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October 23, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Seattle sends warning letters to pot shops

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle is warning more than 300 medical marijuana businesses that their days could be numbered. Officials have sent letters to medical marijuana growers, processors and dispensaries reminding them they need to either shut down or be licensed by the state by next summer. The problem is that the Legislature hasn’t yet…

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October 23, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Church sues Uncle Ike’s, Seattle and LCB over pot-shop location

Churchgoers have been protesting outside Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop in the Central District for nearly a month. Now, Mount Calvary Christian Center is taking its protest to court. The church and a community group filed suit Thursday against the owner of Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, the city of Seattle and the Liquor Control Board in King County Superior Court. The…

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October 20, 2014 at 11:45 AM

In Colorado, health officials want most edibles off shelves

By Kristen Wyatt / AP with material from The Seattle Times  Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommended that retail marijuana edibles be limited to lozenges and tinctures. The recommendation has been obtained by The Associated Press in advance of…

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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 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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