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REPORT: Feds Won’t Sue To Stop Marijuana Use In Washington, Colorado

The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Washington and Colorado from allowing recreational marijuana use, according to the Associated Press.

CBS Seattle–08/29/2013

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Seattle Police To Hand Out Bags Of Chips At Hempfest

The Seattle Police Department confirms officers will distribute information about upcoming marijuana laws via stickers on bags of chips.

08/14/2013

A man holds the powder from his marijuana crop, which he will make into hash by cooking it over a low fire. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Legal Pot Prompts A Question: What About Hash?

Substance abuse experts are concerned that such increasingly popular, extremely potent and potentially dangerous pot extracts will be sold and that state regulators’ interpretation of the recreational marijuana law will allow people to buy vastly more hash than they need for personal use.

CBS Seattle–07/15/2013

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Marijuana Activist Matt Mernagh Guides You Through Strains In New Book

Longtime Canadian marijuana activist Matt Mernagh has a brand new book out that may come in handy for residents in Washington who plan to dabble with the recently-legalized substance.

CBS Seattle–06/26/2013

File photo of a person smoking a marijuana cigarette. (Photo by PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Path To Legal Pot A Long, Wild Trip

It’s one thing to legalize marijuana. It’s another to figure out how to sell it, grow it, regulate it, test it and tax it.

CBS Seattle–05/16/2013

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

State Releases Draft Rules For Pot Industry

Officials in Washington state took their first stab at setting rules for the state’s new marijuana industry Thursday, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults.

05/16/2013

File photo of a marijuana leaf. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocates Eye Legalizing Marijuana In Alaska

Alaska, known for its live-and-let-live lifestyle, is poised to become the next battleground in the push to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

04/26/2013

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Zoning Changes Could Keep Marijuana Out Of Local Tourist Spots

Some members of the Seattle City Council are proposing restrictions on where marijuana sales take place in the city, according to KIRO TV.

CBS Seattle–04/24/2013

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Change To Timeline On When State Will Issue Pot Growing And Processing Licenses

Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses — and that means legal marijuana sales likely won’t begin before spring of next year.

CBS Seattle–04/18/2013

Drugged driving accounted for more than 28 percent of traffic deaths in 2010, which is 16 percent more than it was in 1999. (Getty Images)

For State Government Bean-Counter, A Pot Education

Mike Steenhout, the married, minivan-driving father of a small child is a “weed guy” — one of the dozens of Washington state workers involved in the creation and regulation of the nation’s first legal marijuana industry.

CBS Seattle–04/18/2013

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