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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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Marijuana
5:35 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Seed-To-Sale Tracking Alone Won't Stop Marijuana 'Leakage'

Katheirne Hitt Flickr

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 3:02 am

As Washington moves to legalize recreational pot, preventing “leakage” to other states like Oregon and Idaho is a top priority of the U.S. Justice Department

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Marijuana Business Licenses
6:01 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Celebration And Angst As Pot License Application Window Opens

The 30-day window for marijuana business licenses applications is open in Washington. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins spoke with a couple of the first applicants.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The 30-day window for marijuana business licenses applications is open in Washington. Would-be growers, processors and retailers applied on line and in-person Monday. So far the Department of Revenue reports nearly 300 completed on line applications. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins spoke with a couple of the first applicants.

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

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

Cannabis Training University Wikimedia

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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Washington Marijuana Rules
4:05 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Washington Marijuana Rules Pave Way For Stores Next Year

Katheirne Hitt Flickr

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 3:05 pm

Washington’s Liquor Control Board has formally adopted 43 pages of rules for legal, recreational marijuana.

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Oregon Marijuana Legalization
4:18 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

One Way Or Another, Oregonians Could Vote On Pot Legalization Next Year

Cannabis Training University Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 4:15 pm

First, it was Washington and Colorado. Now, Oregon is in the running to legalize marijuana.

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Legal Marijuana
5:36 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Washington Marijuana Regulators Change Rule To Appease Feds

Credit Le.Loup.Gris / Wikimedia Commons

Responding to federal concerns, the Washington State Liquor Control Board says it will change its rules on where marijuana retail stores can be located. The change aligns Washington state rules with federal law. Officials say that makes retail store owners less vulnerable to prosecution.

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Legal Marijuana
5:28 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

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

Marco Mazzei, Flickr.

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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Legal Marijuana
5:55 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Washington Liquor Board To Propose Caps On Pot Production, Stores

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We’re about to find out the number of marijuana retail store locations that will be allowed in each of Washington’s 39 counties.

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