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Wednesday, November 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spin Control: State under high pressure to meet pot tax projections

OLYMPIA – Washington adults may have to average about 35 joints each year by 2020 for the state to hit current projections on tax revenue from legal marijuana. Or so …


Senate passes pot tax bill

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 …


Washington Senate GOP unveils rival budget

OLYMPIA – Senate Republicans released a two-year no-new-taxes state budget Tuesday that is much different than the House Democrats’ spending plan for the next two years, putting both proposals on …


Pot lounges among marijuana issues lawmakers asked to consider

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 …


Legislature asking voters for advice on tax rate changes

Washington voters are asked their “advice” this fall on decisions the Legislature made this spring to change tax rates for marijuana and for some tribal lands. But the Legislature isn’t …


Marijuana money boosts Washington’s budget

OLYMPIA – Washington tax coffers could get a $25 million boost by next July and nearly $200 million by mid-2017 from legal marijuana, state economists estimate. But much of that …


First month of pot sales garnered Washington $1 million in taxes

Despite supply shortages and slower-than-expected retail expansion, Washington’s fledgling marijuana market generated more than $1 million in sales and excise taxes in its first month. That’s less than half what …


Washington state pursuing medical pot dispensaries’ taxes

OLYMPIA – The state Revenue Department is stepping up efforts to make medical marijuana dispensaries pay their taxes. After more than two years of “educational outreach” designed to teach medical …


SPS superintendent proposes adding nurses to pot earmarks

Spokane Public Schools’ superintendent thinks more school nurses would be a smart investment for the money the state stands to make on marijuana growing, processing and sales. Shelley Redinger proposed …