Medical dispensaries are rolled into regulated system, significantly increasing the number of Retail Stores in WA

Trying to fold medical marijuana into Washington’s regulated recreational system, state officials approved a plan to add up to 222 more pot stores. But some retailers say there’s too much risk in selling medical products.

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Medical marijuana will now be regulated and compete less with recreational marijuana

Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely unregulated system and harmonize it with Washington’s new market for recreational pot.

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