Initiative 502 http://nwpr.org en Washington Lawmakers Consider New Pot Regulations http://nwpr.org/post/washington-lawmakers-consider-new-pot-regulations <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031213AKoly_OlympiaUpdate_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state regulators could consider the criminal backgrounds of people looking to legally sell marijuana. That’s one provision of a bill rolled out Tuesday in Olympia to regulate pot sales.<p>The bill would make a number of changes to Initiative 502, the marijuana law approved by Washington voters last November. It would make siting a pot store easier by decreasing the distance the businesses have to be from schools, parks and other public areas. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:42:36 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 24189 at http://nwpr.org Washington Lawmakers Consider New Pot Regulations On Eve Of Legalization, Concerns About Pot Law Remain http://nwpr.org/post/eve-legalization-concerns-about-pot-law-remain <p>At the stroke of midnight, adult marijuana users will no longer be lawbreakers in Washington. But lots of legal questions remain about how marijuana commerce will work, where it’s legal to use and how the federal government will respond. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:15:47 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 19406 at http://nwpr.org Hot-Button Initiatives, After the Vote http://nwpr.org/post/hot-button-initiatives-after-vote <p></p><p>Marijuana legalization. Same-sex marriage. These are hot-button issues on the ballot for Washington voters. Even after the measures are decided, the debate will likely continue. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 02:07:50 +0000 Liz Jones 17878 at http://nwpr.org In Fundraising, Oregon's Pro-Pot Campaign Lags Washington's http://nwpr.org/post/fundraising-oregons-pro-pot-campaign-lags-washingtons <p>This November, voters in Oregon and Washington will decide whether to legalize marijuana. The Washington effort is backed by some deep-pocketed national donors. But Oregon's campaign is struggling to raise even a bare minimum of cash. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:09:21 +0000 Chris Lehman 15721 at http://nwpr.org In Fundraising, Oregon's Pro-Pot Campaign Lags Washington's Oregon Politicians Mostly Mum On Marijuana Legalization Measure http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-politicians-mostly-mum-marijuana-legalization-measure <p>Oregon and Washington are contemplating a dramatic shift in drug policy this November. But the initiatives to legalize marijuana are getting little attention from state lawmakers on the campaign trail. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:59:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 15336 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Politicians Mostly Mum On Marijuana Legalization Measure