Critical updates needed in state marijuana laws

The Legislature must act on new marijuana laws or risk the legalization measure dying on the vine
The Seattle Times (US)
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Washington's experiment with legal recreational marijuana is "teetering on the brink" of a market failure. That is the candid assessment of Hayden Woodard, a state-licensed grower in Dallesport who hasn’t given himself a paycheck in a year. A stream of state-licensed marijuana operators recently testified in Olympia about how overregulation and unequal competition from unregulated medical-marijuana dispensaries are jeopardizing Initiative 502, the landmark legalization measure passed in 2012. (See also: Lawmakers propose bill to allow growing recreational pot at home)