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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: City of Seattle joint statement on passage of medical marijuana bill

4/21/2011  2:14:00 PM
Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061
Kimberly Mills  (206) 684-8602

Mayor Mike McGinn
Council President Richard Conlin
Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Councilmember Sally J. Clark
Councilmember Jean Godden
Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Mike O'Brien
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
City Attorney Pete Holmes

City of Seattle joint statement on passage of medical marijuana bill

SEATTLE - Mayor Mike McGinn, the Seattle City Council and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes released the following joint statement today upon passage of SB 5073:

"We would like to extend our greatest appreciation to the Washington State Legislature for passing today SB 5073. The bill would provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for medical marijuana use. This bill spells out precisely how dispensaries and production facilities can operate in a way that provides legitimate patients with medical marijuana, gives local governments the tools we need to help protect the health and safety of our communities, and provides much-needed clarity for law enforcement.

"In particular, we would like to thank Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles for all of her hard work and leadership on this bill, and Rep. Eileen Cody for shepherding the bill through the State House.

"We encourage Governor Gregoire to sign the bill, and look forward to working with her and her staff in the coming days."

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