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Washington Wants Pot Tax Trial In State Court

The state attorney general’s office has asked a federal judge in Seattle to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Washington’s authority to tax marijuana sales.

CBS Seattle–06/02/2014

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Alaska Legislator: Bring Firearm Manufacturers To Alaska

The speaker of the Alaska House wants to bring gun manufacturers to the state.

CBS Seattle–03/15/2013

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Effort Building To Change US Pot Laws

An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a federal pot tax.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2013

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As Pot Goes Proper, A History Of Weed

The grass is no greener. But, finally, it’s legal — at least somewhere in America. It’s been a long, strange trip for marijuana.

12/06/2012

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If Voters OK Hemp, Unclear Farmers Would Grow It

Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana. They’ll be voting on whether to let farmers grow marijuana’s far less potent cousin — hemp — for clothing, food, biofuel and construction materials among other uses.

10/08/2012

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Justice Department: Seattle Police Unconstitutionally Engage In Excessive Force

Seattle police have engaged in excessive force that violated federal law and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.

12/16/2011