marijuana production http://nwpr.org en Even University Mathematicians Have Role In Marijuana Legalization http://nwpr.org/post/even-university-mathematicians-have-role-marijuana-legalization <p>The path to marijuana legalization in Washington is keeping a lot of people busy - even university math professors. They played a key role in developing the lottery now underway to determine who gets a license to open a pot store.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:57:24 +0000 Austin Jenkins 44915 at http://nwpr.org Even University Mathematicians Have Role In Marijuana Legalization Oregon Begins To Accept Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-begins-accept-medical-marijuana-dispensary-applications <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/030314CL_medpot_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon launched its <a href="http://www.oregon.gov/oha/mmj/Pages/index.aspx">medical marijuana dispensary program</a> Monday. Nearly 300 dispensary owners signed up at this first opportunity for a state license.<p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:54:49 +0000 Chris Lehman 42260 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Begins To Accept Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications Pot Tax Revenue Estimates Likely Hazy http://nwpr.org/post/pot-tax-revenue-estimates-likely-hazy <p>Within the next year marijuana taxes will start arriving in Washington state coffers. But how much money can the state realistically expect to take in from legal, recreational pot sales? Washington’s revenue forecaster recently unveiled his first estimate, but the numbers may be a bit hazy.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:12:25 +0000 Austin Jenkins 41956 at http://nwpr.org Pot Tax Revenue Estimates Likely Hazy Pot Tax Revenue Estimates: Low Or High? http://nwpr.org/post/pot-tax-revenue-estimates-low-or-high <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022114AJ_PotTaxEstimate_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington is about to get a new stream of revenue into its coffers – from marijuana taxes.<p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:18:40 +0000 Austin Jenkins 41828 at http://nwpr.org Pot Tax Revenue Estimates: Low Or High? Pot License Investigators Will Be On Alert For 'Hidden Ownership' http://nwpr.org/post/pot-license-investigators-will-be-alert-hidden-ownership <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/111213AJ_Smith_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Pot entrepreneurs in Washington can apply for a business license beginning next Monday. The state now has a team of 14 license investigators ready to vet the applicants.<p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:02:19 +0000 Austin Jenkins 37208 at http://nwpr.org Pot License Investigators Will Be On Alert For 'Hidden Ownership' Labs Worry As Pot Testing Standards Lag http://nwpr.org/post/labs-worry-pot-testing-standards-lag <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before legal marijuana in Washington hits store shelves, it will have to be tested. Special pot labs will check for potency, molds, foreign matter and bacteria like E. Coli. It&rsquo;s a key part of the recreational marijuana market approved by Washington voters last fall. But setting the standards for how to lab test pot turns out to be pretty complicated. And now some lab managers worry they won&rsquo;t be ready in time.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:13:11 +0000 Austin Jenkins 35027 at http://nwpr.org Labs Worry As Pot Testing Standards Lag Marijuana Buffer Zone Will Not Be Measured 'As The Crow Flies' http://nwpr.org/post/marijuana-buffer-zone-will-not-be-measured-crow-flies <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/090413AJ_Jenkins-DEBRIEF_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s Liquor Control Board has come up with a new way to measure the 1,000 foot buffer zone required between marijuana businesses and places where kids congregate. The new method of measurement may allow pot stores in neighborhoods otherwise thought to be off limits.<p>Instead of "as the crow flies," they talk about the most common walking route you would take. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:28:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 33661 at http://nwpr.org Marijuana Buffer Zone Will Not Be Measured 'As The Crow Flies' Revised Pot Rules Allow 334 Retail Stores In Washington http://nwpr.org/post/revised-pot-rules-allow-334-retail-stores-washington <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/090413AJ_PotRules_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington could have as many as 334 marijuana retail stores statewide. That’s the cap proposed Wednesday by the state’s Liquor Control Board.<p>Rural Ferry County in northeast Washington would only be allowed one pot retailer. But populous King County could have 61 -- including 21 stores in the city of Seattle.<p>No so-called "potrepreneur" could operate more than three stores.<p>Liquor Board member Chris Marr says that rule is designed to keep monopolies at bay. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:37:58 +0000 Austin Jenkins 33656 at http://nwpr.org Revised Pot Rules Allow 334 Retail Stores In Washington Marijuana Dispensaries Measure Advances In Oregon Legislature http://nwpr.org/post/marijuana-dispensaries-measure-advances-oregon-legislature <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062413CL_dispensaries_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon medical marijuana patients could soon have an easier time getting hold of the drug. The Oregon House Monday narrowly passed a measure that would authorize a system of storefront dispensaries.<p>More than 53,000 people hold medical marijuana cards in Oregon. Under current state law, they either have to grow their own or find a buddy to grow it for them. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:25:42 +0000 Chris Lehman 29894 at http://nwpr.org Marijuana Dispensaries Measure Advances In Oregon Legislature Sticky Rules On Pot Brought Up At Hearing in Spokane http://nwpr.org/post/sticky-rules-pot-brought-hearing-spokane <p>Tuesday night in Spokane about 450 people showed up to a hearing about the state’s marijuana market. The state liquor control board held the forum as part of their research in implementing the sale of recreational marijuana. Paige Browning reports. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:30:35 +0000 Paige Browning 22754 at http://nwpr.org