State Liquor Control Board http://kplu.org en Washington Pot Czar: Cops Should Crush the Black Market http://kplu.org/post/washington-pot-czar-cops-should-crush-black-market <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s marijuana consultant says police should act fast to squash the black market once state-sanctioned stores open. But in Seattle, that could conflict with the will of the voters.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:08:01 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9532 at http://kplu.org Washington Pot Czar: Cops Should Crush the Black Market Liquor Control Board swamped with comments on pot rules http://kplu.org/post/liquor-control-board-swamped-comments-pot-rules <p>Everyone waits until the last minute. That apparently was the case with reaction to proposed rules for the legal sale of marijuana in Washington.&nbsp;</p><p>As Monday's deadline for public comment approached, the&nbsp; Washington Liquor Control Board received so much input on its <a href="http://lcb.wa.gov/marijuana/initial-draft-rules">first draft of rules</a> that it plans to delay the final draft of the regulations.&nbsp;</p><p>Minority leaders were among those expressing concern about how the new marijuana law will be implemented. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:36:26 +0000 Paula Wissel 9040 at http://kplu.org Liquor Control Board swamped with comments on pot rules Study suggests link between edible pot and overdose among kids http://kplu.org/post/study-suggests-link-between-edible-pot-and-overdose-among-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Doctors are sounding an alarm about marijuana and young children,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">especially</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when it comes to&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">marijuana-infused products, or "medibles".&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 19:38:21 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8897 at http://kplu.org Study suggests link between edible pot and overdose among kids How will marijuana products be sold, and will they be safe? http://kplu.org/post/how-will-marijuana-products-be-sold-and-will-they-be-safe <p><em>If Washington voters approve a ballot measure this fall <a href="http://www.newapproachwa.org/sites/newapproachwa.org/files/I-502%20bookmarked.pdf">legalizing marijuana</a>, it would bring big changes – not just in the justice system, but in our communities. In our series “<a href="http://www.kplu.org/term/if-its-legal">If it’s legal: Five ways legal pot could affect your life</a>,” we consider some ways things could change for all of us, even people who never smoke pot. Today we look at the industry for making, selling and regulating marijuana products that will spring up … if it’s legal.</em></p><p>The closest thing to a legal marijuana store right now is a so-called medical marijuana dispensary. They’re all over Seattle. Tacoma has a few as well. And you can go see what kind of products they have.</p><p>You just ring the doorbell outside a forest green storefront and you’ll be greeted warmly. At least, that’s what happened to me one recent morning, at the Center for Palliative Care in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. It’s called “the CPC” for short.</p><p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6642 at http://kplu.org How will marijuana products be sold, and will they be safe?