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Pot Tax Revenues
5:11 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Washington Cities To Lobby For Cut Of Pot Tax Revenue

The money from Washington's retail marijuana stores fund state agencies and programs but now cities want their share of pot tax revenue.
Credit Brennan Linsley / Associated Press

The city of Vancouver, Wash., already has two retail marijuana stores with another on the way. At some point, it’s possible the city could have as many as six.

“That’s what our future looks like,” said Vancouver Councilman Jack Burkman. “We’re going to have a number of these.”

He said increasing the prevalence of pot in the city is certain to have a cost.

“We don’t know what all those impacts are but we believe there are going to be impacts on police. There’s going to be impacts on education,” he said.

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Marijuana Shortage
6:56 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Marijuana Scarce in Wash. Pot Industry

The retail marijuana industry in Washington is running low of pot.
Credit Brett Levin / flickr

Washington’s burgeoning retail marijuana industry is getting off to a slow start. 


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Marijuana Supply
4:48 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Pot Supply Problems Expected To Resolve Over Summer

The Liquor Board plans to issue the first batch of marijuana retail licenses on July 7.
Credit Mark / Flickr

Few stores, high prices, pot rationing. That could be the scene next week as Washington’s legal, recreational marijuana market opens for business.

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Oregon Marijuana
5:51 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Oregon Marijuana Campaigners Turn In Signatures

Chief petitioner Anthony Johnson prepares boxes of signatures to submit to the Oregon Secretary of State's office in Salem.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregon could soon follow Washington and Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana. Sponsors of an initiative to do that turned in boxes of signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State's office Thursday. If enough of the signatures are valid, the measure would come before voters this fall.

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Marijuana Regulation
5:08 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Wash. Officials: We're Focused on Keeping Pot Out Of Hands Of Minors

Governor Jay Inslee says state agencies are focused on keeping pot out of the hands of those under the age of 21.
Credit Brett Levin / Flickr

The open era of recreational marijuana is about to start in Washington state. And Governor Jay Inslee says state agencies are focused on keeping pot out of the hands of those under the age of 21.

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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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Pot Testing Standards
6:13 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Labs Worry As Pot Testing Standards Lag

Caitlin Reece of Analytical 360 lab in Seattle prepares to test ground-up Cannabis-infused Purple Haze Goldfish crackers for potency
Credit Austin Jenkins

Before legal marijuana in Washington hits store shelves, it will have to be tested. Special pot labs will check for potency, molds, foreign matter and bacteria like E. Coli. It’s a key part of the recreational marijuana market approved by Washington voters last fall. But setting the standards for how to lab test pot turns out to be pretty complicated. And now some lab managers worry they won’t be ready in time.

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