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Washington Could Open Up Pot Industry To Outside Money

May 17, 2016
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Wednesday, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is scheduled to vote on opening the marijuana industry to out-of-state money. The idea to help increase cash flow to entrepreneurs with limited access to capital. 

A University of Washington study concluded about 30 football fields worth of marijuana are needed to serve the medical marijuana market in Washington. That translates to about two million square feet of canopy.

Currently, more than 12 million square feet are approved for production.

Is the tax on legal marijuana in Washington too high?

According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, fatal crashes involving drivers under the influence of marijuana have risen sharply since Washington voters legalized recreational pot in 2012.

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Washington is the only state that’s legalized recreational pot, yet doesn’t let you grow your own. In Oregon you can grow up to four plants, other states allow up to six. A bill that could go before the state senate next session may change that.

A South Puget Sound tribe is planning a grand opening at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday for what it believes is the nation's first marijuana store on a reservation.

It takes a lot of electricity to grow marijuana indoors. Lights and ventilating fans are some of the biggest culprits.

The Washington State Patrol has a warning for drivers: it’s now illegal to have an open container of marijuana in the passenger compartments of vehicles.

The license application window opens Monday for medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state that want to continue to operate.

A lot of people want to review marijuana for Oregon's largest newspaper. The Oregonian is looking for a freelance pot critic as recreational marijuana sales are set to begin next month.

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