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Marijuana Regulation
4:52 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Washington Governor Expresses ‘Surprise’ Medical Marijuana Regulation Failed

Governor Jay Inslee speaks with reporters at a news conference following the adjournment of the Washington Legislature.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he is surprised and disappointed medical marijuana regulation died in the state Legislature this year. 

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Legal Marijuana Licenses
6:08 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Celebratory Mood As Washington Issues First Pot License

Sean Green is the first business owner to receive a license to legally grow recreational pot.
Taylor Winkel Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 5:55 pm

Washington’s voter-approved effort to legalize recreational marijuana reached a major milestone.

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Oregon Dispensaries
4:23 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers May Allow Temporary Marijuana Dispensary Bans

Wikimedia

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 4:00 pm

Oregon lawmakers are hashing out a compromise on whether to allow cities and counties to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Marijuana Revenue
3:18 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pot Tax Revenue Estimates: Low Or High?

Cannabis Training University Wikimedia

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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Legal Marijuana
4:14 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Washington Liquor Board Rolls Back How Much Pot Producers Can Grow

File photo
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 4:49 pm

Applicants to grow recreational pot in Washington could have their state licenses in hand two weeks from now.

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Marijuana Businesses
4:57 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

State Regulator: Pot Banking Guidance Should Solve 'Bags Of Money' Issue

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 2:32 pm

Marijuana businesses in Washington may soon be able to open a bank account. 

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Oregon and Marijuana
5:18 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Bans Or Legalization? Discussing Pot In Oregon's Capitol

File photo of a cannabis plant.
Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 4:58 pm

Oregon lawmakers are considering two very different approaches to regulating marijuana this month.

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Marijuana Sales
5:04 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

AG Opinion: Cities and Counties Can Ban Marijuana Sales

Credit National Institute on Drug Abuse

Cities and counties in Washington state have the right to block the sale, processing and grow operations of marijuana within their jurisdictions. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson released his long awaited opinion on the issue at a press conference Thursday.

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Marijuana Regulations
4:02 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Medical Marijuana Patients Denounce Proposed Plant Limits, Patient Registry

File photo of a of a cannabis plant.
Cannabis Training University Wikimedia

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 3:54 pm

One of the hottest topics before the Washington legislature this year is how to regulate the medical marijuana marketplace.

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Northwest Pot Consumption
6:12 am
Wed December 18, 2013

RAND Study: Pot Use In Washington Double Original Projections

RAND’s estimate this year – before any pot stores open – is Washingtonians will consume about 175 metric tons of marijuana.
Credit Austin Jenkins

The amount of marijuana smoked, eaten and otherwise consumed in Washington each year is double the original projections. That’s according to a long-awaited study out Wednesday from the RAND Corporation. The findings come as Washington prepares to license hundreds of new marijuana businesses.

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