijuana, family members, friends, roommates, medical services providers, social workers, and anyone else may be around medical marijuana users and their designated providers without fear of prosecution.

    The medical marijuana law only allows qualifying patients and their designated providers to possess medical marijuana – and only qualifying patients to use the marijuana. The law does not allow anyone else to possess, acquire, deliver, grow, harvest, or use marijuana for any purpose.

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - What are the limits of the medical marijuana law?
What are the limits of the medical marijuana law? The Medical Use of Marijuana Act protects only the individuals described in the statute (see above). Except for the assistance given by a designated provider to a qualifying patient, growing marijuana or giving marijuana to anyone is still a crime under Washington state law. Even qualifying patients can be prosecuted for giving their medical marijuana to someone for whom they are not also the designated provider.

    The act describes two new state criminal offenses:

      · It is a misdemeanor to use or display medical marijuana "in a manner or place which is open to the view of the general public."

      · It is a class C felony to fraudulently produce any record purporting to be, or tamper with the content of any record for the purpose of having it accepted as, valid documentation.

    And the act sets certain other limitations:

      · No health insurer can be required to pay for the medical use of marijuana.

      · Physicians are not required to authorize the medical use of marijuana for a patient.

      · Places of employment, school buses, school grounds, youth centers, and correctional facilities are not required to accommodate the on-site use of medical marijuana.

      · Places of employment, school buses, school grounds, youth centers, and correctional facilities are not required to accommodate the on-site use of medical marijuana.

    Patients are not allowed to smoke medical marijuana in any public place in which smoking of any kind is prohibited under the Washington Clean Indoor Air Act, Chapter 70.160 of the Revised Code of Washington.

      · The law does not protect medical use of marijuana "in a way that endangers the health or well-being of any person through the use of a motorized vehicle on a street, road, or highway." In other words, qualifying patients cannot drive under the influence of medical marijuana.

    [1] 309 F.3d 629 (9th Cir. 2002), cert. denied, 540 U.S. 946, 124 S. Ct. 387, 157 L. Ed. 2d 276 (2003). Source/s = Visit - http://www.aclu-wa.org/detail.cfm?id=182 and http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3391

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - RESOURCEs More INFO and other RESOURCEs can be found at > http://www.aclu-wa.org/issues/index.cfm?issue_id=11

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - ACLUs Marijuana Education Project  Also, ACLU >> Home » Issues » Drug Policy » Marijuana Education Project »

    * Washington’s Medical Use of Marijuana Act (ADOBE PDF)
    * A Guide to Washington's Medical Marijuana Law
    * Medical Marijuana Patient Records Are Private, Court Rules
    * Public Housing  (ADOBE PDF)
    * Governor Signs Bill Strengthening Medical Marijuana Law

    And more! Visit: http://www.aclu-wa.org//issues/subissue.cfm?issuesubissue_id=47

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Rational Guidelines for Dosing The State of Medical Marijuana in Washington : Medical Cannabis: Rational Guidelines for Dosing ... of Neurology. University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA ... the synapse into an altered state.[18,19,20] Abstract: The medicinal value of cannabis (marijuana) is well documented in the medical literature. Cannabinoids, the active ingredients in cannabis, have many distinct pharmacological properties. These include analgesic, anti-emetic, anti-oxidative, neuroprotective, and anti-inflammatory actions, as well as modulation of glial cells and tumor growth regulation. Concurrent with all these advances in the understanding of physiological and pharmacological mechanisms of cannabis, there is a strong need for developing rational guidelines for dosing. This paper will review the known chemistry and pharmacology of cannabis and then, on that basis, discuss rational guidelines for dosing. Visit: http://www.cannabismd.org/foundation/mmjdosingguidelines.php

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - 1999 Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences Report * 1999 Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences Report "Marijuana And Medicine: Assessing The Science Base" By Janet E. Joy, Stanley J. Watson, Jr. And John Benson Jr., Editors. Visit: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/6376.html

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? * Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? A Factual Guide to Medical Uses of Marijuana by Bill Zimmerman, PhD with Rick Bayer, MD and Nancy Crumpacker, MD, ISBN#0-87983-906-6 (Keats 1998). Chapter 3: Why All the Controversy? What Does The Research Actually Show? is online at: http://www.medmjscience.org/Media/pdf/chap3.pdf

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group * O'Shaughnessy's Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group (CCRMG). Visit: http://www.ccrmg.org/journal.html

    Washington State Medical Cannabis (marijuana) information  - A guide to OMMA and medical cannabis in general * A guide to OMMA and medical cannabis in general. The OMMA Web Page by Rick Bayer, MD, FACP. Visit: http://www.omma1998.org

      The Law, LEGAL Resources  

    Washington State, Legal Resources - Jeffrey Steinborn for legal help - Jeffrey Steinborn, 1800 Seattle Tower - 1218 3rd Ave., Seattle, 98101, Fax: 206-622-3848, Phone: 206-622-5117, Other Phone: 1-800-700-5117, or Visit: www.potbust.com

    Washington State - Legal Resources Washington State (WA) MJ LEGAL Resources, by NORML.  NORML Legal Committee members, and more for Washington State, by NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.   ...   Visit - http://lawyers.norml.org/washington.

    Also, here are some national / international Resources -

    Washington State - The Laws concerning marijuana The Laws concerning marijuana in Washington State.  By NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Visit: http://norml.org/laws/wa for more.

    Washington State - Drug Policy Alliance: Info for Medical Marijuana Litigators: Washington State Drug Policy Alliance: Info for Medical Marijuana Litigators: Washington State ... Home > Marijuana: The Facts > Medical Marijuana > Legal Challenges > Info for Litigators > Legal > State Laws > Info for Medical Marijuana Litigators: Washington State ... Click > here < for more.

    Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Multiple places have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States; however, cannabis is illegal under federal law. Gonzales v. Raich (2005) held in a 6-3 decision that the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution allowed the federal government to ban the use of cannabis, including medical use even if local laws allow it. Most places that have decriminalized cannabis have civil fines, drug education, or drug treatment in place of incarceration and/or criminal charges for possession of small amounts of cannabis, or have made various cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement. Contents: Map, List of States, References, External links ... Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Places_that_have_decriminalized_non-medical_cannabis_in_the_United_States

    The Law - U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp | Provides U.S. Marijuana Laws, Facts About Marijuana, Marijuana Drug Testing, Drug Detection Times, Medical Marijuana, and Information About Your Rights ... North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon... visit - www.usmarijuanalaws.com

      LEGISLATION, Action Items and related Resources  

    Resources, Organizations - NORML Congressional Scorecard NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws | updated and revised Congressional Scorecard. The Scorecard is an all-encompassing database that assigns a letter grade 'A' through 'F' to members of Congress based on their marijuana-related comments and voting records. Be sure to vote and #TakeAction on election day in support of marijuana-friendly candidates and marijuana law reform! >> visit: norml.org/congressional-scorecard/washington

    Washington State - Medical Marijuana Patients Drug Policy Alliance: Reform in Washington State | Medical Marijuana: Washington allows patients to use medical marijuana if they have terminal or debilitating illnesses and documentation from a physician. This law was enacted in November of 1998 after voters passed Measure 692. Other Recent Drug Reforms: The State of Washington rivals New Mexico in its drug policy reform pace, enacting several reforms since 1996, ranging from legalizing medical marijuana to decriminalizing the sale and possession of syringes. ... visit: http://www.drugpolicy.org/statebystate/washington/

    Oklahoma - Medical Marijuana Patients NORML / A Page Just For You / Medical Marijuana Patients | This section is to help you locate the information you need to become fully informed regarding medical marijuana -- as well as play an important role in changing America’s misguided marijuana laws. Select One, All States and Canada, Mexico, Europe, Other ... visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4482

    USA - Medical Marijuana Patients DrugInfo - Medical Cannabis: USA > In Search of a Viable Distribution System for Oklahoma's Medical Marijuana Program ... Medicinal Cannabis: USA Federal: Legislation, Court Decisions and Commentaries States: Legislation and Programs. Click here for more.

    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. You can also check the Events and News sections to see if there are any Items posted there. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      local Organizations, CONTACTs and other Resources  

    Epilepsy Info - Hemp Oil Remedies - Home | Hemp Oil Remedies is dedicated to ... muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy ... called Full Extraction Cannabis Oil or FECO. but I see that ... Welcome to Hemp Oil Remedies, a site dedicated to sharing information about the wonderful plants Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. Hemp oil can be a confusing term. Not to be confused with hemp seed oil, hemp oil is made from the buds and leaves of the cannabis plant. It takes a pound of buds to make about 2 ounces of oil. That means a single gram of oil contains the active medicine from eight grams of cannabis!! An extract like this I would have traditionally referred to as "Hash Oil" however when we turned to this as a cure it was following the advice and techniques of Rick Simpson. In his videos and information, he refers to it as hemp oil and that is the name that has stuck around here. In the local dispensaries it can also be called Full Extraction Cannabis Oil or FECO. but I see that about as often as I see RSHO or RSO. Call it anything you like, I'll call it a miracle.

    Our website is open to the public for information and sharing. Our products and services are available to our collective members in Washington state with a valid medical recommendation in compliance with Washington State Law RCW69.51A. We deliver everything our collective members need, from garden supplies to finished products. Need help setting up your garden? Having issues on your current set up? Join our collective and forum and lets work it out together! >> Visit: http://www.hempoilremedies.com/index.html

      Resources for Washington State and Medical Cannabis 

    Washington State - ASA : Becoming a Patient in Washington State ASA : Becoming a Patient in Washington State | Information of how to become a legal medical cannabis (medical marijuana) patient, and how to get safe access and legal access in Washington State. Visit: Washington State Legal Information

    FINDING A DOCTOR and Other Resources

    Educate your current, regular primary care physician; if they were to talk about marijuana as medicine in Washington State, they would be protected by a 9th Circuit Supreme Court ruling that says they can! See News section. If your regular physician won't sign, specialists who qualify as providing primary care in this case are available. The cost is generally $100 - $200 a visit, so clarify full process and procedure before committing resources.

