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Senate passes medical marijuana changes 

OLYMPIA – A major revision to the state's marijuana laws that blends the medical and recreational systems and sets up a voluntary registry for adult patients, overwhelmingly passed the Senate Tuesday and was sent to Gov. Jay Inslee.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

WALeg Day 22: 18 pot bills rolled into HB 1461

OLYMPIA –A House panel rolled 18 different proposals to change Washington’s marijuana laws into a single wide-ranging bill Monday, hoping to address at least some problems with the state’s medical and recreational pot systems. As currently written, the bill includes some contradictory provisions.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2015

WALeg Day 9: Bill would blend state's 2 pot systems

OLYMPIA – Medical marijuana would come under some of the same licensing requirements as the recreational form of the drug but its buyers would pay fewer taxes under a plan to harmonize the state’s two pot systems. Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Wells, D-Seattle, announced Tuesday the Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Act.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, 2014

Members of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, from left, Ruthann Kurose, Sharon Foster and Chris Marr, listen during a public forum on implementing I-502 at the Spokane Convention Center on Tuesday. (Colin Mulvany)

Marr, Foster leaving Liquor Board 

OLYMPIA – Two of the three members of the state board that oversees Washington’s liquor and marijuana laws will step down early next year. Chairwoman Sharon Foster has informed Gov. Jay Inslee that she will not accept a reappointment to the Liquor Control Board when...

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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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