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Washington State Threatens to Shutdown Dozens of Marijuana Dispensaries


Society & Culture  (tags: marijuana, WAshington State, taxes, taxes lost, law, government, americans, culture, society, politics )

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- 1722 days ago - alternet.org
Since opening dispensary locations in July, the state has collected $3.5 million in taxes



   

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Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 9:57 am
Thank you Cal for posting.
 

Slava R (1311)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 10:01 am
They're money mongering envious haters.
 

pam w (139)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 10:29 am
Interesting! Well, it's a new process and everyone's learning as they go.
 

Winn A (179)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 11:30 am
Noted
 

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 3:10 pm
LOL! So the scam artists are being "weeded out"! ;) "A lot of people thought they’d be able to sell their license – they’d win the lottery and they’d sell it to the highest bidder,” she said. “People were surprised they couldn’t sell their license until they actually got licensed.”
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 29, 2014, 12:31 am
This seems reasonable to me.
 

Athena F (131)
Monday September 29, 2014, 1:17 am
Gonna be some bumps while it gets sorted, only natural.
 

Sandra Ferri (114)
Monday September 29, 2014, 1:19 am
Thanks for sharing xoxo
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday September 29, 2014, 2:19 am
noted
 

Anne F (17)
Monday September 29, 2014, 10:31 am
Hard to go along with "shut down" when the folks who haven't opened shops are being asked to show good progress.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 29, 2014, 10:45 am
Washington, not to be outdone, by Colorado, just had to reinvent the wheel. Now, they have this unwieldy, regulation heavy system that makes maintaining supply difficult, failure to compliance easy, and consumers frustrated. Hopefully, they'll get all the bugs worked out soon.
 

Donna G (42)
Monday September 29, 2014, 1:23 pm
I live in Washington and feel that the initiative to legalize marijuana was a poorly written one. The majority of those living in Western WA voted to approve the initiative. The majority of those living in Central and Eastern Washington didn't. Funny, though, when the initiative to get the state out of the liquor business was on the ballot, those results were reversed.

Now, apparently, the state has discovered a loophole which will allow Washingtonians who want to use marijuana to use it in their cars. They are not permitted to use marijuana outdoors; but, can use it in the car. I'm guessing that means only those who are not driving. But, this means, if the driver is breathing at all, he or she won't be able to breathe in any smoke or other vapors that are being expelled by the passengers.

The state should have the bugs worked out of this system soon. Stay tuned.

 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 5:38 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing.
 

Julie W (33)
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 8:00 am
Hard to shut down something that never started in the first place!
 

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Wednesday October 1, 2014, 2:01 pm
Let us iron the kinks out and make it legal in the entire US with no backwards rules and regulations , tax it and just let it be . Whoever does not want to use just doesn't have to , it is that simple . In a country where Oxycontin and other controlled substance prescription deaths are prevalent why are we worrying about weed ?
 
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