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In the years before Washington and Oregon legalized recreational pot for adults, thousands of people were convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Marijuana will be among the top agenda items when the Washington legislature convenes Monday.

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Oregon is gearing up for a year-long process of crafting regulations for recreational marijuana.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission Tuesday hired Tom Burns to lead the agency's implementation of Measure 91, which allows adults in Oregon to grow, possess, and sell marijuana under state regulation.

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The city of Seattle is developing new rules to license medical marijuana dispensaries and stem their growth.

The city also wants to crack down on illegal marijuana-delivery businesses.

David Mendoza is a policy advisor for Seattle. He’s developing the city’s new medical marijuana rules.
He told the city council today that the Seattle Police Department is looking at seizing marijuana from these businesses, without filing criminal charges.

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Leaders of a marijuana advocacy group launched in Idaho two weeks ago say they have already attracted more than 200 volunteers. New Approach Idaho wants to put a ballot measure before Idaho voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana. The group was formed, in part, by members of similar groups who have failed in their legalization efforts. New Approach Idaho co-founder Bill Esbensen says others have struggled with organization.

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  The big bucks keep pouring into Oregon ballot measure campaigns. The campaign to pass a recreational marijuana law similar to Washington’s got a big financial boost over the weekend. Even the less flashy top-two primary measure is rolling in out-of-state money.

Marijuana Scarce in Wash. Pot Industry

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Washington’s burgeoning retail marijuana industry is getting off to a slow start. 


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The attempt to remove most of the city council in the southern Oregon city of Gold Hill fell short.

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Legal marijuana grows are just getting started in Washington. But it’s the illegal ones that local, state and federal agents are searching out this month. It’s the annual summer marijuana eradication program. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports plant seizures have declined significantly in recent years.

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Washington state’s new pot grow operations have state-required alarm systems, dozens of cameras and tall fences. But some growers said they aren’t worried about theft and violence.

Should they be?

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