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Washington's Medical Marijuana Information Center! Washington's Medical Marijuana Information Center! | Patients with certain medical conditions are qualified to possess limited amounts of marijuana with their doctor's recomendation. As a qualified patient, you are allowed to grow your own medicine, or find a designated provider to grow it for you. Many patients who are unable to produce marijuana themselves, join a cultivation collective of patients who work together to produce medical-grade cannabis. The information on this site is provided by The Lifevine Collective Network. * Lifevine Contact Information: Mailing address - 2442 NW Market St. #508 Seattle, WA 98107 * Phone: 206-930-9688 * Fax: 206-299-3990 * -or- visit - http://www.medmj-wa.com/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Wealth and Strength Caregivers Wealth and Strength Caregivers | We are a new medical marijuana co-op in king county and would like to find people to join our co-op,all patients who join will receive free meds from the first following harvest of their registration and proof of qualifying condition from wealth and strength caregivers. We are a registered not for profit with the state of Washington and we are a licensed representative with the 4evergreen group, if do not have a med card we can get you one if you do and need to renew you we can do that to, note no need for med rec for 6 mnth med authorization. To join go to www.wealthandstrengthcaregivers.webs.com and click members join their and make a post on the comments board or click forums after you join and make a comment on the forums board. Remember we are under development and are looking for available grow space, and need new patients in order to expand our medical outreach. Visit - http://wealthandstrengthcaregivers.webs.com/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - The Alternative Health Treatment & Healing Center The Alternative Health Treatment & Healing Center | Medical Cannabis Recommendation Appointments for just $99! The Alternative Health Treatment & Healing Center (Alt. Health THC) is here to help those in need of compassionate care. Our doctors are sympathetic and understand the value of medicinal marijuana. Our goal is to provide and protect healthy options for Washington State residents. We want to help provide legal recommendations for healthier bodies, minds, and spirits. Our doctors have been practicing in Washington State for almost 30 years. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality service and care possible. Our professional staff will help guide you through the process, which is made as simple as possible. Call 206-618-9091 for an appointment -or- visit - http://washingtonstatecannabis.org/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - The Green Door Seattle the Green Door Seattle | We are a not-for-profit network of medical marijuana patients in Seattle who are linked together by our mutual need to produce high quality medicine. We are not open to the public. You must join our network to obain medicine. The Green Door's goal is to respectfully serve the Washington State Medical Marijuana community. As a responsible medical marijuana patient, it is your obligation to be familiar with the laws. In order to apply to the The Green Door Seattle you MUST already poss a valid Washington State Medical Marijuana Authorization. making Contact: Open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 7:00pm, 1207 S.Jackson St., Seattle, WA, 98104 * Phone: 206-618-7133 * Fax: 206-299-9272 * Email: TheGreenDoorSeattle@gmail.com -or- visit - http://www.washingtonstatecannabis.com

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation hosts Clinics around Washington State. | Contact info: 1813 130th NE #210, Bellevue, Washington 98005 * WA (425)869-6186 * Fax(425)869-6378 * and, for THCf - Washington, visit - http://thc- foundation.com/washington/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - CBR Medical, Inc CBR Medical, Inc. | Hosting clinics in Spokane, Vancouver, Kelso, Tacoma, Bellevue, and Tri-Cities. Phone: (888) DOCS-420, Fax: (888) 420-1FAX, or visit - http://www.cbrmedical.com

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Sentry Medical Welcome to Sentry Medical! Sentry Medical is here to serve you - our patient. We specialize in helping qualified individuals exercise their right to use medical marijuana in the state of Washington. Besides top-notch medical expertise, we offer our patients free legal advice concerning medicinal cannabis. At our sister-site, CannaCare.org, comprehensive help is available for all matters relevant to medical marijuana, from growing and harvesting to how to deal with law enforcement officials. The CannaCare forums are not only a source of excellent information, but can also be a source of friendship, understanding and camaraderie - all in a drama-free environment that is geared towards helping patients live healthier, more rewarding lives. Contact Sentry Medical Call: Toll-Free: 866-607-0035 Western WA: 206-319-0600 Eastern WA: 509-340-3551 -OR- visit - http://www.sentrymedicalgroup.org/index.php

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Pacific NW Compassionate Care (PNWCC) Pacific NW Compassionate Care (PNWCC) | Pacific NW Compassionate Care is a medical marijuana co-operative serving Medical Marijuana Patients patients throughout southwest Washington State. * Education - Support - Community * phone: 360.694-9055 * or visit - http://www.myspace.com/wa_medical_marijuana and - http://www.facebook.com/PNWCC

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Olympia Patient Resource Center (OPRC) Olympia Patient Resource Center (OPRC) | The Olympia Patient Resource Center is dedicated to helping educate the Greater South Puget Sound area on the medical uses of marijuana and providing an outlet for patients to learn how to stay safe and become self sufficient. we offer Doctor referrals, medical marijuana ID cards, grow/cooking classes, legal/medical Q&A forums and a vapor room for members. Attention the Olympia Patient Resource Center HAS MOVED TO SUITE B-23 Open Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 6pm 2747 Pacific Ave SE Ste B-23 Olympia, WA 98501 Phone: Fax: 360-456-3517 360-943-7441 * or visit - http://olympiapatientresourcecenter.com/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Tacoma Hemp Company Tacoma Hemp Company (tacomahempcompany.com) | Freedom of choice in ways to support health and well-being. * medical * edibles * genetics * textiles/fiber * Contact info: 253.459-5625, or visit - http://tacomahempcompany.com/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Washington Medical Marijuana Group (WMMG) Washington Medical Marijuana Group (WMMG) | WMMG helps patients obtain medical marijuana permits. Mailing Address: 1700 7th Ave. Suite 116 #236 Seattle, WA 98101 Clinic Address: 6721½ Greenwood Ave. Seattle, WA 98103 Please call 206-293-2481 for information about our clinics and qualifying conditions. visit - http://washingtonmedicalmarijuanagroup.com/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Green Cross PATIENT CO-OP of Seattle Medical Marijuana RCW Laws In Washington by Green Cross | Green Cross PATIENT CO-OP of Seattle ( GCPC ) is a private, not for profit cooperative of Washington State medical marijuana, (MMJ), patients whose mission is to assist each other through counseling, support, information, education, verification and registry. Green Cross Patient Co-op of Seattle educates members on medicinal marijuana uses and Washington state medical marijuana laws.

    At Green Cross Patient Co-op of Seattle, we encourage patients to utilize numerous methods of medicating beyond smoking MMJ. We educate them on the variety of methods that can be used any time any place, such as; herbal tinctures and teas, medicated baked goods, cannabis candy, including chocolates, and oral sprays for quick dosing, sore throats and tooth aches and topical applications for pain, swelling, gout, cuts, burns, scratches, rashes, insect bites, sunburns, dry, chapped skin, herpes, stiff necks, headaches, (even migraines) arthritis, tendinitis and more. We also offer classes for patients on Washington State Medical Marijuana laws and how to grow medicine for themselves. Contact by mail - PO Box 80784 Seattle, WA 98108-0784, Phone:206-766-8155, Fax: 206-763-9855 or visit - http://seattlegreencross.org/wst_page2.html

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Washington State Department of HealthThe Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. We are a nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. visit - http://www.compassionatecoalition.org/doctors/washington

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Washington State Department of Health Washington State Department of Health | 1112 SE Quince St. ( P.O. Box 47890, Attention: Glenda Moore ), Olympia, WA 98504-7890 * phone: (800) 525-0127 or (360) 236-4052, or visit - http://www.doh.wa.gov/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - ACLU of Washington, Drug Reform Project ACLU of Washington, Drug Reform Project | Fact sheets outlining Washington’s medical marijuana law. phone: (206) 624-2184 or visit: ... visit - http://www.aclu-wa.org/detail.cfm?id=182

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Cannabis Defense Coalition Cannabis Defense Coalition | is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization devoted to reporting, activistism and support for citizens involved in medical-marijuana arrests and prosecutions in Washington State. Phone: 888-208-5332, or Visit - http://cdc.coop/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Green Cross Patient Cooperative Green Cross Patient Cooperative | The Green Cross Patient Co-op is open to all that present a bona fide need for medicinal cannabis on the advice of their physician or other health care professionals. Based in Seattle, Washington, the Green Cross Patient Co-op has been in operation since 1993. Features: Membership, Contact info: PO Box 47347, Seattle, WA 98146, Phone: 206-762-0630 or Visit – http://www.hemp.net/greencross/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Emerald Cross Emerald Cross (formerly GREEN CROSS OF SEATTLE)  Phone: 206-382-7497, Fax: 206-382-7498, or Visit – http://seattlegreencross.com/default.html

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Lifevine Angels Cannabis Collective Lifevine Angels Cannabis Collective | The Lifevine Foundation is a non-profit public education and legal assistance provider for medical marijuana patients in Washington State. Features: Mailing List(s), Chat, News, Policy, Publications ... visit - http://www.cannabismd.org

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Cannacare Cannacare is a Washington and Nevada State based Medical Marijuana group. phone 509.242-8624 or Visit . http://www.CannaCare.org

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - The Seattle Hempfest The Seattle Hempfest, the world's largest Cannabis policy reform event. | The Seattle Hempfest is a 2 day rally to draw attention to the absurd cannabis laws in the United States. We are the largest such ralley in the world, annually drawing over 150,000 people. We feature 5 stages, 70+ speakers and 70+ bands, and are free to the public. WebSite offers info on Policy, History, Merchandise, Speakers, Mailing List(s), News ... Visit: http://hempfest.org/

