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July 25, 2011

Seattle Regulates Medical Marijuana Storefront Dispensaries

Seattle's City Council has unanimously approved a system to regulate the production and distribution of medical marijuana, Reuters reports. The new statute redefines storefront dispensaries—of which Seattle has 80—and other medical marijuana suppliers as "collective gardens," each of which may serve up to 10 patients and may grow no more than 45 marijuana plants, with no more than 15 plants per patient. The law will go into effect 30 days after the mayor signs it. The Seattle law follows the new Washington state law allowing cities to regulate medical marijuana, especially storefront dispensaries. Marijuana is still considered illegal under federal law.

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