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Feds OK Pot Background Checks By State

After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.

CBS Seattle–04/10/2014

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Senate: No Tax Breaks For Pot Production

The Senate has unanimously passed a measure that would exclude producers of marijuana and marijuana-infused products from qualifying for agriculture tax breaks.

CBS Seattle–03/04/2014

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State Cuts Size, Number Of Legal Marijuana Grows

Washington state is dealing with a glut of would-be legal marijuana growers by cutting back on the number of licenses it issues and the maximum size of pot farms.

CBS Seattle–02/19/2014

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No Welcome Yet For Pot Shops In Many WA Cities

Sales of recreational marijuana are due to start in Washington around late spring, but there’s no welcome mat — at least not yet — for pot businesses in dozens of cities around the state.

CBS Seattle–01/02/2014

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Study: Legalizing Pot Could Cause More Accidental Consumption Incidents In Kids

A new study has found that more children are accidentally ingesting marijuana now that the drug has been legalized in several states.

CBS Seattle–05/28/2013