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Medical Marijuana FAQ Washington State Medical Marijuana FAQ. This compilation of frequently asked questions (FAQ) contains answers to common questions about Initiative 692. ... visit - http://www.hemp.net/692faq.html

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - American Alliance For Medical Cannabis American Alliance For Medical Cannabis: Washington | Facts re medical marijuana (Cannabis) as medicine, laws for medicinal ... Washington State medical marijuana patients are being subjected to entrapment by ... visit - http://www.letfreedomgrow.com/aamcwashington.htm

    Washington State Organizations and other Resources - Hemp.Net Hemp.Net | Hemp-friendly ISP Features: Mailing List(s), News, Search Engine, History, Hosting ... visit - http://hemp.net/

    Cannabis Law Reform, for Help with Action Items and Legal Issues

    Washington State - Resource, Org; local Cascadia NORML | Contact info: PO Box 45453, Seattle, WA 98145 * Voice (206) 930-9688 * e-mail - cascadianorml@cascadianorml.org

    Washington State - Resource, Org; local Inland Northwest NORML | Officers: Ford Banister (Executive Director), Kevin Oliver (Executive Director) Contact info: P.O. Box 1691, Spokane, WA 99210 * visit: www.innorml.org

    Washington State - Resource, Org; local University of Puget Sound NORML | Contact info: WA * or visit: asups.ups.edu/clubs/norml/default.aspx

    Washington State - Resource, Org; local University of Washington NORML/SSDP | Contact info: Seattle, WA * e-mail - vnv00@u.washington.edu

    Washington State - Resource, Org; local Washington NORML | Officers: Lee Newbury (Executive Director), Dominic Holden (Director) Contact info: 19119 Loganberry St. SW, Rochester, WA 98579 * Voice (360) 273-0292 * e-mail - wanorml@q.com

    ... More | As we learn about them. In the meantime ... Also visit: http://norml.org/chapters/wa for the latest.

    Washington State - Resource, Contacts; local The Underground - WeBeHigh.org: Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status | Currently covering 1134 cities. New cities and cities updates every day! Hi there, and welcome to WEBEHIGH.org, the worldwide Marijuana travel and information guide. Go ahead and check out our latest city updates, reports and other cool info on your favorite cities!! We are currently developing a more in-depth MEDICINAL marijuana section to the site, so if you have any suggestions, ideas, or contributions for this section feel free to email us. * Visit - WeBeHigh.org

    Washington State - Resource, Org; local KCBA Drug Policy Project | The King County Bar Association is leading a high-level partnership of lawyers, doctors, pharmacists and other professionals in Washington to find more effective ways to reduce the harm and costs of drug abuse, and of the “War on Drugs” itself. Features: Forum, Policy, Publications, Search Engine, History, Membership, Research ... visit: http://www.kcba.org/ScriptContent/KCBA/druglaw/index.cfm

    Washington State - Resource, Org; local Marijuana Fact Or Fiction | Marijuana Fact or Fiction works very hard to get out the facts and teach about the Medical use of Marijuana. We go to Hemp events and speak on stage and now I even work two hours a week for free at a Radio Station in Idaho teaching about the Medical use of Marijuana. Features: Audio/Video, Blog, News visit: http://www.marijuanafactorfiction.com

    Washington State - Resource, Org; local Mfiles Meth and Marijuana Resource Tool | The mission of the Northwest HIDTA is to measurably reduce large scale importation and local drug trafficking by intercepting shipments, disrupting local manufacturing and trafficking operations and to reduce demand by supporting treatment and effective demand reduction programs. Features: Commentary, Publications, News visit: http://www.mfiles.org/

    Washington State - Resource, Org; local ... Also | DrugSense / MAPinc > Drug Policy Organizations, Links and other Resources. Find a Resource near you -or- Enter yours! ... Visit: http://www.mapinc.org/dpr.htm

    Washington State - Resources, Meetings and Meet-Ups Meetings and Meet-Ups > Medical Cannabis Meetup Groups - Medical Cannabis Meetups around the world | Find a Medical Cannabis Meetup Group near you ... grouped by City and Country ... find the ones with the most people interested in Medical Cannabis Meetups in Washington State ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels   ...   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/wa/.

    Also, here are some national / international Resources -

      National and International ORGz Section 

    Washington State - Resource, Org; Americans For Safe Access (ASA) ASA - Americans For Safe Access: Washington State > Medical cannabis (medical marijuana) Advocacy resources in Washington State >> Legal Info | Find resources on your state and federal law, how to become a patient, case law, regulations, and what to do when facing state or federal charges. Does your state need help with legislation? | If your state needs to pass new medical cannabis laws or change old ones, check out our Policy Shop to get started. Start a Chapter, Action Group, or Affiliate | No ASA resources in your area? Learn how to start your own Chapter or Action Group, or how to become an Affiliate. visit - www.safeaccessnow.org/washington_advocacy

    Resources, Organizations - NORML Medical Use by State NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws | Medical Use by State. All States and Canada Mexico Europe Other ... See Map >> norml.org/marijuana/medical and more.

    Resources, Organizations - ASA Medical Use ASA - Americans For Safe Access: Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana) >> Resources for Patients | Discover how to talk to your doctor about medical cannabis, how to become a state-authorized patient, basic science and legal rights for patients, how to safely use medical cannabis, and how to get involved with medical cannabis advocacy. Resources for Medical Professionals & Researchers | The medicinal properties of cannabis are varied given the multiplicity of physiological roles of the endocannabinoid system, a ubiquitous molecular signaling system at which compounds in cannabis have robust receptor-based actions. Here is information regarding medical marijuana practice policies and procedures in your locality, as well as scientific and practice ethics information. >> www.safeaccessnow.org/medical

    Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit - www.medicalcannabis.com

    Resources, Organizations - Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Join the Marijuana Policy Project! State officials confirm Supreme Court decision does not impact state medical marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2005. Until 1937, marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States ... Hawaii enacted a medical marijuana law via its state legislature in 2000 and ... Visit: www.mpp.org/medicine.html

    Resources, Organizations - DrugSense: Drug Law Reform DrugSense: Drug Law Reform ... of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization, 1998 (Washington, DC ... Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological... Visit: www.drugsense.org

    Resources, Organizations - Americans For Safe Access (ASA) American Medical Marijuana Association ... Medical Marijuana Farmacy | West Virginia. State registration program, Dept of Health and Social Services 907-465-5423. Colorado. State registration program (303) 692-2184 medical.marijuana ... visit: http://americanmarijuana.org/

    Resources, Organizations - Cannabis Freedom Activist Network Cannabis Freedom Activist Network | Cannabis Freedom Activist Network's Guide To Cannabis Research is a service of Freedom Activist Network. Browse http://FreedomActivist.Net/index.html to view the complete guide to Freedom Activist Network.

    Resources, Organizations - LegalJoint: Medical and Other Marijuana Links LegalJoint: Medical and Other Marijuana Links. A selection links to HIGH quality canabis web sites, related to medical or recreational mmj use. of Columbia FEDERAL Florida West Virginia Guam West Virginia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky West Virginia ... Willie Wortel Workshop. West Virginia Medical Marijuana Institute and Cannabis Club ... visit: http://www.legaljoint.net/bust.asp

    Resources, Organizations - OCBC Links Page OCBC's Links Page. Organizations Supporting Medical-cannabis Reform. Americans for Safe Access(ASA) coordinates "...a nation-wide day of action to push back DEA attempts to re-criminalize medical cannabis! ... Washington Citizens for Medical Rights, sponsored a successful medical cannabis ballot measure in November 1998. "As a result, this Initiative is now State ... Visit: www.rxcbc.org/links.html

    Resources, Organizations - Excellent medical info on cannabis Excellent medical info on cannabis, Washington State's I-692 Medical Marijuana Law ... Greencross. Washington State based buyer's cooperative based in Seattle. Trailblazer in state ... Visit: www.seattlehempfest.com/links.php < for more.

    Resources, Organizations - Marijuana links Marijuana links. Popular Searches: Medical Marijuana Links. Marijuana Research Links. ... about marijuana, The Washington State Medical Marijuana Act CHAPTER 69.51A RCW This is ... an activist for medical marijuana. Chronic Cannabis Use A report on ... Click > here < for more.

    Resources, Organizations - Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes ... to providing medical cannabis to those in need. Initiative 692 - Medical Marijuana - WCMR of Washington State ... use of medical cannabis in the state of Colorado. Medical Marijuana ... click > here < for more.

    Organizations and other Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      FORUMs Section 

    Washington State - Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and other On-line Resources Healing for the Land. Org. | Hemp Oil, the Proven Cures for Cancer, Parkinson's, Aids, Herpes, Migraines !   Most people know only about the smoking aspect of Hemp but not the other miracle medicinal qualities of the plant. Visit - http://knowyourcannabisrights.blogspot.com/

    Also, here are some national / international Forums -

    Resources - Forums, Ganja Grocer Ganja Grocer | We are your Medical Marijuana Resource Center. Learn How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient. If you live in a state with Medical Marijuana Laws, Come visit our forums today! Visit - www.ganjagrocer.com < for more.

    Resources  - Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards CANNABIS.COM - is based in california and focused on providing the best possible resources for future and current medical marijuana patients, activists, and supporters. MessageBoard Forum. Cannabis FAQs. Image & Picture Gallery. Medical Marijuana. Vaporizer FAQ. Advertising Information ... Visit: www.cannabis.com

    Resources  - Forums, Cannabis Community Coalition Cannabis Community Coalition. Forum for Medical Marijuana & Medicinal Cannabis Patients. ... visit: cannabiscom.blogspot.com < for more.

