After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.
The Senate has unanimously passed a measure that would exclude producers of marijuana and marijuana-infused products from qualifying for agriculture tax breaks.
State lawmakers considering whether Oregon communities should be allowed to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.
Little effort has been made to stop passengers from boarding aircraft with marijuana.
Regulations would allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers.
More than 3,700 marijuana business applications have been filed in Washington state.
Washington’s roughly 750,000 marijuana users will have consumed between 135 to 225 metric tons of the drug in 2013, according to a new survey.
Washington’s Supreme Court is taking up an emergency proposal to change the state’s ethics rules for lawyers to make clear that attorneys complying with state law won’t get in trouble for giving pot-related legal advice — or for smoking up themselves, as long as they’re not high at work.
With legal marijuana sales about to start in Washington, start-up businesses are preparing for the market and seeking financing.
Democratic Reps. Ross Hunter of Medina and Reuven Carlyle of Seattle introduced a bill Thursday that would tax marijuana sales from dispensaries 25 percent.