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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

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

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