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Legal Marijuana
5:55 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Washington Liquor Board To Propose Caps On Pot Production, Stores

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We’re about to find out the number of marijuana retail store locations that will be allowed in each of Washington’s 39 counties.

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Legal Marijuana
4:37 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Feds Won't Sue To Block Washington Pot Legalization

Austin Jenkins. Washington Governor Jay Inslee with Attorney General Bob Ferguson react to the Obama administration's decision not to sue to block marijuana legalization

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 3:30 pm

The Obama administration will not sue to block Washington and Colorado from legalizing recreational marijuana.

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Legal Marijuana
4:54 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

City Moratoriums Could Thwart Legal Marijuana

Katheirne Hitt, Flickr.

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 4:16 pm

Legal pot? Not so fast. That’s the message from a growing number of Washington cities.

Several municipalities are considering whether to pass a moratorium on pot-related businesses. Others – like Bellingham and Olympia – have already enacted temporary bans.

Richland, Pasco and Kennewick are just the latest Washington cities to consider moratoriums. But it’s not just more conservative eastern Washington communities. Liberal Bellingham and Olympia have said ‘time out’ when it comes to legal, recreational pot.

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Washington Marijuana Market
5:49 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Washington Pot Czar Forecasts Victory Over Black Market

Credit National Institute on Drug Abuse

Washington’s so-called “pot czar” says he thinks the state’s new legal marijuana industry could wipe out most of the black market. But he says officials haven’t laid the groundwork for the knockout blow. 

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Outdoor Marijuana Grows
5:35 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Washington Liquor Control Staff: Allow Outdoor Marijuana Grows

Medical marijuana patients rallied at the Washington capitol in opposition to giving the Liquor Control Board jurisdiction over medical cannabis.
Credit NWNews

Licensed outdoor marijuana grows may be allowed in Washington after all. Staff at the state’s Liquor Control Board said Wednesday they’ve been persuaded by potential growers to consider alternatives to energy-intensive indoor pot production. Meanwhile, medical marijuana patients rallied at the state capitol in opposition possible new restrictions on them.

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Legal Marijuana
5:07 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Washington Governor Says Pot Legalization Must Inspire “Confidence”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the state must prove to the Obama administration that it can create a well-regulated marijuana market.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the eyes of the nation will be on the state as it creates a legal marijuana market over the next year. The new governor said Thursday that along with legalization comes the expectation that illegal pot production and sales will mostly end.

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Marijuana In Washington
6:34 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Marijuana Becomes Legal This Week, As Long As It ‘Falls From The Sky’

Credit Photo Credit: Amy Radil

This Thursday it becomes legal under Washington state law to possess marijuana. But there’s no way to legally buy it, except for medical use. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. A federal challenge could stall attempts to sell marijuana in state-licensed stores.

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