    Resources - Forums, Compassionate Coalition The Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. A nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Contact Information - Mailing Address: The Compassionate Coalition * 1500 Oliver Road, Ste-K * P.M.B. #248 * Fairfield, CA 94533-3473 * (NOTE: When sending mail to this address, please be sure to write "The Compassionate Coalition" in the address line. Thanks!) * Fax: (916)266-7455 * or Visit: www.compassionatecoalition.org/forum

    Resources - Amsterdam THC Ministry
First Universal Church of Kantheism The Amsterdam THC Ministry, First Universal Church of Kantheism, is based on ancient wisdom, modern science and the enlightening and healing properties of the cannabis sacrament. Their mission includes liberating the sacred cannabis hemp plant and the minds and spirits of those who do and of those who do not revere it. May we all enjoy the rich, abundant, joyful and awakened life that is part of our natural inheritance. Visit: www.thc-ministry.net/forum

    Resources - Ya-Hooka; Health and Medicinal Buyers Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs Ya-Hooka; Forum Jump, FAQ, Today's Posts, Links Register, Community ... and more ~ Click www.Yahooka.com for more.

    Resources - Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads Welcome to the Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads. To buy cannabis for medical purposes is legal in some areas. Here you will find hundreds of medical doctors, professional growers, and prescription patients in need who want to buy cannabis legally but can't find each other. Visit: www.cannabisclassifieds.com/cannabiswant.html

      EVENTs, Calendars and related Resources  

    Washington State Events and related Resources - The Seattle Hempfest The Seattle Hempfest, the world's largest Cannabis policy reform event. | The Seattle Hempfest is a multi-day rally to draw attention to the absurd cannabis laws in the United States. They are the largest such ralley in the world, annually drawing over 150,000 people. They feature 5 stages, 70+ speakers and 70+ bands, and are free to the public. * Annual event, Third weekend in August. Starting in 2010, Seattle Hempfest will now be a three-day event!  It will open on Friday August 21 from 12 noon to 8 pm, in addition to being open Saturday and Sunday August 22, 23 from 10 to  8. Admission is still FREE, and still at Myrtle Edwards Park, Pier 70 on the third weekend of August. Hempfest is a work-party. They want you to come to relax and enjoy their event, but they also want you to learn. When people learn the facts about Cannabis they inevitably come to our side.

    They want to offer the latest educational resources to help you learn about domestic production of industrial hemp, medical marijuana, pot law, and even addiction and abuse. They want to contribute to you being as informed, educated and prepared as you can be to participate in our culture and movement. Take this year's program guide home with you and study it. The brightest minds they can find have contributed to their program this year. It is a user's manual so please use it. WebSite offers info on Policy, History, Merchandise, Speakers, Mailing List(s), News ... Visit: http://hempfest.org/

    Washington State Events and related Resources  Resources - The Olympia Hempfest The Olympia Hempfest | is and annual event, 4th week-end in August in Olympia. The Oly Hempfest is held at Heritage Park, Olympia, Washington on the fourth weekend of August and last year happened; from 11AM – 8PM on Sat. & from 11AM – 6PM on SUN. Admission is FREE, tho they suggest a $5 donation. Heritage Park is a 24-acre state-owned property adjacent to Capitol Lake and downtown Olympia, WA. It is the northern extension of the Washington state capitol campus.

    Olympia Hempfest was founded in 2003 as a gathering of 500 people on the original Washington state capitol campus in downtown Olympia and has grown into one of the major Olympia events in just under its fourth year, with a annual theme of “Helping” each year Oly Hempfest strives to break down the barriers and remind people about our heritage and our responsibility to be active citizens. Oly Hempfest 2008 will feature 16+ musical acts that are made up of regional touring bands and Olympia’s most prominent up coming artists performing. In addition there will be a disc golf course for your enjoyment. Contact: by phone: 360.456-3517 -or- Find more information at: http://www.olyhempfest.com/


    Washington State Event - Global Marijuana March Washington State Event | Global Marijuana Marches - Washington State Event - Global Marijuana March 12 cities from have signed up one or more years since 1999. See: Bellingham, Gig Harbor, Longview, Olympia, Pasco, Seattle, Spokane Valley, Spokane, Tacoma, Wenatchee, Yakima ...   or Visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Washington.

    Calendars - ASA: Events ASA: Events | 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Medical Cannabis Patients Saturday, April 22nd 2006 8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PhillyNORML will host it's 3rd annual ... visit - www.safeaccessnow.org/calendar.php?calid=315

    Events - HempFests HempFests | Street Fairs, Festivals and Farmers Markets - Music, Food and Stuff for Sale or Barter - any opportunity for activists to booth, people to gather and businesses to vend ... like any local versions of the Seattle Hempfest ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

    Events - Marches Marches | Demonstrations, Rallies and similar Action Items any situation where activists are trying to educate or draw attention to - yet another - victim and people are congregating ... like the Million Marijuana Marches ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

    Organizations and other Resources Other Types? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Got an Idea? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      BIZ, and related Commercial Resources  

    Marijuana Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, and more Marijuana Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | - The finest quality marijuana seeds available direct from Holland. Our Marijuana seeds ( Cannabis Seeds ) are hand checked so you get the best; We stock the most popular varieties of marijuana seeds e.g. White Widow and Northern Lights; We ship seeds worldwide, discreetly packaged in crush proof envelopes; Seeds are batch tested in Holland & have 90% plus germination rate if germinated correctly; We stock the most awarded marijuana strains such as Cannabis Cup & High Times Cup winners. Almost every variety we stock has won awards! We stock an excellent range of feminized marijuana seeds * to Contact: Visit >> Marijuana-Seeds.nl


    Sensi Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more Sensi Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Sensi Seeds, where you can discover the stories behind many different facets of this legendary seed company, from its beginnings as one man’s passion and a small collection of very special seeds to the impact that the Sensi gene bank has had on medicinal marijuana and the culture of cannabis in the Netherlands and beyond. The locations and more information about Sensi Seeds shops can be found in the Shop Locations section. Medicinal users and anyone interested in the medicinal properties of marijuana will find useful and relevant advice and background information in the Medicinal Cannabis section. Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more * Contact: Sensi Seeds B.V. - P.O. BOX 10952, 1001 EZ Amsterdam, Netherlands * Tel: +31 (0)20 626 29 88 * Fax: +31 (0)20 428 41 10 * or Visit >> SensiSeeds.com


    Weed Seed Shop offers regular, feminized and autoflowering cannabis seeds, free shipping and secure payment Weed Seed Shop (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Weed Seed Shop offers regular, feminized and autoflowering cannabis seeds, free shipping and secure payment. The Weed Seed Shop collection contains the most cheap cannabis seeds available online. Only with us you can buy 5 feminized cannabis seeds for less than €15! A selection of the most affordable cannabis seeds on the internet * Contact: WSS BV - P.O. box 10952, 1001 EZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands * or Visit >> WeedSeedShop.com


    Gorilla Cannabis Seed Bank Gorilla Cannabis Seed Bank | gives you the chance to benefit from its years of experience; living, working and playing in the cannabis seeds jungle. He knows what you want and will fight to the death in order to bring it to your door in a perfectly discreet, freshly sealed package. You will find that nothing is too much trouble for the Gorilla Seed Bank team; be it sourcing new cannabis seeds, keeping you informed of the progress of your order or offering you regular discounts and promotions to make sure you get the best deal anywhere. Go Gorilla Now! > Gorilla Seed Bank, PO Box 456, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS22 9WX, United Kingdom -or- Phone: 0208 8720 7323 -or- visit > Gorilla Cannabis Seed Bank on-line.


    Buy Dutch Marijuana Seeds Buy Dutch Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Buy Dutch Marijuana Seeds High Quality Dutch Cannabis Seeds (Marijuana Seeds) delivered stealth packaged World-wide > High Dutch Cannabis Marijuana seeds from the worlds best seed supplier. Superior quality cannabis seeds from Amsterdam. High germination success, hundreds of different varieties from only the best breeders. Top smoking marijuana for our customers is the highest priority! They´ll help you personally to succeed . Note, WARNING - check your countrys laws, some will intercept the package and charge you with a crime.

    They offer you the biggest list of seeds directly from top Dutch Cannabis breeders. Over 30 cannabis strains. Lots of Cannabis Cup winners like White Widow, Durban Poison and Northern Lights. We provide marijuana seeds for every need: Indoor, Outdoor, feminized, and medical. Discretion and SAFE shopping is guaranteed, SSL Secured. Discrete delivery worldwide! All seed-packages contain 10 seeds, they ship all seeds by Priority mail in plain packaging crush proof sealed envelops with no indication to the contents. | Contact: Postbus 938 . 5600 AX Eindhoven . The Netherlands * or ... Visit: https://www.buydutchseeds.com/


    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Cannabis Worm Tea | Mycorrhizae inoculation is finally becoming mainstream with dedicated growers. Use it once, you'll never grow without it again. When you use CannabisWormTea you get so much more satisfaction. Shop and compare ... Stop wasting money. If you want to purchase just the Pure Endo Mychorrhizae for a one time inoculation ... Good Call ... One inoculation is all you need for the plants entire life cycle. Learn more about Cannabis Worm Tea CannabisWormTea kits have continuous Mycorrhizae fungi feeds as a huge dose is included in every kit and refill. Just add the Liquid Force inoculator to the Worm Tea base. You'll love the results! Other Organic compounds included in the kit are derived from Fish bone meal, alfalfa meal, seaweed extract, kelp meal, feather meal soft rock phosphate, dolomite limes ... a pH adjuster Our Grow formula has a NPK of no More than 12.3.1 Our Bloom formula has a NPK of no More than 4.10.7 CannabisWormTea is highly effective and fast acting! Bottom line is CannabisWormTea is the stuff you want to use on your plants! If you work with alot of plants you can put the worm tea concentrate right on the root base. Then water as usual. Alot less work with this method. Watch what happens... Put one cup in a quart spray, and folier feed four times a week for amazing eye-poppin results. Visit: www.CannabisWormTea.com

    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Others? Are on the Biz Page, and/or - Will be listed here, especially if it's in the Region.   As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      NEWs and related Resources  

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    See more at The Media Awareness Project > Drugnews Archive ... visit - http://www.mapinc.org/find?GAC=n-us-wa&LABEL=Washington&YY1=1998&DE=Medium


    Washington State, News - Washington program continues success story Washington program continues success story - Last update: October 11, 2016 | Voters adopted a medical marijuana program in 1998, followed by a vote to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and over in 2012. Reconciling the differences between these two state programs has been an ongoing effort by lawmakers in recent years, and the state’s overhaul to make the two programs more consistent continued in 2016. Provisions contained in a 2015 bill called the Cannabis Patient Protection Act took full effect earlier this year. While parts of it had already been imposed, many of the biggest changes did not begin until July. Among other things, the bill established a volunteer medical marijuana registry, similar to other states with medical programs. Patients are not required to register, but those who do are given greater legal protections with law enforcement and may purchase a greater amount of cannabis or cannabis products and grow more at home. >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/washington/

    Patients and medical marijuana providers were concerned the changes would bring increased cost and potentially less selection for patients, but it is not yet clear if those fears have come about in the wake of the law’s effective date.

