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Washington Marijuana

Matt Ferner

Washington Rakes In Millions From Pot Taxes In First Year Of Sales | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales. The Washington State Liquor ...

Matt Ferner

Pioneer Pot States Did The Right Thing, Polls Show | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Support for legalized marijuana seems to be growing in Colorado and Washington state, which became the first U.S. states to regulate the weed for recr...

Matt Ferner

Federal Trial Begins Against Family That Grew Medical Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

A high-profile federal trial began Wednesday for three family members and a close family friend who have been charged with illegally possessing and di...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years In Prison | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

The federal government has dropped all charges against a Washington medical marijuana patient who was recently diagnosed with late-stage cancer, in a ...

Matt Ferner

'I'm Facing 10 Years In Prison For Medical Marijuana -- For Me, That's A Death Sentence' | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Larry Harvey, 71, thought he was doing everything right growing medical marijuana for his personal use. His home state of Washington legalized medical...

Matt Ferner

Washington Man Seeks Dismissal Of Medical Marijuana Charges | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

A Washington man who, like his family, faces years in prison if convicted in a high-profile federal case over growing marijuana, says the feds should ...

Matt Ferner

All The Progress Made On Marijuana Legalization Could Vanish With A New President | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in 2...

Hunter Stuart

Oregon's Cheap Legal Weed Could Starve Washington's Market | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business

Could Oregon’s legal marijuana market starve Washington’s? Voters in Oregon decide on Tuesday whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana...

Afroman: 'After Marijuana Is Legalized, I'm Not A Criminal'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Thirteen years after his anthem "Because I Got High" hit the airwaves and highlighted the carefree attitudes of stoners everywhere, Afroman is back wi...

Prosecutor To Drop All Seattle Tickets For Public Use Of Marijuana

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's elected prosecutor said Monday he's dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven mon...

Emily Thomas

Forget Edibles; Weed-Infused 'Drinkables' Have Arrived In Washington | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.03.2014 | Taste

"Couch, meet butt."

Matt Ferner

Why It May Be Difficult To Get Your Favorite Weed Edible In Washington | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business

Washington state regulators on Wednesday approved the sale of cannabis-infused treats by marijuana dispensaries, with one exception: nothing that may ...

Marijuana Legalization Update: The Jury's Still Out

Howard Meitiner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

It has now been six months since Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana. This week, Washington became the second state to roll out retail pot sales. All eyes are on these two states, but to me, it's quite telling that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is reluctant to call legalization a success.

Matt Ferner

Washington State Sells Legal Weed, World Does Not End | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business

Washington state completed its first day of legal, recreational marijuana sales -- and the world did not end. Despite fewer than 10 shops opening a...

Hunter Stuart

One-Quarter Of Washington's Towns Still Ban Marijuana | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

The small group of Christian protesters first showed up outside Tim Thompson's new marijuana shop in rural Washington about three weeks ago, holding s...

Matt Ferner

2 States Now Allow Marijuana Sales To Adults -- And Our Minds Are Blown | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Washington state joins Colorado Tuesday in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana to adults, delivering another sharp blow to the federal governm...

You Can Now Buy Legal Weed In Washington State

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? A new day, i...

This State Is Taking The Final Step In Legalizing Recreational Pot

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

By Jimmy Lovaas SEATTLE, July 7 (Reuters) - Washington state takes the final step in legalizing recreational marijuana use on Monday w...

Matt Ferner

Washington State Is Low On Weed For Retail Marijuana Debut | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Washington state's new recreational marijuana shops will open next week for the first time to legally sell marijuana to adults. But there's a problem:...

Matt Ferner

Federal Judge Says No To Family's Medical Marijuana Defense | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

A federal judge won't allow a family of a medical marijuana patients from Washington state to defend themselves against drug trafficking charges by ar...

Matt Ferner

This Family Of Medical Marijuana Patients Could Go To Prison For Growing Pot | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Four family members and a close family friend in a rural town in northeastern Washington are facing years in federal prison for growing marijuana for ...

Jennifer Bendery

Jack Lew Defends Efforts To Help Banks Process Marijuana Sales | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was on Capitol Hill Tuesday to testify about his department's annual budget, but some House Republicans were...

Thousands Gather To Celebrate Legal Pot In Washington, Colorado

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

(Updates throughout with latest citation numbers; adds details from Seattle event, byline) By Keith Coffman and Bryan Cohen ...

Feds OK Pot Background Checks By Washington State

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can...

Washington Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

(Adds quote from spokeswoman, details on measure) WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday s...