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Washington Legalizes Marijuana for Recreational Use

Celebration starts among marijuana users as the new law goes into effect

Seattle, WA, December 19, 2012 --( After a long wait, marijuana users celebrate the biggest victory as the State of Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use on November 7th. As of December 6, 2012, adults age 21 and over in Washington State can no longer be arrested under state law for possessing limited amounts of marijuana.

December 6th, 2012, Initiative 502 goes into effect, making it legal for adults 21 and over to possess limited amounts of marijuana under Washington law. I-502's driving under the Influence provisions will also take effect.

Under the new law, adults can possess 1 oz. of useable marijuana, 16 oz. of marijuana infused product in solid form, and 72 oz. of marijuana-infused product in liquid form. However, only an authorized medical marijuana patient can grow marijuana in home under Washington law.

"Marijuana stores must be located at least 1,000 feet away from schools and parks. The number of marijuana store licenses will also be determined in rule making. As the new law has legalized marijuana for recreational purpose, marijuana users are looking for Washington Marijuana Dispensary Courses to know how to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle & Washington. To assist the people, Washington Cannabis Institute will be providing seminars and consultations on starting and operating marijuana businesses. Next seminar will be February 2nd and 3rd," says a spokesperson for Washington Cannabis Institute.

Washington Cannabis Institute is the 1st and only education provider in the state of Washington for marijuana education. It offers seminars and consultations to teach how to start and operate a marijuana business in the state of Washington following the I-502 guidelines.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Health will have until December 1, 2013 to conduct and complete rulemaking as specified by I-502 to set up a system to license and regulate the production, processing, and sale of marijuana. No commercial business can be set up until rulemaking is complete and licenses are obtained.

Under the Washington law, public consumption of marijuana can mean a $50 fine, similar to alcohol consumption in public. However, Washington's Medical Use of Cannabis Act remains unchanged.

The Washington State Institute for Public Policy will have until September 1st, 2015 to provide legislature with a preliminary evaluation and recommendations regarding the cost-benefit outcomes of I-502. Additional evaluations will be produced in 2017, 2022, and 2032.

About Washington Cannabis Institute:

Washington Cannabis Institute is the 1st and only education provider in the state of Washington for marijuana education. It offers seminars on February 2nd and 3rd to teach people on how to open a marijuana dispensary in Seattle.

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