    Stay connected, see Pending Legislation | Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project and all of our allies. If you have questions about marijuana policy reform in Washington, please contact us by email at state@mpp.org for more information. Don’t forget to subscribe to MPP’s free legislative alert service, if you haven’t done so already. >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/washington/


    Please Help the Kettle Falls 5

    Spokane, WAâ€"(ENEWSPF)â€"April 21, 2014. Family members from a rural area of eastern Washington are expected to go to trial next month on federal marijuana charges, despite the Obama Administration's repeated claims that it does not target seriously ill patients. The federal trial of the "Kettle Falls 5" is scheduled for May 12th, pending several pretrial motions which will be heard on April 22nd before U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle in Spokane, Washington. Because of marijuana's illegal status under federal law, patients like the "Kettle Falls 5" are typically prohibited from raising a medical necessity or state law defense in federal court. Federal agents raided the property of *Larry Harvey, 70,* and his wife,*Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 55,* at their rural family home near Kettle Falls, Washington in August 2012. In addition to seizing 44 premature marijuana plants, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) confiscated the family's 2007 Saturn Vue, $700 in cash, medicated cookies and marijuana stored in the family freezer, along with legally owned firearms.

    The five federal defendants, including Mrs. Firestack-Harvey’s son, Rolland Gregg, and daughter-in-law, were all qualified patients in compliance with Washington state law. Defense attorneys say the cannabis being cultivated on a remote corner of the family's 33-acre property was strictly for personal use. Nevertheless, Mr. Harvey, who suffers from numerous ailments including heart disease and severe gout, was jailed for several days and denied medical attention, which resulted in irreversible bodily harm. >> Learn more >>   Visit - http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/health-and-fitness/52186-five-medical-marijuana-patients-from-washington-state-proceed-to-trial-in-federal-court.html


    I-502

    As the LCB and legislature move forward implementing I-502, NORML Thurston wants to act as enablers and liaisons for cannabis activists in Washington. We know our voices and needs are more likely to be met if we can speak together and with purpose. This strategy session will cover: 1. What is happening with I-502 now. 2. The basics of lobbying public officials, and the differences of doing so at the federal, state, and local levels. 3. The basics of talking to the media and getting your message out beyond your friends. 4. How to best grow the influence of our local chapter. NORML's primary goal will be to represent the cannabis consumer, but this gives us an interest in seeing the production, processing, and retail structures approved by the voters go forward. However, people with specific interests in licensing or policy are free to show up, share and learn, and decide if they want to work with us going forward. Please join us, we're a small and dedicated group, and as such we can accomplish miracles!

    Contact - Kevin Oliver, Executive Director; Washington NORML - The Washington Affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (A WA Non-Profit Organization) via Phone Toll Free: 1-888-920-9755, or Phone: 1-206-641-0935, or visit - www.wanorml.org


    New marijuana law piques interest of local farmers

    EVERETT, Wash. -- Washington's newly-passed recreational marijuana law is opening up a whole new world for local farmers. Farmer Bruce King makes his money selling pigs, but he's thinking about diversifying his business by adding marijuana. "With pot you have a crop which will make on an acre what might take you 500 acres and a half million to make with a conventional farm," he said. King maintains a blog aimed at his fellow farmers, and he said three dozen of his readers have shown interest in opening their own marijuana farms. The idea of adding large amounts of pot to the area isn't sitting well with all of King's neighbors. Farmer Cora Cunningham said she's going to stick with cows and doesn't like the idea of farmers using prime agriculture real estate to grow marijuana. "When they don't have beef or food or fruit to eat, what are they going to do, just smoke pot?" she said. Even if King starts a pot farm, he said he would have no interest in sampling his own crops. "I've actually never tried it and have no interest in it," he said. "You don't have to like Brussels sprouts to grow Brussels sprouts."  Visit - http://www.komonews.com/news/local/New-marijuana-law-piques-interest-of-local-farmers--185482482.html?m=y&smobile=y - for more on this Item.


    Study: Per Se Drugged Driving Laws Have Little Or No Impact On Traffic Deaths

    The imposition of so-called per se drugged driving laws, which create new traffic safety violations for drivers who operate a vehicle with the presence of trace amounts of certain controlled substances and/or their inert metabolites (byproducts) in their blood or urine, do not reduce incidences of traffic safety deaths. That’s the conclusion of a just-published study by economists at the University of Colorado, Denver and Montana State University. The study is available from the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany as a Discussion Paper.

    Since 1990, 11 states have passed so-called zero-tolerant per se drugged driving laws which make it illegal for one to drive with detectable levels of a controlled substance in his or her system. Five additional states have passed similar laws specifying non-zero limits for controlled substances or their metabolites. Fourteen (Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin) of these sixteen states impose these strict liability per se standards for cannabis. Recently, the White House Office of National Drug Control has recommended zero tolerant per se drug standards for all US states. Using state-level data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) for the period 1990-2010, authors examined the relationship between the adoption of controlled substance per se thresholds and overall incidences of traffic fatalities. They found that the relationship is statistically indistinguishable from zero and concluded that there is no evidence that these limits reduced traffic deaths.  Visit - http://blog.norml.org/2013/01/14/study-per-se-drugged-driving-laws-have-little-or-no-impact-on-traffic-deaths/ - for more on this Item.


    Cannabis and psychomotor performance: A rational review of the evidence and implications for public policy

    My review, “Cannabis and psychomotor performance: A rational review of the evidence and implications for public policy,” appears in the January 2013 special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Drug Testing & Analysis. The issue and all of its contents appears online here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dta.v5.1/issuetoc My paper may be accessed online for free from the publishers at the following link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dta.1404/full ... In this paper, I summarize much of the scientific data assessing cannabis’ influence on psychomotor performance and address how these findings may influence public policy. In particular, I question the appropriateness of proposed (and in some states, enacted) per se and/or zero tolerance per se thresholds for cannabinoids and their metabolites. The pdf version of my paper is online > here < ... Regards, -- Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML | NORML Foundation, paul@norml.org  Visit - xxx - for more on this Item.


    Rip-Off! Inside Seattle’s Worst Medical Marijuana Dispensary; Industrial Mexican dirt weed mistakenly purchased at a disreputable Seattle pot dispensary.

    Granted, there are a few great Seattle dispensaries out there with consistent top shelf product. Fusion is fairly awesome. Green Buddha is by far the most legitimately run place in town. I went by Fweedom once and he had some of the best pot I’ve ever seen, but that was years ago. Some of these places have inconsistent inventory, and also a constant revolving door of “owners” and low-paid “budtenders.” The truth is that many Seattle pot dispensaries are shabby chic disasters. They exist for one reason – to make whatever syndicate or investor group is behind them rich. They don’t give a shit about sick people and don’t pretend to. A very unpretentious bunch. People arrive at their door with huge amounts of illicit unregulated and perhaps out of State product and they sell it for double and pay some chumps twelve bucks an hour to hang out and get baked and be workers.  Visit - Read more>> - for more on this Item.


    Editorial: Legalizing marijuana adds revenue, reduces law-enforcement costs

    Editorial: Legalizing marijuana adds revenue, reduces law-enforcement costs The case for Initiative 502 is about public money - the money wasted by trying to stamp out marijuana and the money given up by failing to legalize it and tax it. PART of the case for Initiative 502 is about public money - the money wasted by trying to stamp out marijuana and the money given up by failing to legalize it and tax it. Under Initiative 502 the state would impose a 25 percent marijuana tax at wholesale and another 25 percent at retail. Add in the other taxes on business, and the state would attempt to capture more than half the final value.

    How much would that be? In its fiscal note on I-502, the state Office of Financial Management estimated possible marijuana-tax revenue in the year ending June 30, 2015, at $434 million. That's comparable with the state's take from the cigarette tax ($425 million in fiscal 2012) and the state and local take from liquor ($426 million in 2011). There are also sales and business taxes. OFM estimated the total state and local government revenue from marijuana at $566 million. That's roughly what the state budgets in taxpayer money for its six universities. Most of the marijuana money, however, would be earmarked for health-related spending (see chart).

    All these estimates rest on some big assumptions. OFM estimates the number of marijuana smokers from a federal survey. Its revenue estimate assumes medical dispensaries are serving none of the demand, that the illicit market will go away, and that there will be no marijuana tourists. It assumes smokers will pay $12 a gram. Above all, it assumes the federal government will not intervene. Any of these assumptions may be wrong. No one really knows what state marijuana revenues would be. But it could be a lot.

