Oct 17 | The Central District’s forthcoming pot hub
Following a Liquor Control Board meeting on October 8, and the recent decision by the federal government to keep any marijuana retailers 1,000 feet away from “an elementary or secondary school, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park, public transit center, library, or arcade where admission is not restricted to those age 21 and older,” the Liquor Control Board has found that the only suitable place for a marijuana retailer is on the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street in the Central District, which may house numerous marijuana shops in 2014. However, the decision has left some residents unhappy.
Oct 17 | Slovakia to Drop Marijuana Seeds from Drug List
Marijuana seeds will no longer be illegal in Slovakia as of March 2014, according to a report in the Slovak Spectator. The decision came Wednesday in a proposal from the Health Ministry.
Oct 17 | Newsom, ACLU look to legalize marijuana
Marijuana advocates took a step toward making California the third state to legalize the drug for adult recreational use Thursday when Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the American Civil Liberties Union opened a campaign intended to land a measure before voters during the next presidential election.
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Oct 17 | Mayor Signs Pot Law, Criticizes Medical Cannabis Provision
Earlier today Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed an ordinance to create legal pot zoning in the city. This was the last day he could sign or veto the legislation—everything is last minute in pot-loving Seattle—and the mayor pondered the decision at length because he disapproves of a clause that requires medical cannabis dispensaries to shut down if our action-oriented state legislature doesn't create a special license for them next year.
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Oct 17 | Brooklyn Has a Weed Fairy
New York is filled with scamps and scoundrels, perverts and pranksters, so when Brooklyn-via-Denver musician Travis Egedy, also known as Pictureplane, discovered a poster taped to a subway wall with a pinch of weed attached, he had to wonder: Could this gift be for real? And more importantly, should he smoke it?
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Oct 16 | State pot officials can exhale; rules OK’d after long process
Washington state adopted rules for a legal marijuana system untested on the planet after 10 months of research, wrangling with the feds and wrestling with regulations for the exploding popularity of hash oil. Next up: licensing pot entrepreneurs.
Oct 16 | Woodland to continue marijuana moratorium
With the establishment of marijuana as a legal substance in the State of Washington, the result of passage of Initiative 502 almost a year ago, cities and municipalities have been trying to decide how to proceed with the issue in their communities.
Oct 16 | Pierce County Council could set up roadblocks to marijuana trade
Marijuana entrepreneurs could have a hard time operating in unincorporated Pierce County under two alternatives being considered by the County Council. One alternative would require federal approval to license a marijuana business; the other would prohibit marijuana operations altogether.
Oct 16 | Public hearing on interim pot rules Oct. 23
EVERETT - The Everett City Council seems to be OK with the city’s proposed interim zoning regulations for recreational marijuana retail shops, and production and processing businesses.
Oct 16 | Washington Regulator Adopts Final Pot Rules
SEATTLE, WA — The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced that it has adopted final rules to regulate the legal cannabis industry. The agency will file a formal document, called a CR 103, later this week. In a bit of a stoner move, the agency accidently announced that it had already formally filed that document—“ya man, I totally took care of that”—and had to issue a corrected press release.