By Bart Schaneman
Washington state’s updated marijuana rules serve notice that regulators are feeling pressure from a U.S. attorney general who opposes legalized cannabis.
The regulations guide the state’s cannabis businesses toward stricter compliance with the Cole Memo – the sector’s best protector against the federal government.
When Senate Bill 5131 took effect June 23, it created the most significant round of changes to Washington state’s marijuana laws since the original recreational cannabis regulations were enacted in 2013.
The new regulations apply a number of restrictions to the state’s market, though they