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Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment." (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Inslee On Feds’ Marijuana Decision: We Can ‘Move Forward’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to stroll into […]

CBS Seattle–08/29/2013

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REPORT: Feds Won’t Sue To Stop Marijuana Use In Washington, Colorado

The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Washington and Colorado from allowing recreational marijuana use, according to the Associated Press.

CBS Seattle–08/29/2013

Drugged driving accounted for more than 28 percent of traffic deaths in 2010, which is 16 percent more than it was in 1999. (Getty Images)

Marijuana Expert Suggests State Contract With Feds

A professor who serves as a lead consultant on implementing Washington state’s marijuana law has suggested that the U.S. Department of Justice enter into contracts with both Washington and Colorado

CBS Seattle–08/22/2013

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Former Microsoft Manager Looks To Build ‘Starbucks Of Pot’

For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.

06/17/2013

File photo of a Cannabis plant. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Legalizing Pot Could Cause More Accidental Consumption Incidents In Kids

A new study has found that more children are accidentally ingesting marijuana now that the drug has been legalized in several states.

CBS Seattle–05/28/2013

File photo of marijuana plants.  (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

State Releases Draft Rules For Pot Industry

Officials in Washington state took their first stab at setting rules for the state’s new marijuana industry Thursday, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults.

05/16/2013

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Colorado Bill Would Treat Pot Magazines Like Porn

Marijuana magazines could be treated the same as pornography in Colorado, if lawmakers approve new legislation.

CBS Seattle–05/02/2013

A tiny number of bars, cafes and private clubs are catering to the new stoner class in Washington and Colorado since voters last fall made them the first states to legalize marijuana for adults over 21. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Washington, Colorado Bars Test Waters On Marijuana Users

A tiny number of bars, cafes and private clubs are catering to the new stoner class in Washington and Colorado since voters last fall made them the first states to legalize marijuana for adults over 21.

03/26/2013

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No. 20 Colorado Holds Off UW For 68-61 Win

Washington dropped yet another Sunday. The Colorado Buffaloes (22-5, 11-5 Pac-12) won their seventh straight game as they took a step closer to securing one of the first-round byes for the conference tournament.

1090 The Fan–02/25/2013

File photo of marijuana. (credit: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keeping Pot Within Its Borders Will Be A Challenge For Washington

So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state’s legal pot within its borders. But Gov. Jay Inslee insists there are ways to prevent the bulk smuggling of the state’s newest cash crop into the black market, including digitally tracking weed to ensure that it goes from where it is grown to the stores where it is sold.

CBS Seattle–01/29/2013

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