    Putting I-502 into effect would also save the money now spent on law enforcement. A study by Mark Cooke of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (one of 502's sponsors), estimates that the extra cost of a simple marijuana arrest for police, courts, prosecutors, defense, jail and supervision at $2,881. Statewide there were about 9,308 marijuana misdemeanor cases filed in 2010 and about 670 marijuana felony cases. ACLU estimates that from 2000 to 2010, the statewide marijuana enforcement costs totaled $211 million. That estimate does not include the costs in lost income and opportunities borne by those who were arrested or their families.

    The bottom line: Legalizing marijuana offers government a pot of money, both in revenue and in savings. SOURCE = Seattle Times, visit - http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2019226549_edit502themoneyxml.html


    Washington’s marijuana legalization effort is driving a wedge between pot activists

    Washington’s marijuana legalization effort is driving a wedge between pot activists Under a hot weekend sun, volunteers stood between the county Democrats’ booth and the Republicans’ with a table full of stickers and pamphlets. It was Pig Out in the Park, where many people were looking to avoid politics, but the green logo with a pot leaf in the center of the sticker made some take a second look. “Younger voters would pass the gauntlet of people with clipboards, ignore them and then see our booth and come register to vote,” says Kevin Oliver, director of the Washington affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, which ran the booth.

    Oliver is Spokane’s only full-time advocate behind what could be Washington’s most ambitious step in marijuana law reform. The national arm of NORML endorsed Initiative 502 in February, and Oliver has since been trying to drum up support across the state. He says the effort is energizing people otherwise apathetic to politics. But it’s also alienating some of the legalization movement’s strongest supporters: medical marijuana patients who worry the law’s DUI provisions would snare regular users with higher tolerances. Jeffrey Steinborn is a Seattle defense attorney who supports full repeal of marijuana prohibition, and says he’s been handling marijuana possession cases since 1968. He predicts that Initiative 502 will pass, but that the federal government will use its power to quash the legalization part of the new law and leave only the DUI provisions.

    “They’ve chosen to pander to the fears of the soccer moms,” Steinborn says. “This can’t possibly work. It’s just a shame with all that money and the public being ready [for legalization].” If passed, Initiative 502 would make the possession of one ounce of marijuana legal in the state of Washington for people 21 and older. The law includes a licensing system for growers and sellers and would establish a 25 percent tax on marijuana. It would also establish a 5 nanogram limit for active THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana, while driving.

    Washington state law already defines DUI as driving while “under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor or any drug.” Steinborn says that’s enough to prosecute people driving stoned and worries a new provision could cause prosecutors to go for DUI charges instead of a possession charge, especially against young people and minorities. (He says he expects so many issues with the law that he’s already bought the domain name i502compliance.com for his practice.) “We really tried to build in as much structure and control as possible, so voters could be more comfortable legalizing,” says Alison Holcomb, director of the group behind I-502, New Approach Washington. Washington’s last serious consideration of marijuana legalization was in 2010. That year, two bills — one to legalize and one to decriminalize — failed in the Legislature, and an initiative to remove all state laws prohibiting marijuana possession failed to get enough signatures make it on the ballot.

    This effort started last fall and gathered 350,000 signatures by the year’s end, qualifying for the ballot. Since then, New Approach Washington has raised $3 million and added powerful names like Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, former United States attorney John McKay and all nine Seattle City Council members to its list of supporters. Among the initiative’s biggest financial backers are Peter Lewis (an Ohio billionaire and former CEO of Progressive Insurance who regularly gives to pro-marijuana ballot questions), Drug Policy Action (the political arm of the New-York-based law-reform group, the Drug Policy Alliance) and Rick Steves (a Seattle-based travel guru who has a TV show, radio show and 30 guidebooks, and sits on NORML’s national advisory board).

    Together, those three account for $2 million. The ACLU of Washington and its foundation have kicked in another $192,500. (Holcomb is on loan from her position as drug policy director at the ACLU of Washington.) East-side support is more sparse. City Council President Ben Stuckart, former director of the Spokane Regional Health District Kim Marie Thorburn and state Sen. Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, have said they support the initiative. But according to the state Public Disclosure Commission, just five gifts to New Approach — a total $155 — came from Spokane addresses. I- 502’s most obvious hurdle is that it flies in the face of federal law, much the same way medical marijuana legislation does.

    No one knows exactly how federal agents and prosecutors could react to the passage of I-502, especially after federal agents raided medical marijuana dispensaries in Spokane, Tacoma and Seattle last year. Holcomb says those raids were of dispensaries that were breaking their state’s medical marijuana law, not just the federal ban on all marijuana, so she’s confident the feds would allow 502 if sellers complied with it.

    “I’m not sure what planet she’s living on,” says Steve Sarich, committee manager for the group No on I-502, which has raised just less than $6,000. “No one can read the newspaper and argue the feds are not doing this. Certainly they would stop [recreational use].” Michael Ormsby, the U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington, declined to comment for this story through an aide, who said Department of Justice policy prohibits employees from commenting on pending legislation.

    Worries that the feds would overrule the law are rooted in the fear of what could be left standing: its DUI provision. Medical marijuana advocates argue that everyday users have a higher tolerance than recreational users and could be above the law’s 5 nanogram limit without being impaired.

    “I wake up at four to eight times the legal limit. I’ve had my blood tested,” Sarich says. “This is a very real concern.” The limit is of active THC, not carboxy-THC (which shows up days or weeks after use on workplace drug tests, for example), but research shows that active THC can linger too.

    In a 2009 study funded by the National Institutes of Health, scientists found 25 frequent, long-term marijuana smokers and then kept them under constant monitoring to make sure they weren’t lighting up. After seven days, six participants’ blood still had active THC, one as high as 3 nanograms — not enough to exceed the DUI provision. (NORML hopes to introduce legislation to exclude medical marijuana patients from the DUI provision if I-502 passes, but patient advocates say it’s not worth the risk.) The fight is a microcosm of the larger debate over marijuana legalization. In a movement of people who all want marijuana legalized, there’s a chasm over how to get there. Some insist on first repealing all laws that make marijuana illegal, the same way Prohibition ended. Others support the compromise 502 has struck.

    New Approach has succeeded where other groups haven’t, say both supporters and opponents, because it’s appealed to that middle ground. As part of its latest ad campaign, the group is airing a TV spot of a middle-aged woman whose first words in the ad are, “I don’t like it personally.” It’s an appeal to “soft supporters, undecideds, parents and mothers,” Holcomb says. “It’s important that we’re clear in our messaging that we’re not promoting marijuana use, but changing the laws so they work better for communities.”

    The public may indeed be ready for a change. The initiative has 55 percent support across the state, according to a 630-voter poll sponsored by Survey USA and KING-TV in Seattle. New Approach has done internal polling and, while Holcomb refused to give specific numbers, she says those polls are producing about the same results as the Survey USA poll. Oregon and Colorado are also considering pot legalization initiatives this year, but Oliver, from NORML, says eyes are on Washington because of 502’s built-in taxation and regulation.

    “This is a baby step,” he says. “We’re one of the grand experimental states.” SOURCE = The Middle Ground, visit - href="http://www.inlander.com/spokane/article-18427-the-middle-ground.html


    Initiative is a step toward making sense of marijuana laws

    Initiative is a step toward making sense of marijuana laws A historical transformation of social values has occurred during the early years of the 21st century toward once-controversial issues such as same-sex marriage and the use of marijuana. Whenever communal morals shift so significantly, governments eventually recognize the need to conform its laws to reflect the public's will. State and federal governments have so far ignored the changing attitude of Americans toward the use of marijuana, both as a medically useful drug and as a recreational diversion. This has resulted in a tangled mess of conflicting laws and regulations that begs to be cleared up quickly.

    Initiative 502 has the potential to add to this problem, because until the federal law banning marijuana is changed, anyone possessing even a small amount remains open to federal prosecution. But voters should approve the initiative for its near-term impact on pressuring Congress to acknowledge the reality of modern attitudes toward the substance.

    If approved, I-502 would decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana for adults over age 21. It would license growers and allow the sale of marijuana in private stores licensed, regulated and taxed by the state. The initiative would create a new marijuana DUI standard based on a blood-THC level - similar to the blood-alcohol limit of 0.08. And it would allow Washington farmers to grow industrial hemp and cash in on a multimillion-dollar national market.

    It would also give legitimate medical users an avenue of defense against federal charges. This initiative has its flaws, and does not even please those who believe in total legalization. By that, they suggest Congress and the state Legislature should wipe its books of all laws making marijuana illegal.

    Critics of the initiative point out that 90 percent of marijuana arrests of people in the 16-to-21 age group occur at traffic stops. This initiative will harm those young people, the critics say, because it will turn a marijuana arrest into a more serious DUI charge. But if we're going to treat marijuana as a public health issue, as we do alcohol and tobacco, shouldn't we establish some standard of impairment for the substance?

    This initiative attempts to do that. Public safety expects police officers who smell alcohol or marijuana during a routine traffic stop to investigate impaired driving, whether it is intoxication by pot or by booze. No officer should take the risk of ignoring impairment of any kind, lest that person drive away and kill someone in a traffic accident.

    Opponents of I-502 fear the initiative will increase access for people younger than 21, though it's naive to think juveniles don't already have complete and unfettered access. By the same token, supporters are overly optimistic that approval of I-502 would generate new tax revenue for the state by squeezing out the illegal black market controlled by violent gangs and organized crime. Gangs will still have the juvenile market and may offer the substance below government-regulated prices.

    Despite its flaws, a recent KING-5 News poll shows that 58 percent of respondents support I-502, and only 21 percent oppose it. Another 21 percent were undecided. Supporters of the initiative include 16 state legislators, a U.S. attorney, the former Seattle police chief, the NAACP, judges, educators and the Children's Alliance, an advocacy group representing more than 100 social-service agencies.

