Mayor Seeks New Rules For Seattle’s Medical-pot Industry | Local News | The Seattle Times

Class one operations would have to send their products to labs for testing of potency, mold, fungus, pesticides and heavy metals tests that reach beyond what is required in the states recreational system and would be much more costly for providers. Delivery would be allowed for class one licensees if they had a storefront, but sales at farmers markets would be banned. Class two licensees would be more limited and seem to have little commercial opportunity. Those operators would be limited to 10 members sharing 45 marijuana plants, could not operate dispensaries, and wouldnt be subject to some of the more stringent testing and zoning regulations. The mayors outline also calls for a separate processing license that establishes packaging requirements for edibles and adopts the state Liquor Control Boards rules for concentrates. Marijuana advocates had mixed reactions to the mayors proposal. Dispensary owner and medical-marijuana advocate John Davis said the legislation was an important step to having some regulation and that the mayor was headed in the right direction. He expressed concern that the law would prevent businesses from giving away medical marijuana to those who cant afford it. He also worried about what would happen if two existing operations already were within 1,000 feet of each other. Alex Cooley, a medical-pot entrepreneur, said he was so happy the city was finally doing something, but shared Davis concerns about stores already too close to one another.
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