09 Jul Crackdown on Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Shops in Washington State
King County’s top two law enforcers announced a crackdown Wednesday on medical-marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county, starting in White Center, which they said has at least six such storefronts close together.
Signaling a sharp turn in county policy, Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg and Sheriff John Urquhart said such businesses are now illegal under a new state law that attempts to bring medical marijuana into the state’s licensed recreational shops. Satterberg said 15 dispensaries now operating in unincorporated King County are undermining Washington’s groundbreaking legal-pot system.
“The law is now clear. The only way to sell marijuana is with a state-issued license,” Satterberg said. “It’s binary.” [Read more at the Seattle Times]