    Seventeen states have adopted medical marijuana laws. Other states and provinces, including New York and British Columbia, have embraced unofficial decriminalization policies. The New York Legislature decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults in 1977. The New York Police Department has regularly issued memorandums to its officers - as recently as this month - reminding them not to arrest people with small amounts of the substance, unless they are displaying it publicly.

    Congress had doggedly refused to change its classification of marijuana. Right now, according to the feds, marijuana is more dangerous than the prescription pain-killing pills, such as oxycodone, that are killing young and old alike at an alarming rate. The feds consider pot on the same level as heroin. Congress must lead the way on sensible change to the nation's marijuana laws, and it's obvious they aren't going to act without grass-roots support and pressure from states.

    From that perspective, Washington residents who favor change in both state and federal marijuana laws should vote for this initiative. We know from decades of anti-marijuana laws that the substance remains widely used and accessible to people of all ages. We also know that whatever our national policy is on marijuana, it isn't working.

    It appears to be time for a new approach. I-502 takes a carefully considered first step toward matching laws with community standards. SOURCE = TheOlympian.com, visit - http://www.theolympian.com/2012/09/23/2260887/initiative-is-a-step-toward-making.html

    Springfield, Mo., Doctor Opening Marijuana Clinic in Washington State, Pushes Same For Missouri Springfield, Mo., Doctor Opening Marijuana Clinic in Washington State, Pushes Same For Missouri - By KSPR News, Jan 18, 2010 | A Springfield doctor plans to open a medical marijuana clinic in Seattle, Wash. He and his Springfield staff plan to set up appointments for Washington state clients from his clinic on Division Street. Dr. Gil Mobley says he would like to do the same for Missouri patients. A new Missouri house bill could make that goal a reality. Mobley says he used marijuana before he became a doctor but does not anymore. He says he’s decided he wants to a pioneer for pot -- specifically, medical marijuana.

    "I think it is profoundly immoral to make prisoners and criminals of patients using marijuana for medical purposes,” Mobley said. “It has been proven to the nth degree to be safe." "In Washington, there is room for someone to carry the banner and say there is a right way to do this," Mobley said. “I'm a licensed physician in Washington. It's a beautiful state and I enjoy the progressive nature."

    Soon the state may be progressive enough to make marijuana legal for anyone 21 years or older. Mobley testified at Washington hearings for two controversial marijuana bills. One would legalize marijuana for those 21 and older, and regulate it like alcohol. Another would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot for adults. Mobley testified that marijuana is not addictive. Many attending the hearings disagreed. Others questioned if legalization and taxation could aid tight government budgets.

    “You know it's nonsense, just nonsense," Don Pierce of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs said about benefits to law enforcement budgets. Washington’s governor pointed out federal law trumps state law."I don't know how you generate any money when federal law makes it illegal,” Christine Gregoire said. “I've already been to the U.S. attorney who says they will continue to enforce federal law." In the more conservative Ozarks, Mobley's staff will set appointments for his Washington medical marijuana clinic. He wants to open on March 1.

    "From cancer patients going through chemo and radiation, to AIDS and hepatitis C, they have terrible nausea and vomiting and often have failure on traditional medicine," Mobley said. Mobley says every patient he'll recommend must bring written documentation from a qualified doctor that proves they have a terminal or debilitating medical condition. He says he also wants each patient to have used marijuana before.

    "There's no way a doctor would approve smoking marijuana but there are other ways to dose it,” Mobley said. “The most recommended is to use a vaporizer. You vaporize the THC to harmless water vapor." Mobley would like to recommend the same treatment in Springfield and plans to promote HB 1670 -- a bill introduced in this year's General Assembly.

    Democrat Kate Meiners from Kansas City and Republican Robert Schaaf from St. Joseph are co-sponsoring a bill that would allow medical marijuana use. "I'll be the wind in their sails," Mobley said. He doesn't know if his support of medical marijuana will keep Springfield patients away who disagree. "I could lose a little skin but those people need to be educated and that's what I’m campaigning to do." Mobley says he will fly to Washington on the weekends until he hires a full time staff. He says he plans to charge about $200 a patient. Click > here < to read the Missouri bill. Click > here < to read more on Washington’s medical marijuana laws. Visit: http://www.kspr.com/news/local/82008837.html - for more on this story.

    Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries Open in Wash. Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries Open in Wash. | SPOKANE, Wash. Now that marijuana can be legally used to ease patients' pain, dispensaries are opening in Spokane to provide it. And regardless of whether such stores are what Washington voters and legislators envisioned when they allowed medical marijuana, it may only be a matter of time before the businesses are commonplace: Medical marijuana has been approved in more than a dozen states. The dispensaries' legal status, however, remains hazy.

    People smoke and buy marijuana at the Northwest Boulevard store, and police know about it. The owners wrote a letter to Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick about their business; her reply stated that her officers are committed to enforcing local, state and federal laws. Stevens, a candidate for Spokane City Council, took her reply to mean police would not interfere with the business.

    Display ads tout the benefits of marijuana in this week's issue of the Nickel Nik, under classified listings for puppies, manufactured homes, cemetery plots and yard sales. An ad by CBR Medical Inc., with clinics across the state including one at 3115 E. Mission Ave., claims marijuana can alleviate pain associated with many conditions, including epilepsy, AIDS and fibromyalgia. Visit: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v09/n654/a08.html?397

    Washington State News - Pushing the legal limits Medical marijuana in WA: Pushing the legal limits | Part 1 of series - By ANDY HOBBS Federal Way Mirror Editor Jun 08 2009 | En route to a patient's house, "Bob" whips out a sack of candy that smells like pot. The plastic bag contains chocolates wrapped in fluorescent foil, along with a tiny clear cup of caramel — all infused with the active ingredients of marijuana. As a medical marijuana patient, Bob treats pain caused by a past head injury and hepatitis C, among other ailments. He also suffers from grand mal seizures. "I'm in a lot of pain," he said. The caramel, with a shiny purple star on the lid, provides multiple doses of medicine. So does an oatmeal cookie about the size of a hand — "that's 10 good doses for me right there," said Bob, who asked that a pseudonym be used for this report.

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    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:58 PM:
    Dave from Deer Park Wa wrote:
    "Hi, My name is Dave and I suffer from chronic lower back pain from a job injury. I have two herniated discs and two bulging discs, degenertive disc diease, and bone spurs that cause mostvof the pain. Im looking for a grower. My current grower will no longer be able to provide medicine for me. The deal we had worked out is I recieve 2ounces a mounth and they kept the surplus, please contact me at " dhs1967@yahoo.com""

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM:
    LG from CA wrote:
    "Has anyone had a chance to watch Discovery's new show "Weed Country." It was really interesting. It had some good information regarding the use of CBD's for treating epilepsy. Check it out! "

    Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 09:21 AM:
    Citizen from USA wrote:
    "Watch the world change! Sign up for updates from the Washington State Liquor (& Cannabis) Control Board during implementation of the I-502 rule making process, at the following link. - http://www.liq.wa.gov/marijuana/email-notifications "

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 01:04 AM:
    Me from Here wrote:
    "Nice site :) keep up the good work :) "

    Friday, March 2 at 11:53 AM:
    Flat Head Fred from Yakima, Washington wrote:
    "I am interested in opening a medical marijuana delivery service and I need to hook up with a grower(s) to purchase produces. If anyone knows of a grower let me know. email = randy_hall@live.com "

    Friday, January 20 at 01:51 PM:
    Parker Wilson from Index, Washington (Snohomish County) wrote:
    " I am a self proclaimed dedicated and committed steward and advocate of the cannabis plant as well as the intentions of the movement surrounding it. I am currently trying to establish a patient to patient delivery service and would really appreciate any advice or networking on the subject. I have submitted licensing on line, am authorized and am only interested in doing this by the book following the laws that have been so tactfully put into effect. My belief is that any shady activity involved in this movement is truly a diservice to its community and will just continue to hinder our progress. email = parkerwilson82@gmail.com "

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM:
    Stacey from Washington State wrote:
    "I'm very low income and can't afford donations. It's made a huge life change for me but hard to get at times unless compassion donations. I have bulging, and disinigrating disks, fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, nausea, painfull nerve damage ect. Wish insurance covered "

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 01:43 PM:
    K.P. from Washington State wrote:
    "I have organically grown medical marijuana to share for a very reasonable donation. Contact - m.e.d.shop@hotmail.com - Can deliver from Vancouver to LongBeach, WA. "

    on 7/22/2011 at 8:19 AM:
    Bill D. from MERCY Washington State Pg feedBack wrote:
    "I'm new here, I've got dystonia bad and have a need for marijuana as a treatment as my doctors don't wan't want to give me pain meds any more, or at least keep raising them... my question is; I'm from Spokane, wa. and is it legal or not for me to be treated with marijuana if I have a card? and if so where could I get the weed???? I have been looking all over the internet for this information and nothing tells you anything about this.... Thanks.. please send any info to my email......"

