medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana Regulation
7:18 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Dispensary Owner And Iraq Veteran Patient Both Wary Of Medical Marijuana Regulation

Patrick Seifter owns Rainier Xpress marijuana dispensary in Olympia. He supports regulation, but is concerned that proposals under consideration in the legislature could put him out of business.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Thursday is Medical Cannabis Lobby Day at the Washington Capitol. State lawmakers say this is the year they will rein in the state’s “Wild West” medical pot industry.  But at least one dispensary owner fears he’ll go out of business as a result. And one of his customers – an Iraq War veteran - worries that regulation will price him out of his medication.

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Medical Marijuana
4:00 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

King County Prosecutor Puts Medical Marijuana Businesses 'On Notice'

Washington lawmakers say they are confident a bipartisan agreement will emerge to regulate the state's medical marijuana industry.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 3:23 pm

At a Tuesday news conference, King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg said Washington’s unregulated medical marijuana industry is “unworkable” and “needs to be fixed.

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Medical Marijuana
4:33 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Idaho Could Legalize One Form Of Medical Marijuana

Clare, Alexis and Micheal Carey are urging the legislature to legalize a cannabis extract for their daughter.
Adam Cotterell Boise State Public Radio

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 4:31 pm

Legalizing marijuana in Idaho has been a complete no-go, even as its neighbors have started licensing pot dispensaries and retail shops.

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4:09 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Marijuana On The Agenda As Washington Legislature Convenes

Marijuana will be a big focus in the next Washington legislative session.

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 2:51 pm

Marijuana will be among the top agenda items when the Washington legislature convenes Monday.

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Oregon Medical Marijuana
6:16 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Now That Pot’s Legal, Should Oregon End Medical Marijuana?

Credit John Rosman / OPB

This week, Oregon voters chose to legalize marijuana and to direct the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to draw up rules to tax pot and to keep it out of the hands of people under 21. Now regulators in Oregon have to figure out how to take the pot economy that’s been operating under their noses and turn it into a regulated market.

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Oregon Marijuana
6:43 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Oregon Warns Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Close

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Oregon is warning some unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries to close their doors. This summer, the state has sent letters to nine storefront pot dealers ordering them to shut down.

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Medical Marijuana
3:56 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Gold Hill Councilors Survive Recall Attempt

Breeze Botanicals owner Brie Malarkey stands in front of the medical marijuana dispensary at the heart of a recall election in Gold Hill, Oregon.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

The attempt to remove most of the city council in the southern Oregon city of Gold Hill fell short.

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Pot Shortage
7:36 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Chronic Crush: Legal Washington Pot Stores To Open Soon, But Production Lags

Eric Cooper and Katey Cooper stand amid their flowering marijuana. Their business, named Monkey Grass, in Wenatchee, Wash., is one of the largest marijuana grows licensed by Washington state so far. In Washington 79 producers are licensed to grow 566,000 square feet of pot plants. Only a few producers will be ready with product when the state plans to license about 20 stores in on July7th.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

State-licensed growers in Washington already have grown vast seas of marijuana plants under blinding lights. But much of that pot won’t be ready in time for stores’ grand openings in early July. Supply doesn't quite meet demand as correspondent Anna King reports.

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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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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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