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November 26, 2012 at 6:53 AM

Monday Memo: Troubled waters … Pot goes legit … Grim day for Seahawks

Good morning.  After turkey, relatives, shopping, travel and a football haze — do you find Monday morning a shock to the system or kind of a relief?

Weather: Not so bad, really. Dry today, highs in the upper 40s.  Patchy fog this morning. The forecast.

Worrisome environmental news: New research by Seattle scientists concludes that ocean acidification is causing damage decades earlier than expected.  The finding has sweeping implications for the marine food chain. Read the account by Craig Welch, our environment reporter.

Marijuana entrepreneurs — going from black market to legitimacy? The (Tacoma) News Tribune looks at the business opportunities some are hoping for following the vote this month to legalize recreational use of marijuana.  From the TNT: “(Jeff) Gilmore, 59, a longtime Thurston County resident, said he’s been growing and selling pot since shortly after he graduated from the University of Washington back in the Vietnam War era… Gilmore is one of an army of black-market pot purveyors who, with the passage of Initiative 502 legalizing up to an ounce of pot for all adults, hope to make lateral transfers into the legitimate market.” Read the full story.

The Seahawks: Bad news followed by worse news? Sunday’s loss to Miami — showcasing a defensive collapse — was followed by a report by ESPN that Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman might face four-game suspensions for violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances. The players plan to appeal, according to the report. Reporter Danny O’Neil writes about the meltdown in Miami and the news of the possible suspensions.

Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com

Comments | Topics: Initiative 502, Morning Memo, ocean acidification


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