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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

Martin Nickerson Jr. has sued Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state tax chief Carol Nelson in federal court, arguing that he cannot be taxed on the state and local levels because he’s already being federally prosecuted, Courthouse News Service reports. His attorneys argue that he is unable to defend himself from state tax charges because he would be forced to waive his Fifth Amendment rights by responding to the local tax charges. (credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: State Can’t Tax Marijuana Because Pot Is Illegal On Federal Level

Washington State should be barred from collecting thousands of dollars in state and local marijuana taxes from an authorized marijuana dispensary and its owner because there are already pending federal charges, a lawsuit filed in federal court claims.

05/12/2014

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Lottery Week For Pot Retail Licenses

A lottery is being held this week for 334 licenses the state of Washington plans to issue for the recreational marijuana stores.

CBS Seattle–04/21/2014

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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

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month. (Photo by David McNew/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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