A medical-marijuana grower and activist has filed a lawsuit to stop a new state law from taking effect.
The Legislature this year approved a major expansion of the voter-passed 1998 law on medical marijuana. But Gov. Chris Gregoire carved it up over concerns that it put state workers at risk of prosecution. The pieces of the law that survived will take effect July 22.
SB 5073 includes a rebranding: references to “marijuana” are changed to “cannabis.”
Steve Sarich, of North Bend, says the law leaves it unclear what happens now to patients with marijuana authorizations from a medical provider. …