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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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August 21, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Pot buses draw ire from state transportation commission

After a wave of media attention, the state transportation commission shot down the burgeoning pot-bus industry in a notice Thursday. According to Capitol Hill Seattle, Weed Bus operators thought they’d found a loophole in state law that allows pot smoking in vehicles “if there is a divider between the driver and the passengers.”  “We save you the…

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August 6, 2014 at 5:36 PM

First pot edibles, vape pens went on sale Wednesday night

Just past 8 am.., Cale Holdsworth, from Kansas, raises his arms with the first purchase of legal pot at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, Wash.

    Washington’s first retail pot edibles are available for purchase. Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, among the state’s first shops to open, was planning to start selling three different kinds of edibles late Wednesday, said shop investor John Evich. “The public wants their edibles,” he said. “It seems like every third person is hounding us, ‘Where…

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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 23, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Blacks disproportionately fined for public pot use

Blacks were disproportionately cited by Seattle police for consuming pot in public in the first six months of 2014. In a report required by the City Council, the police department said officers wrote 82 tickets for public pot consumption in the first half of the year, with 37 percent of those going to to black people. Blacks account for…

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July 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Winterlife pot delivery goes all medical

In Wallingford, a driver named Wombat sells cannabis product to a woman named Shannon, Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, in Seattle. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

In Wallingford, a driver named Wombat sells cannabis product to a woman named Shannon, Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, in Seattle. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Winterlife, Seattle’s most prominent illegal pot delivery service, will no longer serve customers who are not qualified medical-marijuana patients.

Winterlife’s phone message today said that “due to current legislation” the company is “undergoing changes to protect customers.” When the company, closed today and Friday, reopens Saturday it will only deliver to customers with medical-marijuana authorizations, according to its message.

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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 15, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Wenatchee doesn’t want to be test case for state-feds pot conflict

The city of Wenatchee stepped out of a legal bull’s-eye Monday. City officials filed a response to a lawsuit in Chelan County Superior Court that no longer renders them a target for the ACLU, which considered making Wenatchee a battleground to resolve the conflict between state law, which has legalized weed, and federal law, which still…

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