marijuana legalization

Marijuana Rules
3:59 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Washington Issues Proposed Marijuana Rules

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 3:34 pm

Washington’s Liquor Control Board has issued 46-pages of proposed rules for the new, legal recreational marijuana market. They cover everything from product labeling requirements to whether someone who’s been in trouble with the law can get a license to grow, process or sell marijuana.

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Marijuana Rulebook
5:17 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Marijuana Quality Control Bible Nearing Completion

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 5:00 pm

Entrepreneurs who hope to cash in on legal marijuana will have some heavy reading to do Thursday. That’s when Washington’s Liquor Control Board is expected to release nearly 50 pages of proposed rules for growers, processors and retailers.

But it turns out that there’s another pot rulebook that’s also in development. It’s called the Cannabis Monograph. Think of it as an illustrated bible for pot quality control.

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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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Legalized Marijuana
5:47 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Creating Marijuana Rules Takes Time

Licenses to grow and process marijuana will be available December 1.
Credit United States Fish and Wildlife Service

It may take longer than anticipated for the Washington state Liquor Control Board to issue licenses to people who want to grow and process marijuana legally.

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Marijuana Regulation
5:55 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

For Regulators, Marijuana Legalization All About 'Getting Into The Weeds'

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 5:50 pm

SEATTLE – When Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana last fall, they handed the state’s Liquor Control Board a regulatory nightmare. There’s no manual for how to create a safe and legal market for pot – something that’s never been done before.

State Representative Roger Goodman – speaking after a recent meeting on marijuana legalization – says the giggle factor is gone.

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Marijuana Use
6:05 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Washington Bars Allowing Marijuana Use Could Face Penalties

Pot possession is now legal in Washington. But state regulators are drawing the line at marijuana use in bars.

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Gauging Pot Usage
3:57 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Does Size Matter When Gauging Marijuana Usage Rates?

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 4:11 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Predicting marijuana usage rates in Washington might come down to a test Cheech and Chong would appreciate: the size of the joint. So says one of the state’s new pot legalization consultants.

There’s a classic Cheech and Chong scene where they smoke a massive joint while driving down the road. Cheech says “Looks like a quarter pounder, man.”

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Washington's Marijuana Consultant
5:26 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Report: Firm Led By Renowned Drug Expert Selected As Washington Pot Consultant

Mark Kleiman, the head of Botec Analysis Corporation.
Credit National Institute of Justice / Wikimedia Commons

The apparent winner of a competition to become Washington’s marijuana consultant is a firm led by a renowned expert on drugs and drug policy. That’s according to an email sent Monday to the more than 100 bidders for the job. The official announcement is expected from Washington’s Liquor Control Board Tuesday morning.

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Marijuana Laws
3:58 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Holder: 'Good Communication' About Marijuana, But No Policy Yet

US Senate

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 3:34 pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says he's had what he calls "good communication" with the governors of Washington and Colorado about their states' new marijuana legalization laws. But in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, Holder declined to say how his agency will resolve the conflict with federal law.

"We are in the administration at this point considering what the federal government's response to those new statutes will be. I expect that we will have an ability to announce what our policy will be relatively soon."

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Legal Marijuana
5:38 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Pressure Mounts On Feds To Intervene In Washington, Colorado Pot Laws

Petr Brož Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 5:36 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill Wednesday. He will likely get questions about Washington and Colorado’s new marijuana laws. Pressure is mounting on the Obama administration to block the pot legalization measures.

The new push for federal invention comes from a United Nations-based drug agency and nine former DEA chiefs. They say Washington and Colorado's new recreational pot laws violate international treaties.

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