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Idaho Marijuana Laws
7:29 am
Fri June 20, 2014

How One Young Girl Could Change Idaho’s Strict Marijuana Laws

Clare, Alexis and Micheal Carey.
Credit Adam Cotterell / Northwest News Network

Unlike Washington and Oregon, Idaho doesn’t have any form of legal marijuana. In fact in 2013 Idaho lawmakers passed a resolution saying they would never support legalizing marijuana for any reason. But one year later, during the 2014 legislative session many of those same lawmakers held closed door discussions about creating an exception to the state’s strict anti-pot laws. As Adam Cotterell reports it was because of a Boise girl and her mom.

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Pot Concerts
4:53 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Bach on Pot? The Seattle Symphony Says No

The Seattle Symphony says it has no plans to follow the lead of the Colorado Symphony and hold marijuana-friendly concerts.
Credit Rick Gordon / Flickr

The only ones inhaling at Seattle Symphony concerts will be the wind instrument players. The Symphony says it has no plans to follow the lead of the Colorado Symphony and hold marijuana-friendly concerts.

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Marijuana Regulations
5:46 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Oregon Marijuana Dispensary Moratoriums Now Exceed 150

A medical cannabis shop in Denver, Colorado.
Credit O'Dea / Wikimedia

Local governments in Oregon had until Thursday to enact a one-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. More than 150 cities and counties in Oregon have already taken advantage of the ability to ban them. One city has sued the state because they want to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their jurisdiction permanently.

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Music + Culture
12:34 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Coming Soon To Colorado: Wolfgang And Weed

The Colorado Symphony's Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver last summer. If you squint, you can see a cloud of something that's probably not pot smoke.
Matt Korona Courtesy of the Colorado Symphony

Colorado Symphony patrons — if they aren't already — are about to have the option of being Rocky Mountain high.

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Marijuana Regulation
5:52 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Washington Pot Growers May Not Get Federal Irrigation Water

The U.S. government is deciding whether it will give marijuana growers access to federal water.
Credit Brett Levin / Flickr

Farmers in eastern Washington who want to get into the marijuana business may face an immediate hurdle. Right now the U.S. government is deciding whether it will give growers access to federal water. The agricultural heart of the state depends on these irrigation systems.

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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.
Credit Mark / Flickr

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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Marijuana Regulation
6:14 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Youth Access To Marijuana Remains A Concern Under Legalization

Concerns remain about kids getting their hands on legal pot.
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The lottery to determine who will get a license to open a marijuana retail store in Washington gets underway this week. But the results probably won’t be known until early next month. Meanwhile, as Washington and Colorado go where no state or nation has gone before, concerns remain about kids getting their hands on pot.

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Marijuana Consultants
6:03 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Marijuana Consultants Offer Advice To Potential Pot Dealers

The Northwest’s budding marijuana industry means opportunity for pot consultants.
Credit United States Fish and Wildlife Service / Wikimedia Commons

The Northwest’s budding marijuana industry means opportunity for pot consultants. Several are offering workshops in the coming months on how to comply with new laws in Oregon and Washington.

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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.
Credit Madeleine Holland / Flickr

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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NWPR Books
12:47 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Son Of A Secret Smuggler Digs Up The Truth About His Dad

Marijuana plants grow at a farm near Medellin. Tony Dokoupil's father made hundreds of thousands of dollars smuggling marijuana into the U.S. from Colombia.
Raul Arboleda AFP/Getty Images

If you smoked Colombian weed in the '70s and '80s, Tony Dokoupil would like to thank you: He says you paid for his swim lessons and kept him in the best private school in south Florida — at least for a little while.

Dokoupil's father started selling marijuana during the Nixon era, and expanded his operation until he became a partner in what his son describes as the biggest East Coast dope ring of the Reagan years, smuggling marijuana into the U.S.

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