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February 21, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Marijuana bills advance in Olympia

The Associated Press Two marijuana-related bills are advancing in Olympia. A House committee Thursday OK’d a measure that would let people quickly vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions in Washington state. And a Senate committee advanced a measure providing arrest protection for patients under the state’s medical marijuana law. Washington voters last fall approved Initiative 502, legalizing the possession of…

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July 23, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Medical marijuana protests in Seattle on eve of Obama visit

A small group of medical-marijuana advocates tried to get arrested outside President Obama’s Seattle campaign headquarters today, to spotlight what they consider his failure to follow through on a 2008 campaign promise. The group — about 40 patients, advocates and operators of medical-marijuana dispensaries — were turned away at the Rainier Avenue South building about noon,…

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