Initiative 502

Senate: No Tax Breaks For Pot Production The Senate has unanimously passed a measure that would exclude producers of marijuana and marijuana-infused products from qualifying for agriculture tax breaks.
Washington Legislature Studying Hemp IssueWith recreational marijuana use now legal in Washington, state legislators are discussing whether the state should also launch an industrial hemp industry.
Gov Gregoire Meeting With Feds Over Marijuana LawWashington state Gov. Chris Gregoire will meet with Deputy Attorney General James Cole on Tuesday to discuss the state's recent passage of a measure to legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use.
Study: WA Spent $200M on Pot Enforcement As voters in Washington consider whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use, a new study has estimated what pot prohibition cost statewide last decade: more than $200 million.
Social Issues Part of WA Governor's Race Debate Gay marriage in Washington state is all but certain to be decided by voters in November, but the state's gubernatorial candidates will be offsetting each other's votes on whether to uphold the new law approving same-sex unions.
Marijuana Legalization Measure Certified A measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana is likely to be on the November ballot, after the secretary of the state's office certified the initiative Friday, saying the campaign had turned in enough valid petition signatures.