Lawmakers are being asked to create a new board to draft marijuana industry regulations.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Randy Williams, the owner of Fireweed Farms in the Yakima Valley, said the auction will occur Saturday at his 450-plant outdoor farm
Alaska voters have narrowly approved the recreational use of marijuana, joining three other states and the nation’s capital in legalizing the drug.