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Alaska Pro-Pot Group Offers $9K Challenge To Opponents

The first volley in the fight over the ballot measure to make recreational use in Alaska legal has been served.

CBS Seattle–04/17/2014

The FBI will not offer nationwide background checks for individuals seeking to purchase a legal marijuana business in the state. (Getty Images)

FBI Refusing To Run Background Checks On People Trying To Run Legal Marijuana Businesses

FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in the state.

03/14/2014

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1st Washington Pot License Goes To Guy Named Green

Sean Green, a medical marijuana dispensary operator from Spokane, is due to be issued a producer-processor license under the state’s recreational pot law at the Liquor Control Board meeting in Olympia on Wednesday morning.

CBS Seattle–03/05/2014

One month after the legalization of recreational marijuana use, Coloradans have mixed feelings about the law. (Getty Images)

Colorado Mulls Lessons From 1st Month Of Pot Sales

Poll shows Coloradans still support legal weed but worry it tarnishes the image of the state.

02/10/2014

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Wash. Tries To Collect More In Medical Pot Taxes

The state is trying to collect more taxes from Washington’s unregulated medical marijuana system, even as lawmakers are considering whether to completely overhaul it.

CBS Seattle–12/31/2013

Bellingham Lifts Moratorium On Recreational Marijuana Businesses

The Bellingham City Council voted Monday night to lift a moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses.

08/13/2013

Drugged driving accounted for more than 28 percent of traffic deaths in 2010, which is 16 percent more than it was in 1999. (Getty Images)

Marijuana Headed To Farmers Markets?

A Colorado businessman is on a mission to start selling marijuana right next to potatoes, tomatoes and bread at farmers markets and his inspiration comes from Seattle’s own NW Cannabis Farmers Market.

CBS Seattle–07/12/2013

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Gov. Inslee Signs Pot Law Changes

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.

CBS Seattle–05/01/2013