    Wednesday, March 23 at 04:42 AM:
    I wrote:
    " Vancouver's 1st Traveling Dispensary Wa. 9-7 M- Sat 10- 6 on Sundays 360.830.6778 or 360.989.0834 Visit our website https://sites.google.com/site/tmmcofswwashing "

    on 3/3/2011 at 3:58 PM:
    KJ from MERCY Washington State Pg feedBack wrote:
    "I dropped out of college and want to follow my dream of opening a dispensary in Washington. My dad has farm land 25 miles north of bellingham, so I'm moving up from texas soon. I'm looking for any information on opening a dispensary or cannabis schools in washington. Any help would be so appreciated. Thanks so much! OSU drop out"

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 06:13 AM:
    I wrote:
    "Several medical cannabis business owners have announced the formation of the Washington Cannabis Association, a "trade association" for the cannabis industry in Washington State. see - http://cdc.coop/wca "

    Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 08:33 AM:
    somebody wrote:
    "Mary's Indoor Garden Design * "We'll get you growing" * marysindoorgardendesign.com ... also, authorizing Patients, the trusted name in medical marijuana * 4evergreengroup.com * 1.800.414.2202 ... also, CannaPath Medical * Specializing in Medical Marijuana Authorization for Qualified Washington Patients, convenient locations in Seattle and Tacoma, $99 special! * ph: 800-625-8519 * fax: 253-383- 3507 * www.cannapath.com "

    on 11/3/2010 at 1:44 PM:
    Renay from MERCY Washington State Pg feedBack wrote:
    "I am disabled but I also want to help others who are. I do not smoke marijuana myself but have read alot about the helpful effects it has on people who use it for different ailments. The reason I am writing is to find out how to go about becoming a non profit grower for people in need. I live in Washington State. I would like info. on who to contact about this. And alot of info. on the legalities involved. "

    Monday, October 25 at 04:53 PM:
    Washington State Cannabis Group from Shoreline, WA wrote:
    "Top quality doctor's clinic helping qualifying patients at an affordable price. 206-618-9091. www.washingtonstatecannabis.com "

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 08:12 PM:
    Annie Adamson from washington wrote:
    "Hello i have quite i few thigns you listed that quiafy's for mediaca. do you have any numbers i can contact? i'm in a great deal of pain. blackcat_a17@yahoo.com "

    Sunday, July 4 at 08:59 AM:
    Jeffry Salvaggio from Tacoma, WA wrote:
    "Stacey, contact Green Health Tacoma, or Tacoma Hemp Company, its all about patients helping patients and they have a wonderful careing staff that puts YOU the patient and patients needs first. "

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10:06 AM:
    Stacey Hofland from Olympia, Washington wrote:
    " I have ptsd and im in need of medication i make 339 a month i use the pot so i don't vomit, pain medication, for a mood stabilizer muscler relaxer and for sleep i have a medical marijuana card and need someone to grow for me or donate until i can find a caretaker. without this medication i will end up homeless do to the ptsd and where i live i appreciate any help that could be given. thanks "

    on 6/4/2010 at 1:05 PM:
    Aaron E. from MERCY Washington State Pg feedBack wrote:
    "I'm looking for a marijuana friendly doctor on west side of the State. Greater Seattle area, for chronic pain. "

    Wednesday, June 2 at 07:16 PM:
    that redhead from Bonney Lake wrote:
    " Great resources on your website!!"

    Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 05:33 PM:
    Keith McLeod from Bellingham, Washington wrote:
    "How does one apply and run an accredited marijuana clinic or dispensary? reply to - paganlovechild_84@yahoo.com "

    on 5/12/2010 at 6:49 PM:
    Chip from MERCY Washington State Pg feedBack wrote:
    "Hello, Please forgive what could already be on your website first of all. Instead of facing five months of Vicodin ahead because of a torn rotator cuff, I would like to put the wheels in motion for medical marijuana. Just a FEW words to point me in the right direction would be So helpful. I can also get involved in many other ways, such as donating my time, typing, proofing, etc. I live in Newport, WA, a very small town, but people tell me there are already places I can go. I just cannot find them, or perhaps am in such a fog because of the Vicodin. I am in no way associated with any law enforcement agency. In fact, I'd help organize and get people to vote. First, I have to feel better. Thank you, at least for your time."

    on 1/8/2010 at 3:02 PM:
    ralph m. from feedback wrote:
    "Have tried to get medical MJ in Vancouver WA for intraocular hypertension and was told I didnt qualify because my DR at the Portland VA said it was a artifact of the cateract surgery. I have a number of health issues that med MJ would help including tinitus which I have a 10% service conected disability for. The VA DR would not help me said the fed gov doesnt support the use of med MJ. I told them I didnt want them to give me a prescripyion only a diagnosis. They were complete asses but this was before Oboma told the feds to back off. Iam on this site to get info on med MJ in spokane. I have a BS in Psych from WSU and my specialty is drug and alcohol treatment and I have extensive knowledge of drugs in society and historical origans of the drug laws. "

    Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 06:39 PM:
    Cannabis Research Society from Pierce County, Washington State wrote:
    "A new not for profit org that also provides a caregiver network for patient medicine, please link to your site www.crshelp.org "

    Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 03:55 PM:
    Don E. White from Carnation, Wa. wrote:
    " I'm legal now and need to purchase starts. I can't seem to locate anyone. Can anyone help me?

    Thank you,

    Don White
    (whitedog51@live.com) "

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 08:13 AM:
    CAROLE GOLDEN from WENATCHEE, WA wrote:
    " I AM LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO BUY MARIJUANA IN EASTERN WASHINGTON. CAN YOU HELP? "

    Friday, July 10 at 12:28 PM:
    gene from spokane wrote:
    " im legal now and off pills thank god. "

    Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 09:11 PM:
    Steve wrote:
    " After a long study (and a lot of $$$) they adopted Oregons limits. see - http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/medical-marijuana/docs/SignifAnalysis.pdf - and - http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/medical-marijuana/docs/PatientAccess.pdf

    -Steve "

    somebody wrote:
    "Feds get involved in local drug case--July 31, 2008 By Natalie Singer, Seattle Times staff reporter

    One week after Seattle police returned hundreds of patient files and a computer hard drive taken in a raid from a University District medical marijuana cooperative and local prosecutors declined to press charges, federal drug agents have gotten involved in the case. visit - http://www.cascadianorml.org/ "

    Monday, July 21, 2008 at 08:44 PM:
    "NOTE: THCf hosts Clinics around the nation. In Washington State -
    Washington Clinic
    1813 130th NE #210
    Bellevue, Washington 98005
    WA (425)869-6186
    Fax(425)869-6378
    The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation - Washington, visit - thc- foundation.com/washington/ "

    Friday, March 14 at 10:56 PM:
    medical patient from spokane wrote:
    "If you are in Spokane and need a reccommendation for medical marijuana, try www.CannaCare.org. You can call them at 509.242-8624 "

    Friday, March 7, 2008 at 06:14 PM:
    Kemp L. from Walla Walla wrote:
    " in Washington you can go to this website thc-foundation.org and see if clinics are close to you."

    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 01:10 PM:
    greg g from centralia, wa wrote:
    "i am looking for a doctor in my area with whom i can discuss my options for medically using marijuana due to chronic back pain associated with the sacroiliac joint in my back. does anyone know of any. grega4303@yahoo.com

    Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 12:59 PM:
    S. McDermott from Vancouver, Wa. wrote:
    " any info u can send me 2 speed this up would b way cool, kinda' gettin lost......what doc.,kind of med papers will make this go faster? "

    Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 04:25 PM:
    cynthia thompson from ca wrote:
    " need a doctor in spokane "

    Monday, June 11 at 03:22 PM:
    RAY MAREK II from Oakhurst, Cal. 93644 wrote:
    " Greetings,

    I am looking for medicine . I have the doc's recomendation and photo ID card. current. need store/shop or deliverly service in fresno, madera, mqrriposa, kings county areas. weedtracker says to just stand out on the corner in fresno to hook up. I'm too old for that and too disabled. got any ideas or sites or knowledge of a caregive in or about the area?

    tks,
    RAY "

    Thursday, June 7 at 05:16 AM:
    "for legal help try the NORML web page for Wash. St. -

    norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=legal&Group_ID=4571

    this chap -

    Jeffrey Steinborn
    www.potbust.com
    Jeffrey Steinborn
    Fax: 206-622-3848
    Phone: 206-622-5117
    Other Phone: 1-800-700-5117
    1800 Seattle Tower
    1218 3rd Ave.
    Seattle, 98101

    - is on that list and has helped others in the past. Give him a call.

    Heres a med cann activist group in Wa. St. -

    The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation (THCf) * phone: 1-800-723-0188 -or- visit: thc-foundation.org "

    Thursday, June 7 at 05:11 AM:
    David L. from Centralia, Wa wrote:
    "I am a medical marijuana user and take part in obeying all laws that have to do on the subject. But I am faced to go to a hearing in front of the Department Of Corrections. In which they are going to make a decision about my medical cannabis use. I have a debilitating Spinal condition, Spinal Stenosis and Bulging Disk in my back. I don't need think I need to go into much detail about the pain it's only obvious that my pain level is challenging. My convicting charge was 2 nd degree assault that and that ended me up in Prison for a year. I have no prior drug charges in my history nor do I sell medical cannabis. At this hearing I am not allowed a lawyer it's just my probation officer and another person from the Department of Corrections, And I am worried that I will not get a fair shake on the day of my hearing. Is there any Information or a contact person I might be able to talk to that has dealt with a situation like mine that is in Thurston County, Washington. I have talked to a lawyer and they say as long as I have a valid reason to have the card I should not worry but I still am. Is there help for a person like me that doesn't want to take the pills any more if you can help me or steer me in the right direction. please call me "

    Wednesday, June 7 at 12:04 AM:
    Ryan from East Side wrote:
    "Im looking for a marijuana friendly doctor on the east side to relieve the chronic pain in my back."

    Friday, March 17 at 09:11 PM:
    Dana from Post Falls Idaho ( right by Spokane ) wrote:
    " I THINK IT WONDERFUL!!!!!!! I WOULD LIKE TO FINE THIS MD, AND MAYBE HE COULD GET MY LIFE 'BACK'!!!!!! 6 YEARS OF FIBROMYALGIA, HELP!!!!! D2DDAWS@AOL.COM "

    Monday, February 13, 2006 at 11:59 AM:
    drobinson@webband.com from Spokane, Washington wrote:
    " Looking for a cannabis-friendly doctor in the Spokane area... "

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