Roughly 200 people made their way down to Seattle Center for a 12:01 am celebration of the legalization of marijuana in Washington. Though smoking in public is still not legal, Seattle Police agreed not to cite anyone early Thursday morning for doing so.
Two 13-year-old middle school students in Walla Walla have been arrested for marijuana possession.
With marijuana possession now legal in Washington state, the Seattle Police Department has given its officers some guidance on what to do about public use of pot, which is still banned.
Legal marijuana possession becomes a reality Thursday, but some people plan to celebrate the new law by technically breaking it.
State officials tasked with developing a legal marijuana industry in Washington state have a problem: There’s no similar system anywhere in the world that they can look to for guidance.
Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and they get millions of dollars in funding from the federal government, which still considers pot illegal.
Governor Gregoire says the federal government still hasn’t decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing marijuana in her state and Colorado.
Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire will meet with Deputy Attorney General James Cole on Tuesday to discuss the state’s recent passage of a measure to legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use.
Marijuana legalization votes this week in our state and Colorado don’t just set up an epic state-federal showdown on drug law for residents; the measures also open the door for marijuana tourism.
Rebuffed by voters, proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana use in Oregon will take their cause to the Legislature, but persuading lawmakers will be a longshot.