pot http://kuow.org en Recreational Pot May Be Coming To Alaska http://kuow.org/post/recreational-pot-may-be-coming-alaska <p>Steve Scher talks with Alexandra Gutierrez, capitol correspondent for Alaska Public Media, about a <a href="http://regulatemarijuanainalaska.org/about/" target="_blank">ballot measure</a> to legalize recreational marijuana in Alaska. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:21:28 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 28331 at http://kuow.org Recreational Pot May Be Coming To Alaska Eastside Suburb Fights Pot Grow, Says Too Close To School http://kuow.org/post/eastside-suburb-fights-pot-grow-says-too-close-school <p>The King County Council will revisit a proposal Monday on a controversial zoning plan for growing marijuana in unincorporated parts of the county. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:30:37 +0000 Patricia Murphy 25131 at http://kuow.org Eastside Suburb Fights Pot Grow, Says Too Close To School Revised Pot Rules Allow 334 Retail Stores In Washington http://kuow.org/post/revised-pot-rules-allow-334-retail-stores-washington <p>Washington could have as many as 334 marijuana retail stores statewide. That’s the cap proposed on Wednesday by the state’s Liquor Control Board.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:03:14 +0000 Austin Jenkins 19724 at http://kuow.org Revised Pot Rules Allow 334 Retail Stores In Washington Smokeless Pot Smoking? http://kuow.org/post/smokeless-pot-smoking <p></p><p>Even though marijuana is now legal here in Washington state that doesn’t mean putting smoke in your lungs is good for you. But there may be a technological solution: smokeless devices called vaporizers. Vaporizing heats the cannabis to a temperature between 180 and 200 degrees Celsius. That’s just short of combustion, which occurs at 230 degrees Celsius, and at that point the vapors are released. So vaporizers can produce the same biological effect as smoking – getting high – without the smoke. Ross Reynolds talks with Danny Darko of High Times magazine about some of the smokeless and less smoking marijuana options available to consumers. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:49:22 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 16511 at http://kuow.org Smokeless Pot Smoking? Regulating Recreational Pot In Colorado Vs. Washington State http://kuow.org/post/regulating-recreational-pot-colorado-vs-washington-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington isn’t the only state that legalized marijuana for recreational use last fall.&nbsp; Colorado did it too.&nbsp; Now both states are in the process of trying something that’s never been done: regulating the growing, processing and selling of pot for recreational use.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Ross Reynolds compares the experience in the two states with Colorado Public Radio’s Ben Markus and KUOW’s Amy Radil. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:59:07 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11998 at http://kuow.org Regulating Recreational Pot In Colorado Vs. Washington State For Regulators, Marijuana Legalization All About 'Getting Into The Weeds' http://kuow.org/post/regulators-marijuana-legalization-all-about-getting-weeds <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040513AJ_MarijuanaStores_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SEATTLE – When Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana last fall, they handed the state’s Liquor Control Board a regulatory nightmare. There’s no manual for how to create a safe and legal market for pot – something that’s never been done before.<p>State Representative Roger Goodman – speaking after a recent meeting on marijuana legalization – says the giggle factor is gone.<p>“Initiative 502 largely is about making marijuana boring. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:46:41 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11015 at http://kuow.org For Regulators, Marijuana Legalization All About 'Getting Into The Weeds' Joint Size Matters When Gauging Marijuana Usage http://kuow.org/post/joint-size-matters-when-gauging-marijuana-usage <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031913AJ_UsageRate_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Predicting marijuana usage rates in Washington might come down to a test Cheech and Chong would appreciate: the size of the joint. So says one of the state’s new pot legalization consultants.<p>There’s a classic Cheech and Chong scene where they smoke a massive joint while driving down the road. Cheech says “Looks like a quarter pounder, man.”<p>Turns out the amount of marijuana rolled into a joint is critical to determining pot usage rates. Just ask Dr. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:22:52 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10055 at http://kuow.org Joint Size Matters When Gauging Marijuana Usage More Than 100 Pot Consulants Seek Washington Job http://kuow.org/post/more-100-pot-consulants-seek-washington-job <p>The deadline for marijuana experts seeking work has closed in Washington state. All bids to help the state set up its legal marijuana system had to be submitted by 2:oo p.m. on February 15. State officials say the response was substantial.