marijuana legalization

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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Marijuana
5:35 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Seed-To-Sale Tracking Alone Won't Stop Marijuana 'Leakage'

Katheirne Hitt Flickr

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 3:02 am

As Washington moves to legalize recreational pot, preventing “leakage” to other states like Oregon and Idaho is a top priority of the U.S. Justice Department

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Oregon Marijuana Legalization
4:50 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Marijuana Legalization

Oregon voters could choose whether to legalize marijuana next year.
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 4:23 pm

First, it was Washington and Colorado. Now, Oregon could be on the list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal.

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Marijuana Business Licenses
6:01 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Celebration And Angst As Pot License Application Window Opens

The 30-day window for marijuana business licenses applications is open in Washington. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins spoke with a couple of the first applicants.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The 30-day window for marijuana business licenses applications is open in Washington. Would-be growers, processors and retailers applied on line and in-person Monday. So far the Department of Revenue reports nearly 300 completed on line applications. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins spoke with a couple of the first applicants.

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Marijuana Business Licenses
4:02 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Pot License Investigators Will Be On Alert For 'Hidden Ownership'

Cannabis Training University Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 3:19 pm

Pot entrepreneurs in Washington can apply for a business license beginning next Monday. The state now has a team of 14 license investigators ready to vet the applicants.

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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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Oregon Marijuana Legalization
4:18 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

One Way Or Another, Oregonians Could Vote On Pot Legalization Next Year

Cannabis Training University Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 4:15 pm

First, it was Washington and Colorado. Now, Oregon is in the running to legalize marijuana.

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Legal Marijuana
5:36 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Washington Marijuana Regulators Change Rule To Appease Feds

Credit Le.Loup.Gris / Wikimedia Commons

Responding to federal concerns, the Washington State Liquor Control Board says it will change its rules on where marijuana retail stores can be located. The change aligns Washington state rules with federal law. Officials say that makes retail store owners less vulnerable to prosecution.

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Pot Banking
7:23 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Feds Working To Address Pot Banking Snag

A federal law enforcement official says the government is working to address a ban on banks taking on marijuana businesses as clients. As it stands, when pot stores come to Washington they won’t be able to deposit their money in a bank or accept credit cards. That’s because the pot business, still illegal under federal law, is off limits to federally regulated banks. King County Sheriff John Urquhart told a U-S Senate committee Tuesday that businesses that deal only in cash present problems for police.

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Pot Legalization in Washington
6:07 am
Tue September 10, 2013

U.S. Senate To Hold Hearing On State Pot Legalization

Syria’s not the only issue on the agenda in Congress this week. So is marijuana. The Senate Judiciary committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the conflict between federal law and pot legalization in Washington and Colorado.

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