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South Dakota tribe set to vote on legalizing marijuana

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will vote this week on whether to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Big changes in Washington in the ‘Teens, most made by voters

Washington voters – not their elected officials – made many of the biggest changes to the state in the second decade of the 21st Century.

In first states to legalize pot, teen use triggers concerns

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers’ growing use of highly potent pot, even as both boost the industry and reap huge tax …

Report: Oregon needs a separate state agency for legal pot

The Oregon Cannabis Commission is recommending the state set up an independent agency to regulate legal marijuana rather than having three different agencies share the job, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Green Tuesday: Crowds line up at 1st East Coast pot shops

Customers waited in long lines, sometimes for hours, on a cold and rainy New England day to be among the first people to legally buy recreational marijuana on the U.S. …

Does legal weed make police more effective? WSU study points toward yes.

Marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state has “produced some demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments’ ability to solve other types of crime, according to researchers at Washington State …

Davidson urging Congress to let pot businesses use banks

State Treasurer Duane Davidson is working to get Congress to change federal laws and open banking to marijuana businesses in states where it’s legal.

Marijuana product labels to get a bit less cluttered

Labels for marijuana products to be streamlined slightly with removal of retailer information.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Washington promises battle with Sessions over legal pot

Washington officials promise fight with federal government on any new policy that leads to crackdown on state’s legalized marijuana operations.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Inslee, Ferguson to Sessions: You’re wrong about Washington’s pot system

State leaders try to set U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions straight on Washington pot system.

Long lines greet Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana buys

More than 100 people were in line at one Las Vegas-area dispensary Saturday morning as Nevada became the latest state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes.

UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017

Washington puts strict limits on pot billboards

New law puts tougher restrictions on marijuana advertising.

Washington pot stores could give away lock boxes

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.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Putin is trying to undermine the U.S.

Spokane’s congresswoman believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is using his propaganda machine to influence U.S. values and may have affected the 2016 election.

Washington prepared for any federal action on legal pot, Ferguson says

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the state is preparing for any federal crackdown on legal marijuana.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

Washington must fight Trump on its key issues, Murray says

Sen. Patty Murray says the state must be ready to fight Trump on key state issues.

Pot harder for kids to buy than booze, even as prices fall

Washington’s licensed marijuana stores have a better record of rejecting underage buyers than stores that sell liquor or cigarettes.

California voters approve recreational marijuana

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 …

Spin Control: Peaceable assemblies not necessarily sensible

The right to peaceably assemble does not guarantee a right to always have the clearest message.

State could get 222 more pot stores

OLYMPIA — Washington will likely increase the number of retail marijuana stores to 556, to handle the demand for medical marijuana licenses.

UPDATED: Fri., April 10, 2015

House passes marijuana revisions

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 …

Legal marijuana-tied businesses in Spokane County lead state in sales

Legal marijuana operations in Spokane County are reporting more money from sales than pot businesses in any of the state’s other 38 counties – almost $3.6 million worth from licensed …

Pot-growing acreage could quadruple

OLYMPIA – Washington may soon more than quadruple the amount of land where legal marijuana can be grown. The state Liquor Control Board is considering changes to its recreational marijuana …

Legal pot grows add new demand to NW power grid

SEATTLE — Regional power planners say indoor marijuana grow operations in Washington state could need as much electricity over the next two decades equal to what a small Northwest city …

‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign targets pot-impaired drivers

This year’s Labor Day campaign to catch impaired drivers in Washington has a new target. The slogan – Drive High, Get a DUI – is intended to call attention to …

Canna Con caters to Washington state’s blossoming marijuana business

TACOMA – A person could find just about anything related to a marijuana business at an event inside the Tacoma Dome this weekend. Canna Con, which bills itself as the …

No pot taken in burglary at legal Washington grow

SPOKANE — A legal marijuana grower says robust security measures required by the Washington state helped foil an early morning burglary.

3 Spokane pot stores get licenses

Three stores in north Spokane are among 25 applicants who will get the first licenses to sell recreational marijuana as early as Tuesday.

Up to three marijuana stores could open in Spokane on July 8

Spokane will have, at most, three pot stores opening July 8 after the state’s first legal marijuana retailers get their licenses. But that would be three times as many as …

3 Spokane pot stores likely among first to open

OLYMPIA — Spokane will likely have three legal pot stores when Washington’s first retail marijuana outlets open in early July… which will be three times more than Seattle.