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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

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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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List Of Pot Store Locations In Washington State

The state Liquor Control Board issued Washington’s first 24 retail marijuana licenses Monday

CBS Seattle–07/08/2014

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Legal Marijuana Goes On Sale In Washington

People began purchasing marijuana at 8 a.m. at Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis

CBS Seattle–07/08/2014

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5 Things To Know About Washington Legal Pot Sales

The nation’s second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago. Here are five things to know about challenges facing the industry…

06/30/2014

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Pot Advocates Have High Hopes For Oregon Ballot

Sponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana are preparing to take boxes stuffed with more than 145,000 signed petitions to the state Capitol on Thursday

CBS Seattle–06/26/2014

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Oregon Organizers Lack ‘Wherewithal’ For Pot Initiative

Marijuana legalization advocate says campaign falls well short of signatures needed to put initiatives on November ballot.

06/23/2014

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Land-Use Ordinance In Yakima Nixes Pot Operations

Yakima County commissioners have unanimously decided to move forward with a land-use ordinance for the county — and as a result, growing, processing and selling recreational marijuana is prohibited in all unincorporated areas of the County.

CBS Seattle–06/10/2014

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Bellevue Approves Sale Of Legal Marijuana

Bellevue, one of Washington’s largest cities, has rejected a ban on the sale of recreational marijuana

CBS Seattle–05/14/2014

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