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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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Land-Use Ordinance In Yakima Nixes Pot Operations

Yakima County commissioners have unanimously decided to move forward with a land-use ordinance for the county — and as a result, growing, processing and selling recreational marijuana is prohibited in all unincorporated areas of the County.

CBS Seattle–06/10/2014

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Washington Wants Pot Tax Trial In State Court

The state attorney general’s office has asked a federal judge in Seattle to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Washington’s authority to tax marijuana sales.

CBS Seattle–06/02/2014

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Feds Don’t Want Irrigation Water Used To Grow Pot

The U.S. Interior Department said Tuesday it doesn’t want federal irrigation water being used to grow marijuana in Washington, Colorado or anywhere else.

CBS Seattle–05/20/2014

Martin Nickerson Jr. has sued Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state tax chief Carol Nelson in federal court, arguing that he cannot be taxed on the state and local levels because he’s already being federally prosecuted, Courthouse News Service reports. His attorneys argue that he is unable to defend himself from state tax charges because he would be forced to waive his Fifth Amendment rights by responding to the local tax charges. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Seattle Man Claims Someone Keeps Mailing Him Marijuana

Police say a Seattle man came to them with a problem: someone keeps mailing him packages of marijuana.

CBS Seattle–04/02/2014

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (photo courtesy www.atg.wa.gov)

State Attorney: Cities Can Block Pot Businesses’ Operations

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says cities and counties can block licensed marijuana businesses from operating.

CBS Seattle–01/16/2014

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Big Jump In Washington Pot Business Applications

New figures from Washington’s Liquor Control Board show a big jump in marijuana business applications as this week’s deadline for submissions nears.

CBS Seattle–12/17/2013

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