King 5 reports:
The city of Seattle is warning more than 300 medical marijuana businesses that their days could be numbered.
The letters ask shops to acquire a license soon, but as King 5 reports:
The problem is that the Legislature hasn't yet created a licensing system to allow sales of medical marijuana.
Click here to see the full letter that was sent to all of the Seattle Dispensaries.
This is a horrible situation. Many people depend on these safe access points. The fact that Seattle is asking them to acquire a license that doesn't exist is evil.
502 forgot homegrow and sharing, two things that people depend on.
If you think asking medical marijuana patients to get their marijuana through the "legal marijuana system", then the "legal marijuana system" needs to include (a lot of things and) two of the most important components of the medical marijuana system
If you want to grow under Washington State's "legal marijuana system" you have to buy a $1000 license-lottery-ticket and hope you win.
Under Washington's medical marijuana system, if you have a qualifying condition you can grow your own medicine, you can designate a friend or family member to grow medicine for you. You can share the cost of supplies and labor. You can share medicine with other patients with qualifying conditions and authorizations.
502 doesn't allow any of that. The idea that a medical marijuana patient is going to be asked to get marijuana through the "legal marijuana system" is criminal at this point because cannabis normally goes for $8 per gram at the medical access points and $40 per gram at the "legal marijuana system" access points.
Patients can not afford this. A lot of patients can not afford the $8 per gram, asking them to stop growing their own, and asking them to pay $40 per gram is just despicable.
Something must be done about Washington's "legal marijuana system" and it's failure to include a free small homegrow for every adult.
One path to a better version of legalization is Real Legalization's petition I-648
There is more than one way to care for a cat, so call your legislature, read Washington Cannabis news, stay informed and communicate with lawmakers.
Print copies of Real Legalization's petition I-648 get signatures and mail them in. Let every adult grow a small marijuana garden with no license.