Legislature passes recreational marijuana reform bill
Published on Jun 27, 2015
Washington State House and Senate have both passed legislature that would allow the changes to the recreational marijuana bill such as zoning rules and tax structure. The bill is on it's way to the governor's desk , and if he chooses to sign it the tax on marijuana sold in the state will be 37% for both recreational and medical.
The House passed the measure Friday on a 59-38 vote. One of the main changes to the current system would be the elimination of the three-tier tax structure that would be replaced with a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of sale.
The excise tax is one that everyone would have to pay, both medical marijuana patients and recreational users.