Medical Marijuana, What’s Going On?
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Medical Marijuana, What’s Going On?

Washington state Senate committee passed a compromise version of medical marijuana bill, or did they

A state Senate committee on Friday appeared to have passed a compromise version of medical marijuana legislation. But maybe it didn’t.

Senate Bill 5955, heard by  by the Ways and Means panel, seemed to get the OK in a voice vote. But AP reported late Friday that the measure was unable to secure enough votes.  We’re trying to track down what exactly happened. No lawmaker spoke against the bill, which has been stripped of a controversial provision that would’ve included a registry for medical cannabis patients. Some medical pot proponents complained that registry could be misused.
 
Last month Gov. Chris Gregoire vetoed critical parts of a medical cannabis bill, Senate Bill 5073, reiterating her concerns that state workers could be prosecuted under federal law the way the measure was written. The legislation was passed to set clearer regulations on medical marijuana use and to establish a licensing system and patient registry to protect qualifying patients, doctors and providers from criminal liability. Gregoire vetoed provisions of the bill that would have licensed and regulated medical marijuana dispensaries and producers. She also vetoed a provision for a patient registry under the Department of Health, but said she would support legislation creating a registry as long as state workers weren’t put at risk.
 
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