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FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014

Spokane retail pot sales top $1.9 million 

Legal marijuana operations in Spokane County are reporting more money from sales than any of the state’s other 38 counties — almost $3.6 million worth of sales from licensed growers, processors and recreational marijuana stores since sales began this summer. Clark County’s two recreational marijuana...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

State could quadruple land planted to legal pot

OLYMPIA – Washington may soon quadruple the amount of land where legal marijuana can be grown. The state Liquor Control Board is considering a series of changes to its recreational marijuana rules, and one of them would increase the allowable land for the legal pot...

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MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014

Marijuana banking problems persist 

OLYMPIA -- The federal government is offering little help to banking institutions willing to set up accounts for legal marijuana operations, making it difficult to bring them out of an all-cash business that has higher risk of theft and money laundering. Instead, it has set...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014

Pot may bring state $25 million by next July 

OLYMPIA — Washington tax coffers could get a $25 million boost by next July and nearly $200 million by mid 2017 from legal marijuana, state economists estimate. But much of that money is spoken for and won't help the general fund. The estimates for taxes...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2014


State wants to be part of pot ban cases 

OLYMPIA -- The Attorney General's office wants to get involved in a pair of lawsuits between pot businesses and cities that have banned them in an effort to "protect the will of the voters" who legalized the drug in 2012. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said...

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Edible pot rules: No to lollipops, yes to brownies 10 

OLYMPIA -- Legal marijuana stores won't be able to sell lollipops, gummy bears or other candies infused with the drug, but will be able to sell properly labelled brownies and cookies, a state agency decided today. The Liquor Control Board approved rules for marijuana-infused food...

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First legal pot buyer in WA was from...Kansas 

The first legal pot store in Washington opened not in Seattle or Tacoma or Spokan, but in Bellingham this morning at 8 a.m. First in line to buy some legal weed was Cale Holdsworth of Abilene, Kansas, Slog reports. Holdsworth was almost immediately mobbed by...

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MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

Supply problems limit pot store openings 

Three stores in north Spokane are among the 25 applicants who will get the state’s first licenses to sell recreational marijuana, but only one will open Tuesday, the first day such sales will be legal. The state Liquor Control Board this morning released its first...

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First pot stores: Spokane 3, Seattle 1?

OLYMPIA -- Spokane will likely have three legal pot stores up and running in early July when Washington's first retail marijuana outlets open, which will be three times as many as Seattle. Potential licensees who won a lottery for the chance to open a store...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

No 'edibles' when first pot stores open

OLYMPIA -- Washington's first recreational marijuana stores are expected to open on July 8, a day after the first licenses will be announced, state officials said today. But those stores will not be carrying "edible" marijuana products because new rules are coming on labeling to...

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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

Update: More Eastern WA pot store locations

To check for locations, enlarge the map or click on the locator pins. OLYMPIA -- When the Liquor Control Board announced the "winners" of its lotteries for recreational marijuana stores, it also mentioned there were other applicants getting the green light to secure a license...

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FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014

And the pot lottery winners are. . .  

OLYMPIA -- Marijuana retail stores in the Spokane area could be heavily concentrated on North Division, East Trent and East Sprague, based on the results of the state lottery. The Washington Liquor Control Board this morning released the results of the double-blind lottery for most...

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This is the original logo for Washington state recreational marijuana. It was later abandonned by the state Liquor Control Board. (Washington State Liquor Control Board)

Pot lottery 'winners' revealed Friday 

The original logo for legal recreational marijuana in Washington, which was developed for the Liquor Control Board but never officially used. But we kind of like it, anyway. OLYMPIA – More than 300 businesses that get the first crack at opening the state’s recreational marijuana...

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