Stories tagged: recreational marijuana
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the …
Sat., April 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Legislature saw a wide variety of bills addressing marijuana and the state’s growing industry this year.
Thu., May 3, 2018, 11:48 a.m.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pressing ahead with a goal of legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada within months, as senators push for changes and a delay of as much as …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:28 p.m.
House panel considers letting recreational marijuana users “grow their own.”
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Washington officials promise fight with federal government on any new policy that leads to crackdown on state’s legalized marijuana operations.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
The state Liquor and Cannabis Board says the state could either tightly control home-grown recreational marijuana or keep up the ban.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
State leaders try to set U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions straight on Washington pot system.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot …
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
New law puts tougher restrictions on marijuana advertising.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Once legal and unregulated, marijuana has gone from banned by the state and federal government to legal but regulated in Washington while still illegal under federal law.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Licensed marijuana stores in Washington would be able to give out free lock boxes to their customers in an effort to keep pot away from children.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the state is preparing for any federal crackdown on legal marijuana.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Sessions isn’t alone in believing marijuana to be especially pernicious, but scientific research and common sense don’t back him up
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Washington’s licensed marijuana stores have a better record of rejecting underage buyers than stores that sell liquor or cigarettes.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Reform of marijuana laws won in eight of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 10:21 p.m.
Voters in California and Massachusetts approved recreational marijuana initiatives today, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Oregonians can buy marijuana for recreational use at shops intended for that purpose starting on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
The right to peaceably assemble does not guarantee a right to always have the clearest message.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
People who feel they’ve been well-served at a state marijuana store can now leave a tip.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 8:24 p.m.
Cities and counties couldn’t ban licensed marijuana stores without a public vote under a proposal approved Monday by a House committee.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 10:06 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Washington will likely increase the number of retail marijuana stores to 556, to handle the demand for medical marijuana licenses.
Sun., June 28, 2015
OLYMPIA – Changes to the state’s marijuana taxes and the way they will be spent received final approval from the Senate and were sent to Gov. Jay Inslee Saturday. After …
Sat., June 27, 2015
OLYMPIA – Medical marijuana patients would pay many of the same taxes as recreational pot users under a bill approved Friday by the House. On a 59-38 vote, the House …
Sat., April 25, 2015
OLYMPIA – A few hours before the gavel came down on the regular session, Gov. Jay Inslee signed one of the most-discussed laws, one that brings medical marijuana under much …
Wed., April 15, 2015
OLYMPIA – A major revision to the state’s marijuana laws, blending the medical and recreational systems and setting up a voluntary registry for adult patients, overwhelmingly passed the Senate on …
UPDATED: Fri., April 10, 2015, 7:40 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Medical marijuana patients would have to register with the state and pay taxes on the pot they buy from state-licensed stores under major rewrites of the state pot …
Tue., March 24, 2015
OLYMPIA – Leading the way for legalized marijuana nationally doesn’t mean just anything goes in Washington when it comes to pot. Instead, it provides a springboard into new questions for …
Fri., March 6, 2015
OLYMPIA – As legislators worked this week to blend the state’s recreational and medical marijuana laws, Spokane Valley officials asked them to consider one more wrinkle in the rapidly changing …
Sat., Feb. 14, 2015
OLYMPIA – Major changes to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry passed the Senate after sponsors beat back a challenge to requirements for a patient database and a plea …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
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 …