The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar

Splash! Summer guide

HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:37 p.m.

State House OKs bill on what to do about dropped pot

OLYMPIA -- The House has unanimously approved a bill that sets up steps on what should be done if legal amounts of marijuana are "inadvertently" left at stores that have pharmacies.
The House passed the bill Thursday, after concurring with changes made when the Senate unanimously approved the bill earlier in the week. The measure now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.
The measure says that if less than an ounce of pot is found at a store with a pharmacy, the store must notify law enforcement, and the marijuana must be destroyed or rendered unusable.
Supporters say the bill was prompted by recent incidents where marijuana was found at Walmart stores, after it was apparently dropped. There was concern that having marijuana on the premises could affect the licensing of the pharmacies at such stores. Washington voters legalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana last fall.

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

HeraldNet highlights

For love of the game
For love of the game: ‘There’s no such thing as enough baseball’ for...
Critters zap selves, your lights
Critters zap selves, your lights: Animals blamed for 17% of PUD outages
Eyes on their screens
Eyes on their screens: Advice for parents of constantly connected teenagers
A perfect picnic
A perfect picnic: What you need for a romantic date or a family trip