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Marijuana Forum Thursday Night In Seattle

The state Liquor Control Board holds the second of a series of forums on legal marijuana sales Thursday night at Seattle City Hall.

CBS Seattle–01/24/2013

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Inslee: Washington Will Keep Progressing On Legal Pot

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, but came away no further enlightened about how the federal government will respond to last fall’s votes in Washington and Colorado that set up legal markets for marijuana.

CBS Seattle–01/23/2013

File photo of a marijuana cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Board Announces Forums For Public Input On Legal Pot

Members of the public are getting their chance to influence the creation of a legal marijuana market in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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Seattle Police Loosens Pot Rules For Applicants

The Seattle police department says it is loosening rules on past marijuana use by applicants. Police officials say the change in policy comes because voters legalized the recreational use of pot by approving Initiative 502.

CBS Seattle–12/18/2012

File photo of a man with a joint (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Smokers Celebrate As Wash. Legalizes Marijuana

The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle’s Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is legal under Washington state law.

12/06/2012

File photo of a man with a joint (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

State College Campuses Remain Pot-Free Despite Legalization

Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and they get millions of dollars in funding from the federal government, which still considers pot illegal.

CBS Seattle–11/28/2012

Governor Christine Greogire (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Gregoire: No Fed Decision Yet On Pot Legalization

Governor Gregoire says the federal government still hasn’t decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing marijuana in her state and Colorado.

CBS Seattle–11/13/2012

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Legalized Marijuana Backers To Take Cause To Salem

Rebuffed by voters, proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana use in Oregon will take their cause to the Legislature, but persuading lawmakers will be a longshot.

11/07/2012

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Mexican Think Tank: States Should Legalize Pot To Curb Drug Cartels

A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington could cut Mexican drug cartels’ earnings from traffic to the U.S. by as much as 30 percent.

11/06/2012

A protester weard a mask in the shape of marijuana plants during a demo for its legalization (Photo credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / GettyImages)

Ore. Pot Measure Struggles As Wash., Colo. Thrive

As marijuana legalization efforts in Colorado and Washington pick up steam, a similar push in Oregon seems to be going up in smoke.

10/03/2012

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