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Marijuana Legalization
6:13 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Seattle City Attorney Recommends Celebrating New Marijuana Law 'At Home'

On Thursday, Dec. 6, it becomes legal in Washington state to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. But until the state sets up a licensing system, there’s no place to legally buy or sell marijuana, except for medical use. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

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Wash. Marijuana Law
5:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Washington State Patrol Doesn't Expect Big Changes From New Pot Law

The new law allowing marijuana possession contains a new limit on marijuana components in a driver’s bloodstream.
Credit Chmee2 / Wikimedia Commons

Officials with the Washington State Patrol say they don’t expect the initiative legalizing marijuana to alter their work very much. While the law contains a new limit on marijuana in a driver’s bloodstream, state troopers will continue to look at a driver’s behavior to see who is impaired.

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Marijuana Legalization Measures
6:20 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Washington Approves And Oregon Rejects Marijuana Legalization Measures

Supporters of Oregon's Measure 80 gathered on election night at the World Famous Cannabis Café in Portland.
Credit Photo Credit: Chris Lehman

Northwest voters are of two minds when it comes to legalizing marijuana. Oregon voters rejected an attempt to allow people to smoke and grow pot. But Washington voters approved a more limited legalization initiative.

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Marijuana Legalized WA
8:15 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Marijuana Proponents Declare Victory

Photo of marijuana plant.
Credit Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Alison Holcomb, lead sponsor of I-502 stated her thoughts on the initiative to legalize marijuana passing.

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Marijuana Measures
5:08 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Pot Measures Would Widen Legal Chasm Between Northwest States

Voters in both Oregon and Washington are considering measures this November that would legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Credit DEA

Voters in both Oregon and Washington are considering measures this November that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. If they pass, the laws would further widen the legal gap with neighboring Idaho, where police worry about spillover.

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Legalizing Marijuana
4:47 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Feds Silent So Far On Marijuana Ballot Measures

Marijuana activists rally in support of Measure 80 in front of the Oregon state capitol Monday.
Virginia Alvino

Two years ago, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder opposed a California initiative to legalize marijuana. But this year, the Justice Department has been silent on similar measures before voters in Oregon, Washington and Colorado. Monday, a group of former federal drug officials urged the Obama administration to weigh in.

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Synthetic Marijuana Dangers
4:23 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Kidney Failures Linked To Synthetic Marijuana

K2, a popular brand of “Spice” mixture.
National Institutes of Health

Public health officials in the Northwest are raising concerns about a relatively new type of synthetic marijuana that’s been linked to a series of kidney failure cases in the region.

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Pro-Pot Campaigns
5:09 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

In Fundraising, Oregon's Pro-Pot Campaign Lags Washington's

Washington's effort to legalize marijuana is backed by some deep-pocketed national donors. But Oregon's campaign is struggling to raise even a bare minimum of cash.
New Approach Washington

This November, voters in Oregon and Washington will decide whether to legalize marijuana. The Washington effort is backed by some deep-pocketed national donors. But Oregon's campaign is struggling to raise even a bare minimum of cash.

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Marijuana Bust
7:32 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Officers Bust Big Marijuana Operation In Blaine County Idaho

Law enforcement officers seized more than eleven thousand marijuana plants in Blaine County Idaho Thursday. The illegal grow operation was on public land in the Sawtooth National Forest near Galena Summit. Several agencies were involved.

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Marijuana Potency
6:17 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

On The Eve Of Legalization Votes, Marijuana Potency On The Rise

The marijuana available today is likely much stronger than it as in the past
Rad Racer en.wikipedia

This week, we’re taking a look at some of the claims made about marijuana. Voters in Oregon and Washington will decide this November whether to legalize pot. Ballot measures in both states would allow the drug to be sold in state-licensed stores. The Oregon initiative would allow people to grow their own. One of the claims made by opponents of the legalization measures is that the marijuana of today is much more potent than the pot smoked decades ago. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman looked into whether that’s true.

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