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Some Wash. Police Dogs Not Smelling Pot Anymore

When Dusty, a 19-month-old black Labrador, walked past a pipe full of marijuana during a recent police search of a house, he was doing exactly what his handler hoped.

05/31/2013

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State Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Tax Medical Pot Sales

Democratic Reps. Ross Hunter of Medina and Reuven Carlyle of Seattle introduced a bill Thursday that would tax marijuana sales from dispensaries 25 percent.

CBS Seattle–02/07/2013

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Two Local Men Cited In Central Oregon For Carrying 40 Pounds Of Marijuana

Oregon State Police say 40 pounds of marijuana have been seized in a Grants Pass-area motel parking lot. Detectives with the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement team responded to assist city police Monday at the parking lot where the city officers had gone on an unrelated disturbance call.

CBS Seattle–02/06/2013

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Effort Building To Change US Pot Laws

An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a federal pot tax.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2013

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Washington State Officials Hiring Weed Consultant

Wanted: A green thumb with extensive knowledge of the black, or at least gray, market.

CBS Seattle–01/30/2013

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Keeping Pot Within Its Borders Will Be A Challenge For Washington

So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state’s legal pot within its borders. But Gov. Jay Inslee insists there are ways to prevent the bulk smuggling of the state’s newest cash crop into the black market, including digitally tracking weed to ensure that it goes from where it is grown to the stores where it is sold.

CBS Seattle–01/29/2013

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Inslee: Washington Will Keep Progressing On Legal Pot

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, but came away no further enlightened about how the federal government will respond to last fall’s votes in Washington and Colorado that set up legal markets for marijuana.

CBS Seattle–01/23/2013

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Board Announces Forums For Public Input On Legal Pot

Members of the public are getting their chance to influence the creation of a legal marijuana market in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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Legal Marijuana Proponents Celebrate At Seattle Ceneter [Video]

Roughly 200 people made their way down to Seattle Center for a 12:01 am celebration of the legalization of marijuana in Washington. Though smoking in public is still not legal, Seattle Police agreed not to cite anyone early Thursday morning for doing so.

CBS Seattle–12/06/2012

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Space Needle Smoke-Out Planned, SPD Provides Pot Use Guide

Legal marijuana possession becomes a reality Thursday, but some people plan to celebrate the new law by technically breaking it.

CBS Seattle–12/05/2012

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