Marijuana

File photo of marijuana plants. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Alaska Governor Introduces Bill To Create Marijuana Board

Lawmakers are being asked to create a new board to draft marijuana industry regulations.

02/23/2015

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Feds Drop Prosecution In Medical Marijuana Case

The Justice Department has dropped its case against a 70-year-old man charged in a northeastern Washington marijuana grow after he was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

CBS Seattle–02/19/2015

File photo of marijuana plants. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington State Looks To Share Marijuana Taxes With Cities

Under bills introduced in both houses in Olympia, the state would share a chunk of its marijuana tax revenue with cities and counties — but only if they allow approved marijuana businesses in their jurisdictions. It’s an approach that has worked to some degree in Colorado, said Kevin Bommer, deputy director of the Colorado Municipal League.

CBS Seattle–02/03/2015

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State Aims To Share Marijuana Taxes With Cities

Washington legalized marijuana more than two years ago, but in much of the state, there’s still no place to get the sanctioned stuff: More than 100 cities and counties have banned pot businesses, posing a big hurdle as officials try to undermine the black market.

CBS Seattle–02/02/2015

Native American tribes can legalize marijuana on their lands.

Feds Give Indian Tribes OK To Legalize Pot

The Justice Department says Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands, as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug.

12/11/2014

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Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Olympia Man With Nearly 800 Pain Pills

Oregon State Police say a trooper who pulled over the driver of a Dodge Charger reportedly traveling 92 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 5 noticed a package of what appeared to be oxycodone tablets on the passenger’s lap.

CBS Seattle–12/05/2014

An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug. (File photo. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Researchers Developing Portable Marijuana Breathalyzer

Researchers at Washington State University are developing a breath test for marijuana that would be similar to current alcohol detection methods, but would indicate levels of THC active in a driver’s system.

12/02/2014

Washington state’s first government-sanctioned pot auction saw more than 300 pounds of marijuana sold to recreational retailers and processors for an estimated $600,000 on Saturday.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Marijuana Grower To Auction Off His Crop

Randy Williams, the owner of Fireweed Farms in the Yakima Valley, said the auction will occur Saturday at his 450-plant outdoor farm

CBS Seattle–11/13/2014

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Alaska Voters Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Alaska voters have narrowly approved the recreational use of marijuana, joining three other states and the nation’s capital in legalizing the drug.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2014

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