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August 4, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Island pot growers hopeful they won’t face transportation hassles

Pot growers on places like Vashon and San Juan Island without road access to other areas of the state are ready to get going. But neither the Coast Guard nor the FAA  have given the okay to transport it across the water, and Washington State Ferries says it doesn’t want pot on its boats. It appears unlikely growers…

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July 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Senators ask White House for consistent pot guidelines

U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado have asked the White House to reconcile conflicting guidelines from federal agencies on how they intend to enforce federal marijuana laws in states where recreational pot is legal. In a letter Monday to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the lawmakers said recent…

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July 16, 2014 at 10:17 PM

State acts to get pot edibles closer to store shelves

Washington’s new pot stores are a step closer to having edibles on the shelves after the state Liquor Control Board Wednesday laid out the final regulatory step for processors to get their products approved. There won’t be anything that needs to be refrigerated. No gummy bears or lollipops. But cookies and brownies are okay. Times reporter Evan Bush…

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July 11, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Pot’s legal — but you should probably ask your boss

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes’ apology Friday for taking his newly bought bag of weed to work highlights the complicated relationship between state law and workplace policies pertaining to marijuana in Washington. Sure, you can walk into a store, buy a bag of weed and go home and light up in full compliance of state law. But…

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July 8, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Seattle’s pot store opens: It’s time to ‘free the weed’

It’s time to “free the weed,” Cannabis City owner James Lathrop said before opening the doors to Seattle’s first pot store shortly after noon.

The weed isn’t free, of course. It’s going for about $20 a gram. But there are plenty of buyers ready, including some notables such as Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Alison Holcomb, author of the state’s legal pot law.

“Today marijuana sales became legal and I’m here to personally exercise that new freedom,” Holmes said.

Then the crowd started a countdown to “high noon,” though the store officially opened a few minutes later.

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July 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Bellingham pot store delays Tuesday opening

One of two Bellingham marijuana stores expecting to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday will instead open later in the week, citing issues with the processors supplying its product. 2020 Solutions, in a news release late Monday, said it expected deliveries from two processors early Tuesday, but both “hit regulatory snags” with the state’s Liquor Control Board. “We…

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July 7, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Grandmother plans overnight wait to be Seattle’s first legal pot buyer

By Colleen Wright Seattle Times staff reporter Deborah Greene packed up a trenta black iced tea lemonade from Starbucks, roast beef sandwich and chips for dinner on Monday. She propped up her folding chair and left her sleeping bag in the car. In 21 hours, the 65-year-old grandmother expects to be the first customer to purchase two baggies of…

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