Stories tagged: legal marijuana
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
Washington voters – not their elected officials – made many of the biggest changes to the state in the second decade of the 21st Century.
Sun., June 16, 2019
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 …
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
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.
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
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. …
Sat., July 21, 2018
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 …
Wed., June 20, 2018
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.
Tue., March 13, 2018
Labels for marijuana products to be streamlined slightly with removal of retailer information.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
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
State leaders try to set U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions straight on Washington pot system.
Sat., July 1, 2017
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
New law puts tougher restrictions on marijuana advertising.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
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.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
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.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the state is preparing for any federal crackdown on legal marijuana.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Sen. Patty Murray says the state must be ready to fight Trump on key state issues.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
Washington’s licensed marijuana stores have a better record of rejecting underage buyers than stores that sell liquor or cigarettes.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
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 …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
The right to peaceably assemble does not guarantee a right to always have the clearest message.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
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
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 …
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014
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 …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
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 …
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014
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 …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
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 …
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
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 …
Tue., July 15, 2014
SPOKANE — A legal marijuana grower says robust security measures required by the Washington state helped foil an early morning burglary.
Mon., July 7, 2014
Three stores in north Spokane are among 25 applicants who will get the first licenses to sell recreational marijuana as early as Tuesday.
Thu., June 26, 2014
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 …
Wed., June 25, 2014
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.
Tue., June 24, 2014
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.