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The Top 5 F’d-Up Things Cops Did To Tokers In 2014

As we continue to tear down the Berlin Wall of Marijuana Prohibition, we keep finding more information about how cops have been abusing the rights of marijuana consumers in their prosecution of the Drug War.

Radical Changes Proposed For Washington Medical Marijuana

Many Washington legislators and policy experts believe the success of the newly-legalized recreational marijuana market is threatened by the existing unfettered medical marijuana market.

What Do Washington State Marijuana DUI Numbers Tell Us?

In 2012, the average THC concentration was 6.2 nanograms and the maximum was 90 nanograms; in 2013 it was down to 5.2 nanograms and a maximum of 77 nanograms.

Washington Farmer Makes $600,000 in State’s First Marijuana Auction

Owner Randy Williams sold about 300 pounds of marijuana to state-licensed processors and retailers for about $600,000, or about $125 per ounce, on average.

Marijuana Wins Big in 2014 Election

It’s clear that the biggest momentum in the midterms isn’t the Republican takeover of the US Senate, but the embrace of marijuana law reform by the American people.

LIVE Marijuana Election Night 2014 Coverage on

Did you realize there were five states, one district, one territory, and fifty-seven municipal and county votes this year in the so-called “Marijuana Midterms”?

Comparing Marijuana Legalization in 2014 to 2012

I thought it would be useful to compare and contrast the proposed legalization in these three states with the existing legalization passed in 2012 in Colorado and Washington. I’ve created the info-graphic below to summarize the major features.

One Seattle Cop Wrote 80% of Public Toking Tickets

One officer wrote almost four out of five of the 83 citations for public pot use since January. 36 percent of public toking tickets were written to African-Americans, who make up on 8 percent of Seattle’s population.

Why High Washington Marijuana Prices Are a Good Thing

“It’s pretty simple, really,” I offered. “It’s just the law of supply and demand, and the supply is a weed that grows anywhere. Without absolute prohibition, it can’t help but become much cheaper.”

Seattle City Attorney Buys Legal Weed

Today the first legal sales of marijuana for recreational purposes occurred in Washington State. In Seattle, City Attorney Pete Holmes made history as the first US elected official to buy legal marijuana.

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