Marijuana legalization http://kplu.org en State Liquor Board Announces Proposed Caps on Recreational Pot http://kplu.org/post/state-liquor-board-announces-proposed-caps-recreational-pot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state of Washington can produce, at most 40 metric tons, or 2 million square feet, of marijuana per year, the state Liquor Control Board said in its revised proposed rules for recreational pot on Wednesday. &nbsp;</span></p><p>A total of 334 pot stores will be allowed statewide, the board said, and each county will have its own cap.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:10:07 +0000 Austin Jenkins & Martha Kang 9876 at http://kplu.org State Liquor Board Announces Proposed Caps on Recreational Pot State law lays out proper handling of dropped pot http://kplu.org/post/state-law-lays-out-proper-handling-dropped-pot <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Washington state is making changes in state law to deal with a legal ambiguity related to the proper handling of marijuana inadvertently left at stores that have pharmacies.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Gov. Jay Inslee gave final approval to the bill Friday. Supporters of the measure say it was prompted by incidents where marijuana was found at stores after it was apparently dropped. There was concern that having marijuana in the store could impact the licensing of pharmacies in the stores.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 20:35:22 +0000 The Associated Press 8662 at http://kplu.org State law lays out proper handling of dropped pot State touts extensive knowledge of new pot consultant http://kplu.org/post/state-touts-extensive-knowledge-new-pot-consultant <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.25em; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; font-size: 13px; font-family: RobotoRegular, arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; outline: none 0px; line-height: 19px;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:apcm="http://ap.org/schemas/03/2005/apcm" xmlns:apnm="http://ap.org/schemas/03/2005/apnm" xmlns:o="http://w3.org/ns/odrl/2/"><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Green thumb? Check. Extensive knowledge of the black market? Check.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.25em; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; font-size: 13px; font-family: RobotoRegular, arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; outline: none 0px; line-height: 19px;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:apcm="http://ap.org/schemas/03/2005/apcm" xmlns:apnm="http://ap.org/schemas/03/2005/apnm" xmlns:o="http://w3.org/ns/odrl/2/">Throw in impeccable academic credentials and decades of experience with government agencies, and you have Washington's marijuana consultant — a team advising officials on all things pot as they develop rules for the state's new industry in legal, heavily taxed marijuana.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:26:20 +0000 The Associated Press 8056 at http://kplu.org State touts extensive knowledge of new pot consultant ACLU, public health groups cautioning marijuana rulemakers http://kplu.org/post/aclu-public-health-groups-cautioning-marijuana-rulemakers <p>How do you build a whole new industry – and undermine a black market -- without increasing its customer base? &nbsp;</p><p>That’s the challenge state regulators are facing <a href="http://www.liq.wa.gov/marijuana/proposed-producer-rules">as they write the rules</a> that will govern recreational marijuana in Washington. The American Civil Liberties Union is urging caution.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:33:49 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7963 at http://kplu.org ACLU, public health groups cautioning marijuana rulemakers King, Pierce county prosecutors dismiss more than 200 marijuana cases http://kplu.org/post/king-pierce-county-prosecutors-dismiss-more-200-marijuana-cases <p>Prosecutors for King and Pierce counties announced this afternoon that all misdemeanor marijuana cases in their counties have been dropped.</p><p>With legal possession of up to an ounce of pot just around the corner, King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg said that dismissing these cases is the right thing to do.</p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:37:37 +0000 KPLU News Staff 7073 at http://kplu.org King, Pierce county prosecutors dismiss more than 200 marijuana cases