Washington I-502 http://kuow.org en To Experts' Dismay, Teens Embrace Marijuana As 'Healthy' And 'Non-Addictive' http://kuow.org/post/experts-dismay-teens-embrace-marijuana-healthy-and-non-addictive <p></p><p>Recreational marijuana is legal – for adults. But it’s clear that the movement toward legalization is having repercussions for teenagers too.</p><p>Federal authorities have said they will be monitoring whether Washington’s legal marijuana supply makes its way to underage users. It’s one of the indicators that they say could lead them to intervene in the state’s experiment. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:56:12 +0000 Amy Radil 30103 at http://kuow.org To Experts' Dismay, Teens Embrace Marijuana As 'Healthy' And 'Non-Addictive' Legalized Marijuana Could Create City-State Friction In Washington http://kuow.org/post/legalized-marijuana-could-create-city-state-friction-washington <p></p><p>Washington state expects to adopt final rules for the structure governing legalized marijuana under I-502 by next week. So officials with the state’s Liquor Control Board are touring the state to get feedback before the rules take effect. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 02:42:52 +0000 Amy Radil 18108 at http://kuow.org Legalized Marijuana Could Create City-State Friction In Washington Pot Legalization Increases Adult Addicts’ Concern For Teens http://kuow.org/post/pot-legalization-increases-adult-addicts-concern-teens <p></p><p>One of the most urgent questions surrounding Washington’s legalization of marijuana is the affect it will have on teenagers. Researchers say teens often see marijuana as “natural” and “safer than alcohol.”&nbsp; Many adults who consider themselves addicts supported legalization, but not because they think marijuana is risk-free. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:07:07 +0000 Amy Radil 7950 at http://kuow.org Pot Legalization Increases Adult Addicts’ Concern For Teens Washington State Marijuana Growers Want To Go Legit http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-marijuana-growers-want-go-legit <p></p><p>The second statewide public hearing this week on the future of the marijuana industry was held in Seattle. Like the earlier one in the week in Olympia, this one had overflow crowds. The Seattle hearing was filled with people who have grown marijuana for years and want to go legit.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:12:21 +0000 Amy Radil 7130 at http://kuow.org Washington State Marijuana Growers Want To Go Legit Washington Officials Seek Public Input On Marijuana http://kuow.org/post/washington-officials-seek-public-input-marijuana <p></p><p>The Washington State Liquor Control Board is kicking off a series of six public hearings around the state. The board wants public input on how to create a legal, taxed distribution system for marijuana. Budding members of the new marijuana economy say they’ll be in attendance.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Radil 6824 at http://kuow.org Washington Officials Seek Public Input On Marijuana Washington Agency Seeks Marijuana Experts http://kuow.org/post/washington-agency-seeks-marijuana-experts <p></p><p>The Washington State Liquor Control Board is forging ahead in its new role creating access to legalized marijuana. Next, the board will issue a request for consultants to gauge pot consumption in Washington state.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:17:23 +0000 Amy Radil 6474 at http://kuow.org Medical Marijuana Providers Want Access To Forbidden Cities http://kuow.org/post/medical-marijuana-providers-want-access-forbidden-cities <p></p><p>Marijuana legalization in Washington is taking effect against a patchwork of conflicting city laws. Some cities don’t allow marijuana dispensaries. But Seattle began requiring business licenses for them last year. Some medical marijuana providers see benefits to playing by cities’ rules. Others are fighting their restrictions.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Radil 5158 at http://kuow.org Medical Marijuana Providers Want Access To Forbidden Cities Medical Marijuana Distributors Divided On New Law http://kuow.org/post/medical-marijuana-distributors-divided-new-law <p>Sean Green is the owner of Pacific Northwest Medical, a medical marijuana collective in the city of Shoreline. Today he’s wearing a suit and tie, a vestige of his former career in real estate. Green says he supported Initiative 502, but he’s celebrating legalization by turning off his phones. That’s because he’s gotten so many calls from recreational users who are under the delusion that it’s now legal for Green to sell them marijuana.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:08:00 +0000 Amy Radil 4727 at http://kuow.org Medical Marijuana Distributors Divided On New Law Washington To Begin Its Grand Experiment With Pot http://kuow.org/post/washington-begin-its-grand-experiment-pot Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>Starting tonight at midnight, the state of Washington is taking an unprecedented step: It will become the first state in the country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Voters in Washington made that choice in November, and now the law takes effect. Though pot is still illegal under federal law, many states permit medical marijuana. But Washington's new law goes well beyond that. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Wendy Kaufman 9317 at http://kuow.org 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