Stories tagged: marijuana legalization
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 3 P.M.
Production of illegal marijuana drops in Washington
A new report says the production of illegal marijuana has dropped dramatically in recent years in Washington state.
TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014, 1:53 P.M.
Recreational pot qualifies for Oregon ballot
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. State elections officials certified Tuesday that the petitioners submitted enough valid signatures to …
MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013, 9:37 A.M.
Washington shops for a bank to handle pot money
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Wanted: A bank for state government. Must offer attentive customer service. Must be able to handle several deposits a day, with drop-offs of up to 40 bags …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013, 6:39 A.M.
Congress looks at Justice’s marijuana decision
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013, 1:15 P.M.
Legal Washington pot could be available by June
OLYMPIA — Adults might be able to buy marijuana that’s legally grown in Washington by next June under rules given tentative approval today.
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013, 2:01 P.M.
Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law
DENVER — Colorado now has a set of laws to regulate and tax recreational marijuana. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six pot bills into law today. The laws cover how marijuana …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013, 11:01 A.M.
New Wash. legal pot law jeopardizes prosecutions
SEATTLE — Prosecutors and crime lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington’s new legal marijuana law has jeopardized their ability to go after any pot crimes at all, and …
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013, 7:43 A.M.
Legal pot draws tourists to Colo., Wash., for 4/20
DENVER — Thousands of people are expected to join an unofficial counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana in Colorado and Washington this coming weekend.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013, 11:43 A.M.
New bill would ease state-federal pot conflict
SEATTLE — A bill introduced in Congress would fix the conflict between the federal government’s marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recreational use.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013, 8:36 A.M.
Wash., Colo. bars test limits of legal pot laws
TACOMA — John Connelly leaned forward on his barstool, set his lips against a clear glass pipe and inhaled a white cloud of marijuana vapor. A handful of people milled …
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013
Anti-pot bills clear Idaho Senate panel
BOISE – Idaho should never legalize marijuana for any purpose and should call on the U.S. Justice Department to crack down on states that do, state lawmakers declared Wednesday. The …
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013, 7:11 A.M.
Spokane council to vote on legalizing marijuana
The Spokane City Council votes Monday to change the municipal code to legalize small amounts of marijuana to conform with Washington law.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 7:23 A.M.
Spokane County cities wary of pot clubs
SPOKANE — Two Spokane County cities, Cheney and Medical Lake, have passed six-month moratoriums on growing, processing and selling recreational marijuana.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 8:56 A.M.
Marijuana legalization low-key by design in Colorado
DENVER — Colorado gave a lonely reception to marijuana when it became the second state to legalize the drug. Just as state leaders planned. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly …
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 7:06 A.M.
Smokers celebrate as Wash. legalizes marijuana
SEATTLE — The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle’s Space Needle early this morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is legal …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 1:02 P.M.
Pot legalization no free ride to smoke on campus
SPOKANE — Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up.
TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 1:45 P.M.
U.N. official calls for marijuana ballot rollback
VIENNA — The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession of small amounts of …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 12:56 P.M.
Colorado prosecutor will drop pot possession cases
BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado county that is home to the University of Colorado is the latest to drop pending marijuana possession cases in the wake of a public vote …
TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 6:24 A.M.
Several prosecutors dropping misdemeanor marijuana possession cases
VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark County prosecutor is joining other prosecutors around the state in dropping misdemeanor marijuana possession cases in the wake of voters legalizing the recreational use of …
UPDATED: MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 1:53 P.M.
LatAm leaders seek review of international drug policies
MEXICO CITY — Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012, 7:34 A.M.
Washington voters legalize recreational pot use
SEATTLE — Washington voters legalized recreational pot use on Tuesday, but people shouldn’t expect to see marijuana legitimately for sale anytime soon.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 7:50 A.M.
Marijuana backers courting conservatives
DENVER — It’s not all hippies backing November’s marijuana legalization votes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Appealing to Western individualism and a mistrust of federal government, activists have lined up …
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012
Hemp may gain ground in votes only
SEATTLE – Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 11:29 A.M.
Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound
DENVER — A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: “Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?”
TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 1:38 P.M.
Study: Wash. spent $200M on pot enforcement
SEATTLE — As voters in Washington consider whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use, a new study has estimated what pot prohibition cost statewide last decade: more than …
FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2010, 11:39 A.M.
Wash. Senate allows more to OK medical marijuana
More medical professionals will be allowed to authorize the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients under a measure approved by the Washington state Senate.
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010
Committee put early stop to marijuana proposals
OLYMPIA – Efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana use in Washington may have been snuffed out Wednesday as a House committee refused to send either proposal to the floor. A …
THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2010
Pot hearing draws crowd
OLYMPIA – While the Legislature wrestles with a huge budget shortfall that generates hearings on everything from closing state institutions to raising college tuition, the most heavily attended hearing Wednesday …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010
Smart Bombs: Be blunt about pot law
Washington state’s medicinal marijuana law is dopey. It is legal to have a certain amount of pot with a doctor’s prescription, but the police might bust you for obtaining or …