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Stories tagged: marijuana laws


Proposal for new restrictions on pot shops questioned

Proposal to increase new restrictions on marijuana businesses could be expensive and hard to enforce.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:50 a.m.

Handling money from licensed pot businesses OK under state law

State removes laws against handling money from marijuana sales – if it’s from a licensed state business.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law

The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

California company has pot license, workers still arrested

The confusing rollout of marijuana regulations in California has been underscored in Mendocino County, where local authorities licensed a company to deliver pot only to have state police arrest two …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

New Washington laws legalize industrial hemp, require inspections for marijuana edibles

Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on marijuana edibles, lock boxes and industrial hemp.


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

Marijuana making its way around circle from legal to illegal to legal

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.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Two proposals in Washington House would allow people to grow marijuana at home

Recreational and medical marijuana users would be able to grow at least six plants at home under proposals being considered in the House.


Washington lawmakers study marijuana rules

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 …


Spin Control: ‘Marijuana’ racist? Washington Legislature’s silliest moment in 2014

With more than 100 bills addressing marijuana this session, it may be no surprise the silliest thing said so far has involved this topic. Granted, we’re only a third of …


Feds won’t block legal pot

OLYMPIA – The federal government will not try to stop Washington from setting up a way to allow adults to legally use marijuana. In what state officials described as a …


Feds examining pot law, Inslee says

OLYMPIA – State officials appear to be hoping for the best while preparing for the worst as Washington and the federal government try to determine how the state will license …