recreational marijuana

Washington state’s first government-sanctioned pot auction saw more than 300 pounds of marijuana sold to recreational retailers and processors for an estimated $600,000 on Saturday.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Marijuana Grower To Auction Off His Crop

Randy Williams, the owner of Fireweed Farms in the Yakima Valley, said the auction will occur Saturday at his 450-plant outdoor farm

CBS Seattle–11/13/2014

Washington state’s first government-sanctioned pot auction saw more than 300 pounds of marijuana sold to recreational retailers and processors for an estimated $600,000 on Saturday.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Oregon Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana

State officials will regulate the sale and taxation of cannabis products for adults 21 years of age and older.

11/04/2014

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Oregon Cities Scramble To Tax Pot Before Its Legal

At least 20 Oregon cities and counties are racing to approve taxes on marijuana in case voters legalize its recreational use in November

CBS Seattle–10/07/2014

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)

Seattle’s About To Get Its Second Legal Pot Shop

The Washington state Liquor Control Board has licensed a second legal pot shop in Seattle

CBS Seattle–09/25/2014

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Spokane Sewage Could Be Tested For Marijuana Level

The author of Washington’s recreational marijuana law has suggested that Spokane test its sewage for traces of the cannabis chemical THC, to get a more accurate picture of pot use by residents

CBS Seattle–09/24/2014

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Agency Leaders Prep For Oregon Pot Vote

In the months before a marijuana legalization measure goes before voters, the leadership of Oregon’s largest agencies quietly convened high-level meetings to discuss how to deal with it.

CBS Seattle–09/22/2014

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Marijuana To Boost Washington State Tax Revenue By $25M In The Next Year

Legal marijuana could boost Washington state’s tax revenue by $25 million by next July, with an estimated $200 million increase by mid-2017, according to state economists.

09/18/2014

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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

File photo of police officer issuing a ticket (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: Homeless People, African-American Males Most Likely To Be Ticketed For Public Pot Use

An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else

CBS Seattle–07/23/2014

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Seattle’s Only Legal Pot Shop Now Out Of Pot

Owner James Lathrop says Cannabis City sold its last bag of marijuana at 5 p.m. Thursday, and he doesn’t expect to get any more supply for 10 to 15 days.

CBS Seattle–07/11/2014

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