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November 3, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Judge: Liquor board broke open meetings law

The Associated Press A judge says the Washington Liquor Control Board broke the state’s open public meetings law 17 times as it began working on rules for the recreational marijuana industry. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Christine Schaller issued the ruling Friday in a case brought by Arthur West, a critic of the legal pot law. The…

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September 28, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Snoop Dogg to visit Alaska if voters legalize pot

ANCHORAGE — Rapper Snoop Dogg says he’ll do a concert in Alaska if voters in November approve an initiative legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Snoop Dogg is well known for his love of pot and said he would do a “wellness retreat concert” in Alaska if Ballot Measure 2 passes. KTUU reports the rapper made his comments…

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September 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Dealer poaching customers at Cannabis City, Seattle’s only state-licensed pot store

The Associated Press Police say a man dealing marijuana out of the back of his Buick has been trying to poach customers from Seattle’s only licensed recreational-pot shop. Staff at Cannabis City called officers on Saturday night after they said the man threatened to “stomp” a worker who confronted him. Employees told the officers they had seen…

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August 29, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Alaska mayors conference urges voting against pot initiative

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Conference of Mayors is taking a stand on the marijuana initiative before voters in November. KTVA-Television reports the mayors have passed a resolution opposing Ballot Measure 2, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana by people 21 and older. The mayors conference is also donating $5,000 to the anti-initiative campaign, “Big…

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August 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Prosser may put pot businesses on back burner

By Ross Courtney / Yakima Herald-Republic PROSSER — The city that became the Yakima Valley’s first home to a pot shop has now decided to temporarily put the brakes on any more marijuana. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Prosser City Council agreed to a moratorium on any additional marijuana businesses. The council did not take…

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