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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)

Lawsuit: State Can’t Tax Marijuana Because Pot Is Illegal On Federal Level

Washington State should be barred from collecting thousands of dollars in state and local marijuana taxes from an authorized marijuana dispensary and its owner because there are already pending federal charges, a lawsuit filed in federal court claims.

05/12/2014

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ACLU Report: Pot Charges Plummet In Washington

A primary backer of Washington’s legalization of marijuana is reporting a massive drop in pot possession charges last year.

CBS Seattle–03/19/2014

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How Legal Pot Laws Differ In Washington, Colorado

The legal marijuana industries in Washington and Colorado will differ in some big ways.

CBS Seattle–10/16/2013

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Panel Approves Rules For Washington Pot Industry

Washington state has approved rules for its new legal marijuana industry.

CBS Seattle–10/16/2013

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SPD Responds To ‘Colbert Report’ Pot Satire

The political satire show The Colbert Report poked fun at the new marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado on Tuesday night’s show in a segment called “Pot Laws & Pointers.”

CBS Seattle–10/09/2013

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Sets Max Of 334 Marijuana Stores, 21 In Seattle

The state Liquor Control Board is proposing there be a maximum of 334 locations that sell recreational marijuana in Washington.

CBS Seattle–09/04/2013

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Drug Abuse Groups: DOJ Legal Pot Stance Wrong

A collection of drug abuse prevention groups is asking the Justice Department how it will know whether its acceptance of recreational marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado affects public health.

CBS Seattle–09/04/2013

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Marijuana Expert Suggests State Contract With Feds

A professor who serves as a lead consultant on implementing Washington state’s marijuana law has suggested that the U.S. Department of Justice enter into contracts with both Washington and Colorado

CBS Seattle–08/22/2013

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Seattle Hempfest 2013 [GALLERY]

Hundreds of thousands expected at Seattle’s Hempfest 2013.

CBS Seattle–08/16/2013

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Legal Marijuana Opposition Group Launches Local Chapter

A national group that opposes efforts to legalize marijuana is launching a new Washington chapter, but it’s not pushing for the repeal of the state’s new recreational pot law.

CBS Seattle–07/11/2013

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