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

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

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

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

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

AG Opinion: Cities and Counties Can Ban Marijuana Sales

Jan 16, 2014
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.

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

RAND Study: Pot Use In Washington Double Original Projections

Dec 18, 2013
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.

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

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.