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New WA laws going into effect next month

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WASHINGTON - You'll want to brush up on your state laws - because come next month, a wave of new ones are going into effect in Washington.

Starting July 1, Washington will roll out new legislation covering everything from driver's licenses to marijuana.

Three of the most notable changes are happening in just a few weeks, starting July 1.

First up is major changes to both our driver licenses and ID cards. Starting on the first, all newly issued and renewed licenses and IDs will have the words "Federal Limits Apply" written on them, in accordance with the nationwide Real ID law. That means that while you can continue to use your regular license and ID to board airplanes until October 1, 2020, you won't be able to use it for any federal identification purposes... like entering a facility that requires federal ID or crossing an international border.

Next up, Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that outlaws bump stocks throughout our state in light of the Las Vegas shooting last October. These devices essentially turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic weapon. The portion of the bill prohibiting the making and sale of these pieces begins July 1.

Lastly, the use of cannabinoids or CBD additives in marijuana products is getting a regulation overhaul. Licensed marijuana producers and processors will be allowed to use CBD products from sources outside of those approved by the state, as long as those products are lab-tested and meet specified requirements... essentially creating a definition of what a CBD product is.

Again, all these new laws go into effect July 1.

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