As Deadline Looms, Cities Warn Unlicensed Pot Shops To CloseWith a deadline looming for the merging of Washington's recreational and medical marijuana markets, cities around the state are warning unlicensed pot dispensaries to close up shop.
Seattle Launches Pot-Prevention Effort Aimed At TeensMore than two years after Washington legalized marijuana, community groups in Seattle are launching a citywide effort aimed at preventing use of marijuana and other drugs by teens.
Alaska Voters Legalize Recreational MarijuanaAlaska voters have narrowly approved the recreational use of marijuana, joining three other states and the nation's capital in legalizing the drug.
Alaska Measure To Leaglize Pot Ahead In Returns
Oregon, Alaska Are Ground Zero In Pot FightBackers of the legal-pot ballot measures in both states have a challenge that their predecessors in Colorado and Washington state didn't face two years ago — increasing turnout of young voters in a midterm election.
Oregon Cities Scramble To Tax Pot Before Its LegalAt least 20 Oregon cities and counties are racing to approve taxes on marijuana in case voters legalize its recreational use in November
Seattle's About To Get Its Second Legal Pot Shop The Washington state Liquor Control Board has licensed a second legal pot shop in Seattle
Agency Leaders Prep For Oregon Pot Vote In the months before a marijuana legalization measure goes before voters, the leadership of Oregon's largest agencies quietly convened high-level meetings to discuss how to deal with it.
Legal Pot Grows Add New Demand To Northwest Power GridRegional power planners say indoor marijuana grow operations in Washington state could need as much electricity over the next two decades equal to what a small Northwest city consumes.
Legal Or Not, The Pot Business Is Still WackyThe tangle of rules and regulations that govern whether and how it can be grown, bought and sold create complexity and ambiguity that cause major headaches for marijuana businesses — and enticing opportunities for those who want to exploit it.
Seattle's Only Legal Pot Shop Now Out Of Pot Owner James Lathrop says Cannabis City sold its last bag of marijuana at 5 p.m. Thursday, and he doesn't expect to get any more supply for 10 to 15 days.
Pot Advocates Have High Hopes For Oregon BallotSponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana are preparing to take boxes stuffed with more than 145,000 signed petitions to the state Capitol on Thursday

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