One Marijuana Regulation To Rule Them All? Washington State Consolidates Pot Biz

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By Marguerite Arnold 

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Ever since the passage of the Washington state recreational marijuana initiative I-502, activists, those with marijuana business interests and the state have been in a fierce and growingly contentious battle to bring the medical industry under some kind of regulation. After July 2014, when the recreational market actually became transactional, most officials began to advocate for the medical sector to be consolidated under the regulatory guidelines and taxation structure set out for the recreational industry.