Marijuana

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Oregon, Alaska Are Ground Zero In Pot Fight

Backers of the legal-pot ballot measures in both states have a challenge that their predecessors in Colorado and Washington state didn’t face two years ago — increasing turnout of young voters in a midterm election.

CBS Seattle–1 hour ago

850 seeds were imported from the Netherlands, and oil extracted from about half of the plants will be given to 200 patients  in Chile. (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

First Marijuana Planted For Medical Use In Chile

The South American country’s experiment adds to an international trend of easing restrictions on marijuana for medical or personal use.

18 hours ago

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Clarkston To Weigh Banning Marijuana Sales

A town on the border of Washington and Idaho will weigh a ban on marijuana sales.

10/25/2014

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Marijuana-Infused Soda Explodes On Pot Shop Store Shelf

Bottles of marijuana-infused soda delivered to a Bellingham pot shop started exploding on the store shelf.

10/08/2014

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Spokane Sewage Could Be Tested For Marijuana Level

The author of Washington’s recreational marijuana law has suggested that Spokane test its sewage for traces of the cannabis chemical THC, to get a more accurate picture of pot use by residents

CBS Seattle–09/24/2014

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Dozens Of Washington Pot-Shop Applications In Jeopardy

Washington state is warning dozens of people who applied to run legal marijuana shops that their chance of getting a license is in jeopardy.

CBS Seattle–09/18/2014

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House Passes ‘No Welfare For Weed’ Bill

Bill would make it harder for people to use government benefit payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.

09/16/2014

The study suggests pot smokers use the drug to feel better, but that can lead to greater dependence on the drug. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Marijuana Smokers May Use Drug To Cope With Negative Emotions

Pot smokers reported using the drug to help them feel better, but it may lead to a vicious circle of dependence.

09/15/2014

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Legal Pot Grows Add New Demand To Northwest Power Grid

Regional power planners say indoor marijuana grow operations in Washington state could need as much electricity over the next two decades equal to what a small Northwest city consumes.

CBS Seattle–09/10/2014

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Legal Or Not, The Pot Business Is Still Wacky

The tangle of rules and regulations that govern whether and how it can be grown, bought and sold create complexity and ambiguity that cause major headaches for marijuana businesses — and enticing opportunities for those who want to exploit it.

CBS Seattle–09/04/2014

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