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Has Washington Felonized “That ‘70s Show” Teenaged Pot Smoking?

What Washington had was an over-zealous eastern Washington prosecutor who couldn’t read through all the confusing laws.

How Do We Not Have a Cannabis Cup in the Pacific Northwest?

HIGH TIMES would love to have a Cannabis Cup in Seattle and in Portland*. So how in the hell is that not happening?

Yet Another Anti-Pot Group Furiously Spinning Youth Use Data

Over the past dozen years, if there is any message the kids have received about marijuana, it is that they should wait until they are adults to use it.

Tacoma Attorney Jay Berneburg on Medical Marijuana Integrity

“A lot of people are, when they say it’s the end of medical marijuana, what they are talking about is the culture and economy that’s grown up around it.”

Kevin Sabet’s Legalized Marijuana Cost Predictions Never Came True

So where’s the $2 billion alcohol-and-tobacco-like costs from our $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, fellas? I’ll even accept someone showing a push – $200 million in social costs – and I won’t even factor in all the law enforcement, court, jail, probation, parole, and administrative savings from not ticketing or arresting tens of thousands now-legal cannabis consumers.

Per Se Marijuana DUIDs in Washington Increased by 7% in 2014

It’s still a bad standard, no matter how you slice it, but the doom prophesies against the per se standard that claimed “10,000 possession arrests per year can easily be converted into 10,000 (or more) DUI arrests” were way off the mark.

My Tenth Seattle Hempfest

The multiple dire predictions that the “No on I-502” crowd bamboozled some pot smoking voters with never came true.

3 Years Ago in Washington: Feds Will Never Allow $600 Ounces

With the benefit of three years’ hindsight, let’s examine some of the quotes and claims the “No on I-502” campaign against the reality that transpired after I-502 passed.

Tax Greed Killing Marijuana Retail in Washington State

By attaching these new restrictions to medical marijuana in Washington, the legislature and the governor have just ensured the problem they’re trying to solve will get worse, not better.

Washington’s Unregulated Weed Dealers Are Upset At Being Regulated

Washington is a special case, no doubt about that. Have you asked yourselves why there was no corresponding patient revolt over Amendment 64 in Colorado?

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