With Gov. Chris Gregoire’s partial veto, only a few parts of the medical-marijuana bill will become law.
The one that worries dispensaries most has to do with how they have justified their existence under a voter initiative that doesn’t specifically legalize them.
The stores say they are acting as “designated providers,” a category the initiative created to provide marijuana to patients who can’t grow their own. The law said providers can hand out marijuana to “only one patient at any one time,” but dispensaries say that allows them to take one patient after another, immediately.
The new law appears …