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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

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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

File photo of a person holding a marijuana joint. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Pierce County Pot Limits May Face Court Challenge

A Pierce County ordinance that would block licensed marijuana operations may be challenged court.

12/15/2013

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

Will Marijuana Taxes Go To Health Care?

Under the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” the intended recipient of the pot taxes — Washington’s Basic Health Plan — is being eliminated.

CBS Seattle–10/31/2013

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Panel Examines Future Of Medical Marijuana In Washington

Washington is pushing forward with plans to entice the latter into its new world of legal, taxed recreational pot, and advocates like Darington say they’re worried about where that’s going to leave those who actually need cannabis.

CBS Seattle–10/21/2013

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Thousands Cited For Having Pot On Federal Land

At least 27,700 people cited for having pot on federal land since 2009.

09/16/2013

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)

Washington To Change Rule For Siting Pot Businesses

Washington state is changing its plans for where marijuana businesses can be located, after the Justice Department said that enforcing federal drug laws near schools and playgrounds remains a priority “and will not be compromised for convenience.”

CBS Seattle–09/13/2013

File photo of marijuana plants.  (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: Wash. Medical Pot System ‘Not Tenable’

Washington’s medical marijuana system is “not tenable” in light of new guidance from the U.S. Justice Department about its pot-related enforcement priorities, the chief federal prosecutors in the state said Thursday.

08/29/2013

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