Washington

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Location of Washington within the U.S.

Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

Cities

Legalization

On November 6, 2012 voters passed Initiative 502 to remove criminal penalties for possession of up to 1 ounce (28 g) of unprocessed "useable" marijuana, up to 16 ounces (450 g) of infused products in a solid form, or up to 72 ounces (2,000 g) of infused products in liquid form; and to license, regulate and tax cannabis production and sales under the authority of the Washington State Liquor Control Board.[1] The Washington Liquor Control Board will allow Washington to have up to 334 marijuana stores.[2]

Events

NORML

Washington has one state chapter, six subchapters, and two college chapters of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML):[3]

Additional Resources

References

  1. SUMMARY OF INITIATIVE 502 TO THE LEGISLATURE (May 16, 2012), Washington State Senate Committee Services. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  2. Vancouver puts moratorium on marijuana shops until June 2014 by Ian Forrest (October 22, 2014), KPTV
  3. Washington Chapters, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Retrieved August 21, 2014.

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