1 Historic night to fire up on anniversary of legal weed
December 6, 2013
Hundreds of tokers celebrated the anniversary of legal weed in Washington by attending a giant pot party at Seattle Center.
2 Packed hearing on new pot law
January 24, 2013
Some had waited decades for an event like this. Some thought they’d never see it. Hundreds packed Seattle City Hall to express views about rules for the state’s new legal-marijuana law enacted in November 2012 by Initiative 502. “The war is over. We won. Don’t punish us, take our money,” said one pot grower.
3 Medical question mark for state’s pot market
April 6, 2013
Medical marijuana has become a threat, a rival dealer, an enemy of the state in Washington’s strange new world of regulated, taxed recreational pot.
4 Indoor pot production leaves giant carbon footprint
May 11, 2013
The carbon footprint of producing 2.2 pounds of marijuana indoors, one study says, is equivalent to driving across country seven times. Yet almost no one was pushing for cleaner sun-grown weed in the rulemaking for legal pot farms. After this story, the rules were changed to allowed outdoor farming.
5 More rules sought to keep recreational pot from kids
June 12, 2013
Trying to limit youth access to pot is daunting. The alcohol and tobacco industries provide some lessons for public-health advocates. But not all apply to pot.
6 State faces the latest twist in pot law: concentrates
July 2, 2013
State officials struggled to regulate potent marijuana concentrates, such as hash oil. Dangerous amateur production, the use of solvents, and the practice of “dabbing” are among their concerns.
7 Federal memo no pot panacea
August 31, 2013
After eight months of careful review, the federal Department of Justice waved Washington and Colorado on, saying they could proceed with their experiments in legalizing weed. But the federal shift was no panacea for pot.
8 Coming soon: 334 pot stores in Washington state
September 4, 2013
Coming soon: 334 pot stores in the state. State officials set rules for stores and total production aimed at creating a decentralized industry.
9 State AG’s opinion on barring pot businesses stirs doubts
January 16, 2014
Cities and counties can ban or block legal pot businesses, according to state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. But the impact of his nonbinding opinion remains cloudy.
10 Pot-delivery service fills void for eager buyers
February 8, 2014
With pot stores still months from opening, delivery services are trying to meet the need without getting busted.
11 Medical-marijuana patients don’t always know what they’re getting
June 3, 2014
Testing shows that some medical marijuana strains are not what they purport to be in name, chemical content and genetics. Pot users will soon have greater assurances about the safety and chemical content of the pot they buy at retail stores in the state’s new legal pot system than the best-educated patients have in the largely unregulated medical system.