legalization of marijuana

Marijuana Regulation
5:11 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Does Legalized Marijuana Put Washington Drivers At Risk Out Of State?

Some drivers from Washington and Colorado say they're being targeted by police because their license plate shows they live in states that have legal marijuana.
Credit Madeleine Holland / Flickr

Some drivers from Washington and Colorado say they're being targeted by police when they cross into Idaho. They claim it’s because their license plate shows they live in states that have legal marijuana. But that’s a hard thing to prove. 

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Legalizing Marijuana
5:36 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Lawmakers Return To Salem With Lots Of Issues And Little Time

File photo of the Oregon State Capitol Building
Matt Howry Flickr

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 2:51 pm

Pot, guns and liquor. Those are a few of the issues facing Oregon lawmakers as they return to the state capitol Monday for a five-week legislative session.

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Pot Pricing
7:19 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Taxes On Pot Could Limit Sales

When legal recreational marijuana sales begin later this year in Washington, it’s likely the majority of sales of pot will still be through the black market.

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Pot Testing Standards
6:13 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Labs Worry As Pot Testing Standards Lag

Caitlin Reece of Analytical 360 lab in Seattle prepares to test ground-up Cannabis-infused Purple Haze Goldfish crackers for potency
Credit Austin Jenkins

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’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’t be ready in time.

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Marijuana laws
8:12 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Experts Press For Pot Candy Ban

Credit courtesy of the DEA

As Washington state moves toward licensing marijuana retail stores, a major concern for public health experts is preventing kids from eating marijuana. They are asking the state to ban marijuana-infused candy and other sweets, and require packaging and flavors that are less appealing to kids. KUOW’s Amy Radil reports.

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Drug Dogs
4:17 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Drug Dog Retraining Due To Marijuana Legalization

With the passage of legalized marijuana, police departments around Washington are re-training their canine units to be desensitized to the smell of pot.

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Marijuana Legalization Measures
6:20 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Washington Approves And Oregon Rejects Marijuana Legalization Measures

Supporters of Oregon's Measure 80 gathered on election night at the World Famous Cannabis Café in Portland.
Credit Photo Credit: Chris Lehman

Northwest voters are of two minds when it comes to legalizing marijuana. Oregon voters rejected an attempt to allow people to smoke and grow pot. But Washington voters approved a more limited legalization initiative.

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