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Oregon Marijuana
6:43 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Oregon Warns Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Close

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Oregon is warning some unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries to close their doors. This summer, the state has sent letters to nine storefront pot dealers ordering them to shut down.

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First Cut
6:52 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Where Does A Straitlaced Farmer Get Pot Growing Expertise?

Research farmer Alan Schreiber and research assistant Tom Balotte, of Ag Development Group, talk about an ongoing research project in the fields of the 105-acre farm north of Pasco, July 2, 2014. The two have applied for a marijuana growing license so they can become the go-to guys for pest and blight management for pot growers in the state.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

In Eastern Washington, a pair of very different guys teamed up to embark on an experiment to grow Washington’s latest agricultural crop -- legal marijuana.

One of them, Alan Schreiber, is a straitlaced farmer. The other, Tom Balotte, is not a farmer. He's a video-gaming techie. He also doesn’t smoke weed.

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Marijuana
7:28 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Growing The Best Pot Can Be Tricky

Around 20 percent of the United States' potatoes come from the Columbia Basin.
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Legal marijuana...figuring out how to maximize yields on this new commodity will be tricky and not every licensed farmer will survive the competition and the tight margins. Correspondent Anna King on a statewide road trip to meet some of these growers. She explains that to understand who’s going to succeed, it helps to visit a more traditional farm first.

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Marijuana Regulations
5:57 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Even University Mathematicians Have Role In Marijuana Legalization

The lottery to determine who gets a license to open a pot store is now underway.
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The path to marijuana legalization in Washington is keeping a lot of people busy - even university math professors. They played a key role in developing the lottery now underway to determine who gets a license to open a pot store.

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Medical Marijuana
5:54 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Oregon Begins To Accept Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications

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Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 5:35 pm

Oregon launched its medical marijuana dispensary program Monday. Nearly 300 dispensary owners signed up at this first opportunity for a state license.

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Marijuana Revenues
5:12 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pot Tax Revenue Estimates Likely Hazy

Washington is predicted to take in $157 million in the next two year budget cycle.
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Within the next year marijuana taxes will start arriving in Washington state coffers. But how much money can the state realistically expect to take in from legal, recreational pot sales? Washington’s revenue forecaster recently unveiled his first estimate, but the numbers may be a bit hazy.

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Marijuana Revenue
3:18 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pot Tax Revenue Estimates: Low Or High?

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Originally published on Fri February 21, 2014 5:27 pm

Washington is about to get a new stream of revenue into its coffers – from marijuana taxes.

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

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

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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
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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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Legal Marijuana
5:28 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Marijuana Buffer Zone Will Not Be Measured 'As The Crow Flies'

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Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 7:21 am

Washington’s Liquor Control Board has come up with a new way to measure the 1,000 foot buffer zone required between marijuana businesses and places where kids congregate. The new method of measurement may allow pot stores in neighborhoods otherwise thought to be off limits.

Instead of "as the crow flies," they talk about the most common walking route you would take. So, for instance a thousand foot buffer from a school, leave the school campus and walk to where the store would be using the most common walking route. If that’s a 1,000 feet or more, you’re okay.

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