Medical Marijuana Retail Facilities (Watch)

Medical Marijuana Retail Facilities (Watch)

HB 463 (Thompson) and SB 154 (Thurston) prohibit medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTC) from owning or operating a medical marijuana retail facility. The practical impact of this proposal is moving the state away from vertical integratation where owners control all aspects from seed to sale. The bills direct the Department of Health to develop a licensing process and guidelines for medical marijuana retail facilities. Finally, the bills require that the medical marijuana use registry be provided to medical marijuana retail facilities for verification purposes. (Cook)