Nov 29 | Snohomish County Sheriff issues marijuana FAQs
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has released and posted the following information to assist the agency’s officers and staff, as well as the public, to clarify the impact Initiative 502 may have in Snohomish County.
Nov 29 | In Colorado, No Playbook for New Marijuana Law
Washington’s law, called I-502, takes effect on Dec. 6, which also leaves a year of limbo during which the state licensing system will not yet exist, but legalized possession will. And there are thorny mechanical questions that must be resolved during that time, like how to balance the state’s mandate of “adequate access” to licensed marijuana with its prohibitions on cannabis businesses within 1,000 feet of a school, park, playground or child care center.
Nov 29 | TSA says flying between Colorado and Washington with herb will be okay...sort of
We posed our question to TSA spokesman David Castelveter earlier this week, and the response we received is somewhat ambiguous. Basically, Castelveter told us that looking for marijuana isn't a priority for TSA agents. In fact, he revealed that the TSA doesn't search specifically for drugs at all. But if marijuana is found during a screening, agents will refer the matter to local law enforcement -- who may care a lot more than the TSA does.
Nov 28 | Pot legalization no free ride to smoke on campus
Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and they get millions of dollars in funding from the federal government, which still considers pot illegal. With the money comes a requirement for a drug-free campus, and the threat of expulsion for students using pot in the dorms. "Everything we've seen is that nothing changes for us," said Darin Watkins, a spokesman for Washington State University in Pullman.
Nov 28 | UW students still waiting for the marijuana tooth fairy
Here’s another wrinkle: Even if you’re of age and smoking in private, you still might be up the proverbial creek if you’re on a school campus that receives federal funding. With that funding comes the obligation to comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug Free Workplace Act.
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Nov 28 | Accountant's indictment tossed in medical pot case
Federal prosecutors unlawfully obtained an indictment against a Missoula medical marijuana provider's accountant by using statements she made when she was immune from prosecution, a judge has ruled.
Nov 28 | Police raid marijuana operation in downtown Issaquah home
Police discovered more than 150 marijuana plants during a raid on a downtown Issaquah home, and later arrested a 52-year-old man involved in the grow operation. Officers surrounded a home in the 100 block of Northwest Dogwood Street at about 11:30 a.m. Nov. 20 to serve a search warrant. Police called for occupants to come outside and, after officers realized the home was empty, entered the building and discovered the plants.
Nov 28 | Pot Legalization No Free Ride to Smoke on Campus
But the laws are fraught with complications, especially at places like college campuses. At Washington State, students who violate the code face a variety of punishments, up to expulsion, Watkins said. The same is true at the University of Colorado Boulder, where the student code of conduct prohibits possessing, cultivating or consuming illegal drugs.
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Nov 28 | Snohomish starts drafting marijuana rules
The City Council acknowledged last week it was time to address regulations for medical marijuana use now that the voters have legalized the recreational use of the drug. But the moratorium on medical marijuana gardens that was adopted in 2011 will stay in place for up to another six months as the city works on establishing regulations. The council voted last week to extend the moratorium.
Nov 27 | Washington Dispensary Owners Against Marijuana Legalization
As voters in Washington state this month legalized marijuana for recreational use, they overrode the concerted lobbying of a conspicuous interest group: The dispensaries that already had the right to sell marijuana for medical use, and who now risk relinquishing that lucrative marketplace to new competitors.