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Wash. Agencies recommend reining in medical pot

October 22, 2013 Updated: September 9, 2020

Associated Press – A state work group on Monday is due to release its recommendations for how to regulate Washington’s freewheeling medical marijuana industry — recommendations that could include reductions in how much pot patients can have, an end to the collective gardens that have supplied the sick and the not-so-sick, stricter requirements for obtaining medical marijuana authorizations, and taxes on medical pot. Representatives from the Liquor Control Board, Department of Revenue and Department of Health released their draft recommendations on Monday. An advocate for medical marijuana patients called the suggestions “ugly” and said they’d burden truly sick people who depend on pot.