Initiative 502

Pot Tax Revenues
5:11 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Washington Cities To Lobby For Cut Of Pot Tax Revenue

The money from Washington's retail marijuana stores fund state agencies and programs but now cities want their share of pot tax revenue.
Credit Brennan Linsley / Associated Press

The city of Vancouver, Wash., already has two retail marijuana stores with another on the way. At some point, it’s possible the city could have as many as six.

“That’s what our future looks like,” said Vancouver Councilman Jack Burkman. “We’re going to have a number of these.”

He said increasing the prevalence of pot in the city is certain to have a cost.

“We don’t know what all those impacts are but we believe there are going to be impacts on police. There’s going to be impacts on education,” he said.

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Marijuana Businesses
6:04 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Washington AG Seeks to Defend Marijuana Law in Court

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is seeking to get involved in three lawsuits against cities that ban marijuana businesses.
Credit Wikimedia

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is seeking to get involved in three lawsuits against cities that ban marijuana businesses.

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Pot Regulation
4:42 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Washington Lawmakers Consider New Pot Regulations

Alexandra Kocik Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 4:35 pm

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.

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Marijuana Legalization
6:15 am
Thu December 6, 2012

On Eve Of Legalization, Concerns About Pot Law Remain

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.

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Wash. Ballot Measures
6:07 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Hot-Button Initiatives, After the Vote

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.

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Pro-Pot Campaigns
5:09 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

In Fundraising, Oregon's Pro-Pot Campaign Lags Washington's

Washington's effort to legalize marijuana is backed by some deep-pocketed national donors. But Oregon's campaign is struggling to raise even a bare minimum of cash.
New Approach Washington

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.

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Marijuana Legalization Initiatives
4:59 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Oregon Politicians Mostly Mum On Marijuana Legalization Measure

A marijuana plant growing in North Cascades National Park Complex.
David Snyder National Park Service

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.

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