marijuana legalization

Marijuana and Welfare
8:32 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Washington Welfare Cards Used At Two Pot Stores In July

Washington EBT Card
Credit Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Washington welfare cards were used twice in July to withdraw cash at newly opened recreational marijuana stores. That’s according to the Department of Social and Health Services. The agency says it has warned the card-holders and the stores and will continue to monitor for misuse.

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Oregon Pot Sales
5:54 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Oregon State Already Preparing For Pot Sales

The ballot measure to make recreational pot legal in Oregon won't be voted on until November, but the state is already preparing for its passage.
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The ballot measure to make recreational pot legal in Oregon won't be voted on until November, but the state is already preparing for its passage.

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Pot Legalization Campaign
5:15 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Oregon Pot Legalization Push Kicks Off Ad Campaign

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon is kicking off a multi-million dollar advertising effort Monday.
Credit New Approach Oregon

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon is kicking off a multi-million dollar advertising effort Monday.

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Marijuana Tax Revenue
6:03 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Estimates Differ On How Much Tax Revenue Oregon's Marijuana Initiative Would Raise

Oregon’s legalized marijuana campaign says pot would generate about $39 million in tax revenue in its first year.
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Oregon’s legalized marijuana campaign says pot would generate about $39 million in tax revenue in its first year. Legislative revenue experts disagree. They say the money would be well below that at just over $9 million. The question is going before voters this fall.

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Marijuana Legalization
5:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Oregonians Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

Chief petitioner Anthony Johnson prepares to turn in signatures for verification in Salem last month.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregonians will decide in November whether to legalize recreational marijuana. An initiative to do just that qualified for the ballot Tuesday.

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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.
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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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