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Marijuana Growing Isn’t As ‘Green’ As You Think

Growing marijuana plants may seem like a pretty eco-friendly business model, but according to a new analysis, marijuana grows in the United States have a pretty significant negative impact on the environment.

CBS Seattle–03/27/2014

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Lawmakers: No Tax Breaks For Pot Production

Marijuana producers in Washington state would be prohibited from qualifying for agriculture tax breaks under a bill considered Tuesday by state lawmakers.

CBS Seattle–01/21/2014

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Party To Celebrate Legal Pot Anniversary

Friday marks the first anniversary of the day Washington’s legal marijuana law took effect, and hundreds of people are expected to celebrate by lighting up beneath the Space Needle at a party permitted by the city of Seattle.

CBS Seattle–12/06/2013

Seattle's mayoral hopefuls this year have been stumbling over each other as they try to appeal to the city's left-leaning voters, making promises that would be liabilities in many other parts of the country. (Photo by Dana Nalbandian/Getty Images for Free The Children)

Seattle Mayor Candidates Compete For Left-Wing Votes

Seattle’s mayoral hopefuls this year have been stumbling over each other as they try to appeal to the city’s left-leaning voters, making promises that would be liabilities in many other parts of the country.

10/15/2013

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Court: Medical Necessity OK Reason For Marijuana

People busted for marijuana can argue they needed it for medical reasons, even if they failed to follow the requirements of the state’s medical marijuana law, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday.

CBS Seattle–09/20/2013

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Feds Seek To Legalize Marijuana Industry Banking

The Justice Department will work to make it possible for financial institutions to do business with the legitimate marijuana industry, the deputy attorney general told Congress Tuesday.

CBS Seattle–09/11/2013

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Keeping Pot Within Its Borders Will Be A Challenge For Washington

So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state’s legal pot within its borders. But Gov. Jay Inslee insists there are ways to prevent the bulk smuggling of the state’s newest cash crop into the black market, including digitally tracking weed to ensure that it goes from where it is grown to the stores where it is sold.

CBS Seattle–01/29/2013

Over 400 Marijuana Stores Ordered To Close As City Regulates Industry

Pro-Pot Campaign Reaches $6M

The campaign to legalize, regulate and tax the sale of marijuana for adults in Washington state raised more than $500,000 in the second half of this month, putting it at over $6 million in total contributions.

CBS Seattle–10/31/2012

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Marijuana Backers Pushing For Conservative Votes

Appealing to Western individualism and a mistrust of federal government, activists in favor of legalizing marijuana have lined up some prominent conservatives, from one-time presidential hopefuls Tom Tancredo and Ron Paul to Republican-turned-Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

CBS Seattle–10/16/2012

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Ex-Feds Sticking Up For Pot In New Local TV Ads

The campaign to legalize and tax recreational marijuana sales for those over 21 in Washington is launching a new television ad campaign Thursday featuring former federal law enforcement officials.

CBS Seattle–10/10/2012

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