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February 11, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Federal study: Drivers who have used pot aren’t more dangerous than sober drivers

Seattle police Officer Mike Lewis makes a routine traffic stop. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times) A federal study of drug and alcohol crash risk finds drivers who have been drinking are much more likely to crash than drivers who have consumed pot. The study also found, after adjusting for demographic factors like age,…


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December 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Mayor Murray pushes medical-marijuana regulation to next year

Mayor Ed Murray plans to propose a structure for medical marijuana regulation in January instead of this month said Jason Kelly, a spokesman for the mayor’s office. Councilmember Nick Licata will hold a hearing on the framework of the regulatory license on Dec. 10, but won’t be discussing specific bill language, said Kelly. “Any city ordinance,…


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November 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

No reports of Halloween pot poisonings in Seattle or Denver

Seattle cops weren’t worried about evildoers tainting Halloween buckets with pot candy this year. “No one’s going to eat a razor blade hidden in an apple. No one’s going to pass out THC-laden candy to kids,” Sergeant Sean Whitcomb said Thursday, a the day before the holiday. Whitcomb’s prediction proved true. “The Seattle police department received no…


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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…


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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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