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Advocates Eye Legalizing Marijuana In Alaska

Alaska, known for its live-and-let-live lifestyle, is poised to become the next battleground in the push to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

04/26/2013

New Wash. Legal Pot Law Jeopardizes Prosecutions

Prosecutors and crime lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their ability to go after any pot crimes at all, and they’re calling for an immediate fix in the Legislature.

04/24/2013

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New Bill Would Ease State-Federal Pot Conflict

A bill introduced in Congress would fix the conflict between the federal government’s marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recreational use.

CBS Seattle–04/12/2013

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Seattle Cops Give Pot Dealers Warning Letters

Seattle police are handing out warning letters to some marijuana dealers contacted by undercover narcotics detectives.

04/03/2013

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Oregon Couple Claims Smell Of Neighbors’ Medical Marijuana Makes Them Ill

Though normally touted for its therapeutic effects, medical marijuana is taking a negative toll on the lives of one local couple.

04/02/2013

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Public Health Groups Weigh In On Legal Pot

Washington state should be conservative in how much legal marijuana it allows to be sold and strict in how it regulates pot advertising, a group of local public health and substance abuse prevention organizations says.

CBS Seattle–03/12/2013

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State Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Tax Medical Pot Sales

Democratic Reps. Ross Hunter of Medina and Reuven Carlyle of Seattle introduced a bill Thursday that would tax marijuana sales from dispensaries 25 percent.

CBS Seattle–02/07/2013

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Report: Smoking Pot Linked To Elevated Stroke Risk In Young Adults

A new study has found a connection between smoking marijuana – often informally referred to as “pot” or “weed” – and an increase in stroke risk for young adults.

02/06/2013

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Two Local Men Cited In Central Oregon For Carrying 40 Pounds Of Marijuana

Oregon State Police say 40 pounds of marijuana have been seized in a Grants Pass-area motel parking lot. Detectives with the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement team responded to assist city police Monday at the parking lot where the city officers had gone on an unrelated disturbance call.

CBS Seattle–02/06/2013

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Keeping Pot Within Its Borders Will Be A Challenge For Washington

So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state’s legal pot within its borders. But Gov. Jay Inslee insists there are ways to prevent the bulk smuggling of the state’s newest cash crop into the black market, including digitally tracking weed to ensure that it goes from where it is grown to the stores where it is sold.

CBS Seattle–01/29/2013

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