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Washington Marijuana

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

In The Future, People Will Bring Pot To Dinner Parties Instead Of Wine

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

If the support for marijuana legalization continues to rise, in the near future you might bring a bag of your favorite cannabis to a dinner party, rat...

Matt Ferner

Lawmakers Push For New Marijuana Banking Rules That Bankers Won't Follow Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Sixteen members of Congress sent a letter to federal banking regulators Tuesday urging them to quickly implement the federal government's new guidelin...

Matt Ferner

Here's How To Find The Cheapest Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.05.2014 | Small Business

Finding a good deal on your favorite marijuana strain can be difficult, but a new price comparison website aims to change that. Wikileaf.com lets s...

Marijuana Taxes: Time Will Tell

Pat Oglesby | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Pat Oglesby

While marijuana revenue could be a promising new source of income for states, a wide range of expectations underscores how little we know so far about what mature markets will look like one day.

Matt Ferner

Obama's Marijuana Banking Rules Don't Change Anything, Bankers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Last week, the Obama administration announced new guidelines that it portrayed as a drastic change to the way marijuana businesses interact with banki...

Rick Steves Is 'Tired' Of The Racist War On Weed

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Rick Steves, the European travel expert and longtime advocate for legal marijuana, says newly implemented laws in Colorado and Washington are key firs...

Hunter Stuart

You Can Already Order Weed Delivery In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business

Recreational weed won't be on sale in Washington for months, but you can already order up high-quality buds and have them delivered to your door in so...

Marijuana Legalization Stalls In New Mexico Senate Panel

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to allow New Mexico voters to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana has been stalled — for now. The ...

Has Entrepreneurship Gone to Pot?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 04.06.2014 | Small Business
Lynda Bekore

Like cigarettes and alcohol, marijuana is a perfectly legal, commercial product (in specific states, so far) albeit with restrictions on its growth and distribution, so why shouldn't entrepreneurs benefit from a legal activity?