Marijuana

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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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Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.

09/01/2014

Would-be pot salesman Tedd Wetherbee sued the Tacoma suburb to overturn its pot shop ban, but the judge ruled against him. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Judge Upholds Fife’s Pot Ban

Case could set precedence for other Washington communities that want to block the sale of marijuana.

08/29/2014

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Cannabis Cuisine Rises In Wake Of Legalization

Cannabis cuisine is a small niche in the culinary world but one that is drawing more interest as the legalization movement moves pot closer to the mainstream.

CBS Seattle–08/29/2014

Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keidel: Josh Gordon And NFL Policy

It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension

08/29/2014

A couple dances and smokes marijuana. (credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Pot-Smoking Couples Have Low Rates Of Domestic Violence

Married couples that smoke pot have a lower rate of domestic violence, a new study finds.

08/27/2014

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Colorado Man Claims Pot Brownies Made Him Kill His Wife

Defense attorneys claimed Richard Kirk was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy before shooting his wife.

08/22/2014

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Washington Regulators Say “No” To Marijuana Buses

There goes the marijuana party bus idea. Washington state regulators have told charter and tour bus operators that marijuana use by passengers is prohibited.

CBS Seattle–08/22/2014

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$3.8 Million In 1st Month Of Washington Post Sales

During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes.

CBS Seattle–08/08/2014

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