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:13:02 +0000 Amy Radil 8335 at http://kuow.org More Than 100 Pot Consulants Seek Washington Job Medical Marijuana Tax Proposed To Address Black Market Concerns http://kuow.org/post/medical-marijuana-tax-proposed-address-black-market-concerns <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/020713AJ_MarijuanaTax_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Three powerful Democrats in the Washington state House are proposing a new 25 percent tax on medical marijuana. The measure introduced Thursday is designed to avoid an underground market for medicinal pot once recreational marijuana is legally sold in stores.<p>The top three sponsors of the proposed medical marijuana tax are heavy hitters in the Washington legislatures: the chairs of House budget, finance and government accountability committees. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:11:46 +0000 Austin Jenkins 7909 at http://kuow.org Medical Marijuana Tax Proposed To Address Black Market Concerns Washington Lawmakers Hear Concerns on 'Gray' Market For Marijuana http://kuow.org/post/washington-lawmakers-hear-concerns-gray-market-marijuana <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/020413AJ_MarijuanaHearing_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Card-holding medical marijuana patients would get protection from arrest under a proposal in the Washington legislature. But some industry insiders say it doesn’t go far enough. That was their message Monday at a state Senate hearing.<p>By the end of this year, the production and use of recreational marijuana in Washington will be regulated and taxed. That’s because of voter-approved Initiative 502. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:05:11 +0000 Austin Jenkins 7714 at http://kuow.org Washington Lawmakers Hear Concerns on 'Gray' Market For Marijuana 'Grey' Market Concerns Grow As Washington Legalizes Pot http://kuow.org/post/gray-market-concerns-grow-washington-legalizes-pot <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/013113AJ_GreyMarketPot_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>As Washington moves to legalize marijuana, there are fresh concerns that a parallel market for pot will continue to flourish. It’s not quite a black market. Let’s call it a “grey” market – for medical marijuana. The question now: how will highly taxed and regulated pot compete with largely unregulated medical marijuana?<p>Green Solution is a medical marijuana dispensary southeast of Tacoma. The first thing you notice is the reflective blackout film on the doors and windows. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:09:55 +0000 Austin Jenkins 7648 at http://kuow.org 'Grey' Market Concerns Grow As Washington Legalizes Pot Potrepeneurs Visit Seattle http://kuow.org/post/potrepeneurs-visit-seattle <p></p><p>Today investors from around the world are convening to discuss investments in cannabis-related products. The ArcView Group, a San Francisco investment consulting company, is hosting the meeting. And this time, the focus won't be on the growth and sale of marijuana. Instead, it's about all the other related products: lights for growing, portable cases for joints, etc. Ross talks to Roy Kaufman from ArcView for details. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:57:58 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7264 at http://kuow.org Letter To Attorney General Urges Cooperation On Marijuana http://kuow.org/post/letter-attorney-general-urges-cooperation-marijuana A coalition of law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and federal agents have signed a letter asking US Attorney general Eric Holder not to interfere with Washington and Colorado’s new legal marijuana laws.<p>The letter to Eric Holder was organized by the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, otherwise known as LEAP.<p>The communication asks Attorney General Holder to respect the will of the people of Washington and Colorado. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:00:04 +0000 Steve Jackson 3972 at http://kuow.org Letter To Attorney General Urges Cooperation On Marijuana Inslee Says He Will Back Will Of Voters On Marijuana Legalization http://kuow.org/post/inslee-says-he-will-back-will-voters-marijuana-legalization SEATTLE, Wash. – Washington Governor-elect Jay Inslee says states are the incubators of new ideas – and that should extend to marijuana legalization. Inslee Wednesday said he’s hopeful Washington’s new recreational pot law can take effect without federal interference.<p>Inslee didn’t support Washington’s marijuana legalization initiative. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:40:58 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3623 at http://kuow.org Inslee Says He Will Back Will Of Voters On Marijuana Legalization Pot Measures Would Widen Legal Chasm Between Northwest States http://kuow.org/post/pot-measures-would-widen-legal-chasm-between-northwest-states Voters in both Oregon and Washington are considering measures this November that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. If they pass, the laws would further widen the legal gap with neighboring Idaho, where police worry about spillover.<p>Idaho State Police Major Kevin Hudgens just learned about the two measures to the west of his state. He says they concern him.<p>“Common sense tells me that I’m sure we’d see some of our residents going over to Oregon and Washington to purchase marijuana. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:18:07 +0000 editor 2537 at http://kuow.org Pot Measures Would Widen Legal Chasm Between Northwest States