Last week, I wrote that the medical marijuana bill was on life support. Today, it's officially dead.
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, the main proponent of legalizing and licensing dispensaries that sell marijuana to patients, announced today that even her most recent, scaled-back bill won't proceed.
It's "the greatest disappointment of my legislative career," Kohl-Welles said in a statement.
Gov. Chris Gregoire gutted her first try at proposing regulations, but allowed a few changes to proceed into law, including authorization for collective marijuana gardens. The remnants that made it into law also contain some vague references to dispensaries -- which the industry hopes to use to convince courts they are indeed legal.
The next move is up to cities and counties.