Whether cities in Washington state can ban marijuana businesses is the subject of new lawsuit
Some members of the Seattle City Council are proposing restrictions on where marijuana sales take place in the city, according to KIRO TV.
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.
Washington state should be conservative in how much legal marijuana it allows to be sold and strict in how it regulates pot advertising, a group of local public health and substance abuse prevention organizations says.
Members of the public are getting their chance to influence the creation of a legal marijuana market in Washington state.
The Seattle police department says it is loosening rules on past marijuana use by applicants. Police officials say the change in policy comes because voters legalized the recreational use of pot by approving Initiative 502.
Pot may be legal, but workers may want to check with their boss first before they grab the pipe or joint during off hours.
Legal marijuana possession becomes a reality Thursday, but some people plan to celebrate the new law by technically breaking it.
Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and they get millions of dollars in funding from the federal government, which still considers pot illegal.
Washington voters made their state the first in the nation to legalize recreational pot use on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with a federal government that backs the drug’s prohibition.