Initiatives filed to protect medical marijuana system

Staff writerJanuary 10, 2014 

People who use medical marijuana in Washington are worried that the 15-year-old voter-approved system will evaporate now that the state is moving forward with legalizing recreational marijuana.

Medical marijuana advocate Kirk Ludden has filed several initiatives with the Secretary of State this week to address those concerns, TVW reports. (Read the initiative filings).

Ludden's initiatives "include protections such as establishing a separate state board for medical marijuana, exempting medical marijuana from the excise tax and allowing patients to grow up to 15 plants," TVW's Venice Buhain writes.

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