Part flavor experiment, part green recycling, part promotion and bolstered by the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pot excess has been fed to the hogs by their owners, pig farmer Jeremy Gross and Seattle butcher William von Schneidau, since earlier this year.
It’s one thing to legalize marijuana. It’s another to figure out how to sell it, grow it, regulate it, test it and tax it.
Washington finalized swift changes to the state’s definition of marijuana Wednesday after prosecutors and crime lab scientists expressed concern about the technical aspects of a voter-approved legalization initiative.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle police are handing out warning letters to some marijuana dealers contacted by undercover narcotics detectives.
Though normally touted for its therapeutic effects, medical marijuana is taking a negative toll on the lives of one local couple.
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.
Democratic Reps. Ross Hunter of Medina and Reuven Carlyle of Seattle introduced a bill Thursday that would tax marijuana sales from dispensaries 25 percent.