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Seattle Times coverage of pot policy, culture and lifestyle.

October 17, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Judge agrees: Cities and counties can ban pot businesses

A Chelan County judge ruled cities and counties can ban pot businesses, according to a news release from the State Attorney General’s office, which intervened in the case. The ruling agrees with that of a Pierce County judge about a similar case regarding the city of Fife. In Fife, a prospective marijuana retailer was suing the city and hoped…


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October 16, 2014 at 11:20 AM

State Liquor Control Board posts pot sales, fines online for banks

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE (AP) — Banking remains a thorny issue for legal marijuana businesses, but regulators in Washington state are trying to make it easier for financial institutions to track their pot-related customers. In the last few days, the state’s Liquor Control Board has started posting the sales activity of licensed marijuana growers, sellers and processers…


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October 14, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Entrepreneur moved across country to Seattle to make pot-infused syrups

Jamie Hoffman holds two flavors of marijuana-infused syrups at her Wallingford business, Craft Elixirs.  (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Jamie Hoffman holds two flavors of marijuana-infused syrups at her Wallingford business, Craft Elixirs. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Meet Jamie Hoffman, a Chicago entrepreneur who moved across the country and cashed in savings accounts to found Craft Elixirs, a company that makes pot-infused syrups that you could put on toast or in a salad.


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October 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Zoots edibles on shelves Friday

Seattle’s first edibles processor, Db3, will launch its Zoots products Friday. “It’s a huge milestone,” said Patrick Devlin, who owns the company with his brothers. Two Seattle stores, Cannabis City and Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, will carry the Zoots brand. Herbal Nation in Bothell and Bellevue’s Green Theory also will have the product tomorrow. Devlin said three…


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October 8, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Pot-shop pop: Marijuana soda explodes at Bellingham store

AP/BELLINGHAM — Bottles of marijuana-infused soda delivered to a Bellingham pot shop started exploding on the store shelf. The manager of Top Shelf Cannabis, Zach Henifin, told KOMO  “It sounded like a shotgun going off.” No one was injured at the store. Henifin wore a face guard and protective clothing to move more than 300 bottles to a…


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October 6, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Protest at Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop; Will Oregon legalize?

It was a busy weekend on the pot scene and for our coverage in The Seattle Times. In Seattle’s Central District, protesters voiced their objections to Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, which opened last week. About 150 churchgoers shouted “shut it down” outside the store, which was the second state-licensed retail pot store in Seattle. Alexa Vaughn…


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October 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Ocean Greens to become Seattle’s third state-licensed pot shop

The legal pot market seems to be picking up steam. Ocean Greens owner Oltion Hyseni announced his store will open at 4:20 p.m. Thursday. His business will become Seattle’s third state-licensed marijuana store. He said he thinks Ocean Greens has acquired enough supply to stay open, but will “beta test for two weeks just to make…


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September 30, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Uncle Ike’s becomes second licensed pot retailer in Seattle

Finally, Seattle has a second pot store. Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, in the Central District, opened its doors to a steady stream of customers Tuesday, nearly three months after the first state-licensed pot stores launched. The opening at 23rd Avenue and East Union Street drew customers of all types, including neighbors and tourists, nurses and rock…


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