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File photo of marijuana. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Feds OK Pot Background Checks By State

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.

CBS Seattle–04/10/2014

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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.

CBS Seattle–03/04/2014

Several Oregon communities want the option to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries in their neighborhoods. (Getty Images)

Oregon Communities Seek Option To Ban Medical Pot

State lawmakers considering whether Oregon communities should be allowed to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

02/12/2014

Passengers leaving Sea-Tac are not screened for marijuana. (Getty Images)

Washington And Colorado Airports Have Few Ways To Stop Carry-On Weed

Little effort has been made to stop passengers from boarding aircraft with marijuana.

01/30/2014

New rules would allow banks to accept deposits from legal marijuana dealers. (Getty Images)

Marijuana Banking Regulations On The Way

Regulations would allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers.

01/24/2014

File photo of marijuana. (Photo by RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Marijuana Business Applications Surpass 3,000

More than 3,700 marijuana business applications have been filed in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–12/24/2013

State officials want to know how much marijuana will be consumed by Washingtonians. (Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Study Looks At Marijuana Demand In Washington

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.

12/18/2013

File photo of marijuana. (Photo by RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/GettyImages)

New Marijuana Laws: Ethical Dilemma For Lawyers

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.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2013

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Investors Look At Marijuana Start-Ups In Seattle

With legal marijuana sales about to start in Washington, start-up businesses are preparing for the market and seeking financing.

11/05/2013

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State Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Tax Medical Pot Sales

Democratic Reps. Ross Hunter of Medina and Reuven Carlyle of Seattle introduced a bill Thursday that would tax marijuana sales from dispensaries 25 percent.

CBS Seattle–02/07/2013

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