marijuana legalization

Washington Marijuana
6:54 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Legal Pot Prices May Be High To Start

Credit Carline Jean MCT / Landov

Marijuana users may pay some high prices to get high when Washington’s legal pot market launches the week of July 7. The initial price-per-gram could be nearly double what medical marijuana card-holders pay. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

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Oregon Marijuana
5:51 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Oregon Marijuana Campaigners Turn In Signatures

Chief petitioner Anthony Johnson prepares boxes of signatures to submit to the Oregon Secretary of State's office in Salem.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregon could soon follow Washington and Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana. Sponsors of an initiative to do that turned in boxes of signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State's office Thursday. If enough of the signatures are valid, the measure would come before voters this fall.

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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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Marijuana Lottery
5:01 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Washington Pot Store Lottery Announced; Grow Licenses Lagging

Credit Wikimedia

The timeline for when Washington’s first marijuana retail stores will open has slipped from June to early July, according to state Liquor Control Board staff.

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Marijuana Regulation
4:52 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Washington Governor Expresses ‘Surprise’ Medical Marijuana Regulation Failed

Governor Jay Inslee speaks with reporters at a news conference following the adjournment of the Washington Legislature.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he is surprised and disappointed medical marijuana regulation died in the state Legislature this year. 

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Legal Marijuana Licenses
6:08 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Celebratory Mood As Washington Issues First Pot License

Sean Green is the first business owner to receive a license to legally grow recreational pot.
Taylor Winkel Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 5:55 pm

Washington’s voter-approved effort to legalize recreational marijuana reached a major milestone.

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Legalized Marijuana
7:10 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Pot Legalization: What Can Washington Learn From End Of Prohibition?

This summer marijuana stores will open for business across Washington. The new legal pot market is modeled on a system the state adopted 80 years ago when prohibition ended. If there are other parallels between the legalization of alcohol then and marijuana today.

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Oregon Legislature
4:03 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Open 35-Day Session

File photo. The 2014 Regular Session kicked off in Salem on Monday.
Chris Phan Flickr

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 3:49 pm

Oregon lawmakers convened Monday for a whirlwind 35-day session. But the thorniest topics were largely absent from the opening day festivities.

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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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legalized Marijuana
6:19 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Yakama Tribes Take Pot Stand On Traditional Lands

Leaders of the Yakama Nation say they see little benefit to sales or farming of legalized marijuana on their traditional lands. And the tribes are making moves to prevent anyone from operating a pot business on an area that adds up to one-fifth of the state’s land mass.

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