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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...

Feds Seek Prison For Rural Washington Pot Growers

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The green-cross storefronts of medical marijuana dispensaries are common in much of Washington, and the state is plowing ahead...

Kevin Short

7 Things That Could Totally Kill Weed Legalization's Buzz

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business

The popular press may have branded Mark Kleiman the "Pot Czar" of Washington state, but he says he favors another term. “I prefer 'Hemperor,'" Kl...

Cities Can Block Pot, State's Attorney General Says

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Cities and counties can block licensed marijuana businesses from operating within their borders, Washington state's top lawyer said T...

Courts Weigh Marijuana Policies For Lawyers

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle attorney Kurt Boehl is happy to think he's contributing to the success of Washington's grand experiment in regulat...

Colorado's Decision Day Nears On Pot Taxes

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — A pro-pot jingle in Colorado last year went like this: "Jobs for our people/Money for schools/Who could ask for more?" Nearl...

Panel To Vote On Rules For Washington Pot Industry

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

By GENE JOHNSON, The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — After nearly a year of research, planning and public hearings, Washington state is poised to...

Legal Weed Could Be On Sale In This State By Early 2014

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2013 | Business

Washington, get ready. Legal weed could be on sale early next year. According to a report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Washington's rules fo...

Mellow Mood At Hempfest After Pot Legalization

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

By Jonathan Kaminsky SEATTLE, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Pot smoke wafted over thousands of revelers gathered at Seattle's downtown waterfront...

State To Feds: A Little Clarity, Guys?

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Wash., July 11 (Reuters) - Two Washington state regulators who are drafting rules for the state's newly ...

Bar Owner Allowing Pot Use Faces Crackdown

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- Jeff Call knew he was pushing the envelope when he started letting people use marijuana at his rum-and-pizza joint in Tacoma. But he didn'...

State Extends Timeline For Legal Marijuana Sales

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses – and that means legal marijuan...

Matt Sledge

Is The War On Drugs Nearing An End?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- For four decades, libertarians, civil rights activists and drug treatment experts have stood outside of the political mainstream in arguin...

Legal Pot Forces Changes For Drug-Sniffing Dogs

AP | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — The state patrol and some other police agencies in Washington state are now training drug-sniffing dogs to ignore marijuana. After vo...

Washington Officials Call In The A-Team For Legal Weed

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Green thumb? Check. Extensive knowledge of the black market? Check. Throw in impeccable academic credentials and decades of experie...

Obama On Pot Smokers: 'We've Got Bigger Fish To Fry'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama said prosecuting pot users in states that have legalized the drug won't be a top priority for his administration. "We've go...

Bar To Allow Pot Smoking

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2013 | Small Business

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Thanks to a successful ballot initiative last month, Washington state residents ca...

Neighbors Can 'Smoke Some Weed' In Washington, But...

AP | TERRENCE PETTY | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. — Now that marijuana is legal in neighboring Washington state, Portland police are offering some helpful advice to Oregon pot use...

Elise Foley

Jerry Brown: Marijuana Laws Should Be Decided By States

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said Sunday the federal government should respect states' rights to decide how to regulate marijuana use...

There's A Magical Place Where You Might Soon Be Able To Buy Pot Legally

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE -- Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed...