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Alaska Measure To Leaglize Pot Ahead In Returns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Alaska was maintaining a steady lead in returns Tuesday night. With more than 90 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, Alaskans were […]

CBS Seattle–11/05/2014

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Oregon, Alaska Are Ground Zero In Pot Fight

Backers 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.

CBS Seattle–10/30/2014

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Legal Pot Grows Add New Demand To Northwest Power Grid

Regional 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.

CBS Seattle–09/10/2014

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Legal Or Not, The Pot Business Is Still Wacky

The 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.

CBS Seattle–09/04/2014

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Cannabis Cuisine Rises In Wake Of Legalization

Cannabis cuisine is a small niche in the culinary world but one that is drawing more interest as the legalization movement moves pot closer to the mainstream.

CBS Seattle–08/29/2014

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$3.8 Million In 1st Month Of Washington Post Sales

During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes.

CBS Seattle–08/08/2014

Seattle City Attorney Peter S. Holmes is calling on dozens of residents ticketed for public marijuana use to fight the “improper” tickets issued by a single police officer who reportedly flipped a coin to decide whether or not to write citations in addition to handwriting taunts to Holmes on the tickets themselves.  (credit: NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

WATCH: ‘Drive High, Get A DUI’ Commercials Introduced In Washington

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has rolled out a few public service announcements aiming to prevent driving under the influence of marijuana.

CBS Seattle–07/21/2014

Glassware is pictured on display at the Cannabis City retail marijuana store on July 8, 2014 in Seattle, Wash. (credit: David Ryder/Getty Images)

Rethinking Marijuana Delivery In Seattle

While delivery services have existed for years to supply medical marijuana patients, the rise of similar businesses geared toward serving recreational users in Washington and Colorado highlights how the industry is outpacing the states’ pot laws.

CBS Seattle–07/15/2014

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5 Things To Know About Washington Legal Pot Sales

The nation’s second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago. Here are five things to know about challenges facing the industry…

06/30/2014

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Washington Prepares For Marijuana Retail Sales

As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced steps the state is taking to keep pot out of the hands of minors, including making sure that marijuana-related labels aren’t attractive to kids.

1090 The Fan–06/24/2014

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