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February 12, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Liquor Control Board prohibits bundling of pot, paraphernalia

Closing a tax loophole Wednesday, the state Liquor Control Board prohibited conditional sales, or bundling of marijuana with paraphernalia. Unlike pot, which is subject to a steep state excise taxes, there are no special considerations for paraphernalia. By tying its sale to that of marijuana, pot retailers were able to attribute more overall sales to things like pipes and…

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December 12, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Retiring LCB chairwoman enjoying her marijuana brownies after knee surgery

We asked Sharon Foster if retiring as chairwoman of the Liquor Control Board offered her new opportunities. She recently had knee-replacement surgery. “For marijuana use?” she replied. “My physical therapist said to me the other day, ‘Sharon, have you been using any of that alternate product?’ And I looked at her and said, ‘You know…

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December 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Judge: Uncle Ike’s pot store can stay open until 2015 suit is heard

A  judge ruled Friday that Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop can continue operation until the court hears a full lawsuit next November. “An injunction is an extraordinary remedy … and the burden is on the plaintiff,” said King County Superior Court Judge Jean Rietschel at the hearing. “I will not grant it.” Mount Calvary Christian Center is suing…

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November 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Sharon Foster, Chris Marr to leave Liquor Control Board

The Liquor Control Board will have two new faces next year as current LCB members depart. Chris Marr, a former state senator from Spokane, said he’ll leave the board Jan. 1 to become a lobbyist for GroupHealth. “I like being involved in juicy (policy) areas,” he said. Sharon Foster, who’s been on the board for six years, said she won’t…

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September 26, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Two more pot stores scheduled to open in Seattle

Correction: An original copy of this blog contained an incorrect address for Ocean Greens.  Two more state-licensed marijuana stores are scheduled to open soon in Seattle, but their launches could be muted by supply issues that continue to dog the local retail marijuana industry. The owner of Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, Ian Eisenberg, said his company will start serving…

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September 8, 2014 at 1:38 PM

State handles pot edibles with caution as they begin to trickle into stores

Nancy Coltom (CQ) with Db3 is in research-and-development of  consumable products including a honey lemon Zoot blast and green tea camomile drink.

Nancy Coltom (CQ) with Db3 is in research-and-development of consumable products including a honey lemon Zoot blast and green tea camomile drink.

Edibles are slowly trickling to state-licensed store shelves. The state is handling pot-infused drinks and sweets with an extra serving of caution. Here’s what Washington learned from Colorado and what products have made been approved.     

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August 21, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Pot businesses pay July taxes; one brings box of cash

For marijuana businesses, Wednesday was the first deadline to pay their tax obligations to the Liquor Control Board. Pot businesses owed the state about $750,000 for July excise taxes, according to Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith. Over the past several days, many have come to the Liquor Control Board’s offices to settle up. With limited access to banking services,…

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August 18, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Bothell’s Herbal Nation becomes second pot shop to open in the Seattle area

Robin Dimick from Lynnwood, center, was the first person in line at Herbal Nation in Bothell. The marijuana store opened up at noon. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Robin Dimick from Lynnwood, center, was the first person in line at Herbal Nation in Bothell. The marijuana store opened up at noon. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

They came from New Zealand, from Austin, Texas, and from right around the corner in Lynnwood.

By the time Herbal Nation opened at noon Monday, about 65 people were in a line that snaked out into the parking lot, waiting to buy legal pot. The Bothell store, located on Highway 527 between 192nd and 194th streets, became the second marijuana shop in the Seattle area to open its doors. Prices ranged from about $17 to $25 per gram of marijuana before sales tax.

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July 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Your questions on legal pot in Washington answered

Mark Boyer becoming the first man in Spokane to purchase pot from a retail shop. (Photo by Dan Pelle, The Spokesman-Review / Associated Press)

Mark Boyer becoming the first man in Spokane to purchase pot from a retail shop. (Photo by Dan Pelle, The Spokesman-Review / Associated Press)

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at The Evergreen. The first pot stores opened up, City Attorney Pete Holmes brought weed to work and Spokane’s first pot buyer got fired or fired himself, depending on whom you ask.

But we promised to answer as many questions as we could from readers. Better late than never. 

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