Legal Marijuana

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NPR Story
8:36 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Candidates For Idaho Governor Dis Washington's Legal Pot

Washington's law legalizing recreational marijuana made its way into Idaho's gubernatorial debate on Friday.

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Tuesday, Sep. 30 on KPBX
12:00 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

KSFC Talks: The Budding Business of Marijuana

The price of marijuana is still higher in legal retail stores than on the existing black market, but by this time next year, growers and the state regulatory officials expect the price to drop and supply to grow, said panelists on KSFC Talks: The Budding Business of Marijuana, held live on 91.9 FM on September 23.

Sister station KPBX 91.1 FM will rebroadcast this forum Tuesday, Septemer 30 at Noon.

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Chronicling Cannabis
12:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Pot Prices Should See Decline in WA

The amount of marijuana at legal stores in Washington has been in short supply since the stores opened in July, but that is expected to change soon. The fall harvest should bring a more abundant supply to those stores. And those outlets may take more of their share away from the black market.

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Chronicling Cannabis
12:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Pot Use Ratchets Up Power Use

A regional power planning group is nervous about burgeoning marijuana production in Washington and possibly Oregon. But it's not a moral or legal issue. It's about the amount of electricity that will be sucked up by pot growers. 

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council is due to release a new 5-year power plan next year. But analysts have realized their predictions for power consumption are complicated by new electricity demands from indoor pot growers.

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NPR Story
8:36 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Marijuana Sales Get Underway, But Youth Prevention Campaign Months Away

People are lining up to buy legal marijuana in Washington state. Now the question is how to convince kids not to touch the stuff.

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NPR Story
3:55 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Oregon Cities Consider Taxes On Recreational Marijuana

A number of Oregon cities are considering imposing their own local taxes on legal marijuana sales.

Some Oregon cities are setting themselves up for a possible legal battle if Oregon voters approve a marijuana legalization initiative this fall.

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NPR Story
4:35 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Oregon Voters To Consider Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

File photo. Measure 91 chief petitioner Anthony Johnson prepares to drop off initiative signatures at the state capitol in June.

Oregonians will decide this fall whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Measure 91 would allow adults in Oregon to grow, possess, and sell marijuana under state regulation.

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NPR Story
4:49 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Marijuana Tax Collections Starting To Roll In, Millions More Expected

The first year of legal pot sales in Washington state is expected to generate about $25 million in fees and taxes.

In a manner of speaking, millions of dollars of "drug money" is starting to flow into Washington state coffers.

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Chronicling Cannabis
12:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Washington Lawmaker Demands No Welfare for Weed

File photo of a lit joint of marijuana.
Credit Flickr user: Presna 420 / https://www.flickr.com/photos/prensa420/

The US House gave a shout-out for Washington Congressman Dave Reichert this week - literally, a shout-out. Reichert, a west-side Republican and former county sheriff, wrote a bill to prohibit government welfare cards for being used to buy marijuana. Supporters called it the "no welfare for weed" bill.

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Shots - Health News
10:16 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

This human-scale lab rat cage is parked near a skate park in Denver, Colo., to make a point about the lack of science on marijuana.
Richard Feldman Studio/Sukle Advertising and Design

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 7:29 am

Colorado's new campaign to deter teen marijuana use tries to make the case that weed is bad for your brain.

One TV ad shows a group of teens lighting up inside a dark car as moody music plays in the background. The commercial cites a Duke University study that found a link between regular marijuana use and a lower IQ.

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