Morning update: Session Day 36

Staff reportsFebruary 17, 2014 

Legislative Building in Olympia. taken June10,2013

STEVE BLOOM — The Olympian.

It's Presidents' Day but the Legislature isn't taking the holiday off. Floor action in the House and Senate will be in full swing as lawmakers try to advance bills before a Tuesday deadline.

Measures that haven't been approved by one chamber, either the House or the Senate, by 5 p.m. Tuesday are dead for the year, unless they are related to the budget.

One that may come up for a House vote is Democratic Rep. Eileen Cody's proposal for regulating medical marijuana. It would eliminate medical dispensaries as we know them now and instead create an endorsement that the new recreational pot shops could get to sell to patients with proposed cards making them eligible for larger amounts of the drug.


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