Washington: Will Legalized Recreational Marijuana Be The Demise Of Medical Marijuana? news October 24, 2013 Exclusive Web Content, Medical Marijuana News, Politics, Recreational Cannabis, The Business Side of Medical Marijuana, The Business Side Of Recreational Cannabis, The United State Of Weed In Washington, the Liquor Control Board, the entity that is in charge of the state’s recreational marijuana regulations (how in the hell that contradictive situation came to be is beyond me), has released new draft recommendations that would essentially prohibit the existence of medical marijuana dispensaries. Not only is the Liquor Control Board recommending that the medical marijuana industry be forced to close their doors, they’re also endorsing that home cultivation of the plant be prohibited. The Board is claiming that the state’s soon to be implemented recreational marijuana distribution system will appropriately serve the public; therefore the need to cultivate your own supply will not be necessary. Steve Sarich, leader of the Cannabis Action Coalition, claims that “greed” is the motivation behind the Liquor Control Board’s latest sanctions. “What better way to get rid of the competition,” Sarich avowed, “You just make them illegal again.” “We are not going to make 200,000 patients in the state of Washington criminals again,” Sarich declared. “That is not what the voters voted for.” So, will the new recreational marijuana system be a better alternative for patients that will seemingly have no other choice but to purchase their supply from state-authorized distribution outlets? Only time will tell. Stay with The 420 Times for any new developments regarding the Washington Liquor Control Board’s decision to oust the medical marijuana industry. 5 Responses Dkientz October 27, 2013 What about those who only need low or no dose of THC for their conditions? Log in to Reply Nationally Recognized Advocate Boosts Medical Marijuana Efforts in Ohio | IVN October 28, 2013 […] Editor’s Note: This article originally published on the 420 Times on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. […] Log in to Reply Washington Lawmakers Vote to Revise Medical Marijuana Regulations | Political Ration February 21, 2014 […] House Bill 2149, which passed by a substantial margin of 67 to 29, is basically designed to eliminate the competition for the recreational retail marketplace. […] Log in to Reply Washington Regulators Are Going To Revise Marijuana Laws February 21, 2014 […] Will Legalized Recreational Marijuana Be The Demise Of Medical Marijuana?.” 420 Times. http://the420times.com/2013/10/washington-will-legalized-recreational-marijuana-be-the-demise-of-med…(accessed February 21, […] Log in to Reply CallingBatman February 21, 2014 Wow. I thought Colorado botched it by taxing it to the point where comparable marijuana strains are more expensive in (legal) Colorado than (illegal) Texas, but Washington seems determined to go Colorado one better. Or worse. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.