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.
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.
Some members of the Seattle City Council are proposing restrictions on where marijuana sales take place in the city, according to KIRO TV.
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.
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.
A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that the majority of Americans would be in favor of the legalization of marijuana.
A tiny number of bars, cafes and private clubs are catering to the new stoner class in Washington and Colorado since voters last fall made them the first states to legalize marijuana for adults over 21.
Washington state has tentatively chosen a Massachusetts-based firm led by a University of California, Los Angeles, professor to be its official marijuana consultant.
Washington state should be conservative in how much legal marijuana it allows to be sold and strict in how it regulates pot advertising, a group of local public health and substance abuse prevention organizations says.
Two marijuana-related bills advanced Thursday in Olympia, with legislative committees giving their OK to one measure that would block police from arresting medical marijuana patients and another that would let people have misdemeanor pot convictions erased.