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Marijuana bills 'high' on list of Olympia legislators' radar.

Listed below are 30 marijuana-related bills circulating in Olympia. Some have passed, some failed, some are still being negotiated as of press deadline.

1) House Bill 1416: Increasing the penalty for use of marijuana in public places. Introduced by Rep. Brad Klippert (Kennewick) (R) January 19. ID=174865

2) House Bill 1212: Concerning the possession and transfer of marijuana, marijuana plants, useable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates. Introduced by Rep. Brian Blake (Longview) (D) January 13. ID=174402

3) House Bill 1228: Limiting industrial insurance benefits for injuries or diseases caused by use of intoxicating liquor or drugs. Introduced by Rep. Liz Pike (Camas) (R) January 13. ID=174432

4) House Bill 1260: Providing for the vacation of misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions. Introduced by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) January 16. ID=174546

5) House Bill 1151: Clarifying residency requirements for licensed marijuana businesses. Introduced by Rep. Sharon Wylie (Vancouver) (D) on January 12. ID=174296

6) House Bill 1152: Concerning licensing agreements and consulting contracts for licensed marijuana businesses. Introduced by Rep. Brian Blake (Longview) (D) on January 12. ID=174297

7) House Bill 1250: Authorizing retail marijuana outlets to give a free lockable drug box to adults age twenty-one years and over and to qualifying patients age eighteen years and over subject to restrictions. Introduced by Rep. Dan Griffey (Allyn) (R) on January 16. ID=174536

8) Senate Bill 5290: Concerning the administration of marijuana to students for medical purposes. Introduced by Sen. Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens) (D) on January 19. ID=174912

10) House Bill 1099: Addressing local governments' unofficial moratoria on state-licensed marijuana retail outlets. Substitute offered in the House on January 19. Establishes that effective January 1, 2018, a municipality that refuses to allow the siting or operation of retail marijuana businesses absent the formal adoption of an ordinance or resolution explicitly prohibiting the operation of such businesses within its jurisdictional boundaries forfeits the following: (1) 70 percent of the municipality's share of the monies in the Liquor Revolving Fund and (2) all of its share of state marijuana excise tax revenues to which it might otherwise be entitled. The substitute bill would make a city, town, or county subject to the revenue forfeiture provisions of the act if it has an ordinance or regulation that authorizes a specific number of state-licensed marijuana retail outlets that is less than the number of such outlets allotted or approved for operation within that jurisdiction by the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB). ID=174195

11) House Bill 1487: Authorizing marijuana retailers to sell marijuana merchandise. Introduced by Rep. Cary Condotta (East Wenatchee) (R) on January 20. ID=175032

12) House Bill 1461: Creating a voluntary marijuana production standard and certification program. Introduced by Rep. David Sawyer (Tacoma) (D) on January 20. ID=175005

13) House Bill 1462: Adding authority to the department of agriculture to regulate sanitary processing of marijuana-infused edibles. Introduced by Rep. Shelley Kloba (Bothell) (D) on January 20. ID=175006

14) House Bill 1132: Concerning dispute resolution between seed buyers and dealers. Introduced by Rep. Vincent Buys (Lynden) (R) January 12. ID=174277

15) House Bill 1857: Addressing provisions concerning marijuana with respect to research licenses, local authority notifications, the retail licensing application process, processor wholesale events, and jurisdictional requirements. Introduced by Rep. Shelley Kloba (Bothell) (D) on February 1. ID=175857

16) House Bill 1858: Increasing marijuana license fees and adding a temporary additional fee on marijuana licenses issued by the Washington state liquor and cannabis board. Introduced by Rep. David Sawyer (Tacoma) (D) on February 1. ID=175858

17) Senate Bill 5606: Authorizing licensed marijuana producers to sell marijuana plants and marijuana seeds to qualifying medical marijuana patients and designated providers, and to sell marijuana seeds to medical marijuana cooperatives. Introduced by Sen. Maureen Walsh (Walla Walla) (R) on January 31. ID=175788

18) House Bill 1212: Concerning the possession and transfer of marijuana, marijuana plants, useable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates.

Substitute offered in the House on January 26. Legalizes transfers of specified quantities of marijuana products between adults provided the transfer does not involve the exchange of money or other valuable consideration. Legalizes the home cultivation of up to six recreational marijuana plants, subject to specified conditions. Legalizes the residential possession of up to 24 ounces of useable marijuana harvested from plants lawfully grown in the residence, subject to specified conditions. ID=174402

19) House Bill 1895: Prohibiting the use of public resources to assist the federal government in any activity that might impede or interfere with Washington state's regulation of marijuana and marijuana-related products as prescribed by the laws of the state of Washington. Introduced by Rep. David Sawyer (Tacoma) (D) on February 2. ID=175976

20) House Bill 1911: Authorizing the masking of odors by regulated marijuana facilities. Introduced by Rep. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on February 2. ID=175992

21) House Bill 1920: Concerning inspections of licensed marijuana processors' equipment and facilities. Introduced by Rep. Cary Condotta (East Wenatchee) (R) on February 2. ID=176001

22) House Bill 1125: Limiting the total number of retail marijuana licenses that may be held by a retailer and co-owners. Passed the House on Wednesday, February 1 by a vote of 69-28. This bill would restrict, to a maximum of five, the number of retail marijuana business licenses that may be individually or collectively held by a person, partnership, or corporation. A marijuana retailer's license entitles the holder to sell marijuana products at retail prices in retail outlets.

There are currently no statutory restrictions on the number of marijuana business licenses that may be issued to individuals, partnerships, or corporations. (Rep. Cary Condotta (East Wenatchee) (R) Y--Rep. Mike Steele (Chelan) (R) Y

23) House Bill 2021: Authorizing the sale of marijuana plants and seeds to qualifying patients and designated providers. Introduced by Rep. Jessyn Farrell (Kenmore) (D) on February 8. ID=176232

24) House Bill 2033: Concerning cannabis health and beauty aids. Introduced by Rep. Cindy Ryu (Shoreline) (D) on February 8. ID=176244

25) House BUI 2021: Authorizing the sale of marijuana plants and seeds to qualifying patients and designated providers. Substitute offered in the House on February 14. Authorizes a licensed marijuana producer to produce, process, package, label, and sell plants and marijuana seeds at retail, at the premises of the producer, to a qualifying patient or designated provider with a valid authorization or a valid recognition card. ID=176232

26) House Bill 1857: Addressing provisions concerning marijuana with respect to research licenses, local authority notifications, the retail licensing application process, processor wholesale events, and jurisdictional requirements. Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 14. ID=175857

27) House Bill 1858: Increasing marijuana license fees and adding a temporary additional fee on marijuana licenses issued by the Washington state liquor and cannabis board. Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 14. ID=175858

28) House BUI 1065: Concerning penalties for marijuana offenses. Substitute offered in the House on February 2. Reduces the penalties for possession and transfer of marijuana products outside of the Initiative 502 system in certain circumstances. Authorizes the noncommercial transfer (sharing or gifting) of marijuana products in amounts equal to half of the current possession limits by a person 21 years of age or older to another person(s) 21 years of age or older. ID=174144

29) House Bill 1126: Establishing a deadline for the use and implementation of a marijuana retail license by a licensee. Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 14. ID=17422228

30) House Bill 2060: Requiring counties, cities, and towns to permit the operation of state licensed marijuana retail businesses in order to receive marijuana-related tax distributions. Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 17. ID=176323

* As of press deadline, some bills have fallen by the wayside, some have become law. Look up the "Bill Id#" to check individual status.
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