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Seattle Considering Licensing Medical Marijuana Operations

By Sean Keeley · July 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

On July 22, a new state law will make medical marijuana dispensaries illegal. However, Seattle is trying to do just the opposite and attempt to license medical marijuana dispensaries and co-ops. It would be a ground-breaking move for a Washington city and Fremont-based dispensary Dockside Co-Op would be one of the beneficiaries:

“They’re not kicking the can down the road and having somebody else deal with it,” [owner Oscar] Velasco-Schmitz says. “They realize that there is a need for medical cannibis within the community, and they’re taking steps to be able to provide that for the community in a safe manner.”

Of course, even if Seattle’s measures pass, dispensaries would still violate federal law.

What do you think? Is it time for medical marijuana dispensaries to be full licensed by the city and state?

And while we’re on the topic, check out this story on the gray area that exists in the world of medical marijuana and this one on the Wallingford Cannabis Farmer’s Market.

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