Jun 18 | Washington lawmakers want answer from feds on pot
Members of the Washington state congressional delegation are asking that the federal government take a hands-off approach to enforcement of marijuana laws in Washington.
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Jun 18 | Everything wrong about medical marijuana marketing in California, in a single snapshot
I snapped this photo of a popular medical marijuana dispensary storefront in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles last week. To me, it represents everything bone-headed about the way LA area pot shops (which operate in a legal gray zone in a conflicting patchwork of federal, state, and local laws) market themselves.
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Jun 18 | UPDATE: Collective marijuana gardens still hazy in Woodland
The Woodland City Council is split on whether to end a temporary moratorium on collective marijuana gardens and allow them to bud within specifically zoned areas of the city.
Jun 18 | Casual marijuana use becomes common on TV
Only minutes into this season’s “Mad Men” premiere, Megan Draper giddily pulled out two joints she’d hidden in her bikini, and she and Don proceeded to get high, setting the tone for the season. Reality shows about the cannabis market abound, from “Weed Country” and “Pot Cops” to pot-related material in scripted series such as “The Office,” “Parenthood,” “The Big C,” “Homeland,” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
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Jun 18 | Jamen Shively's Diego Pellicer Marijuana Retail Plan Under Fire From Industry Peers
NEW YORK -- A marijuana industry executive's plans to become the retail face of legalized cannabis appear to be going up in smoke.
Jun 17 | Marijuana Advocate Rolling His Way To The White House
TAYLOR (WWJ) – A local man says he is “rolling to the White House.”
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Jun 17 | Businessman tries his luck at building pot brand
SEATTLE (AP) — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.
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Jun 17 | Setting up a marijuana market in Washington from scratch
Following voter initiatives last year, Washington and Colorado are writing up regulations to license recreational-marijuana producers and retailers and to tax sales, which are still illegal under federal law.
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Jun 17 | Marijuana Growing Could Hamper Seattle's Climate Change Goals
The Seattle City Council is embracing a wide-ranging action plan to address climate change. But it’s also considering zoning for a new power-hungry business: indoor marijuana growing.
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Jun 16 | Washington delegation in Congress drags feet on marijuana
WASHINGTON — It's been seven months since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana in defiance of federal law — and contrary to the personal beliefs of most of the state's representatives in Congress.