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By Cooper Inveen
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Legislature weighing seven fresh approaches to existing marijuana law


Two years after Washington voters ended pot prohibition, lawmakers are wading through a thicket of reforms that aim to stabilize an industry struggling to get off the ground.

“Right now I call it the wild, wild west,” Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, said during Thursday’s annual Associated Press Legislative Preview. “We’ve got incongruities in this law that we need to solve.”

But with seven new cannabis-related bills so far come seven new opportunities to shape Washington’s unprecedented experiment. From a complete overhaul of medical marijuana to giving those charged with misdemeanor pot crimes a chance at a clean slate, little related to the mariju...

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