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Another Possible Booze Price Hike Looms

Booze prices at bars and restaurants in Washington may go up this year as multiple interests fight over rules following the voter-approved privatization of the state’s liquor system.

CBS Seattle–02/24/2014

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State Cuts Size, Number Of Legal Marijuana Grows

Washington state is dealing with a glut of would-be legal marijuana growers by cutting back on the number of licenses it issues and the maximum size of pot farms.

CBS Seattle–02/19/2014

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

No Welcome Yet For Pot Shops In Many WA Cities

Sales of recreational marijuana are due to start in Washington around late spring, but there’s no welcome mat — at least not yet — for pot businesses in dozens of cities around the state.

CBS Seattle–01/02/2014

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Marijuana Business Applications Surpass 3,000

More than 3,700 marijuana business applications have been filed in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–12/24/2013

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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

State officials want to prevent people from smoking marijuana at bars and nightclubs. (Getty Images)

Stake Taking Steps To Make Sure Marijuana Isn’t Used At Bars

Washington’s Liquor Control Board wants to make sure people aren’t using marijuana in bars and nightclubs.

CBS Seattle–10/30/2013

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 a marijuana plant. (credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington State Officials Hiring Weed Consultant

Wanted: A green thumb with extensive knowledge of the black, or at least gray, market.

CBS Seattle–01/30/2013

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Last Call? Seattle Awaits State’s Vote to Extend Bar Hours

Following objections from other cities, Seattle will have to wait a month to know if its efforts to extend bar hours beyond 2 a.m. can go forward.

04/30/2012

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