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Jul 7, 2014 — The state's Liquor Control Board issued the first 24 marijuana retailer licenses on Monday. Washington is the second state — after Colorado — to allow the sale of recreational marijuana.
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May 20, 2014 — Almost half the states have passed laws easing access to marijuana for medical or recreational use. But most Americans have reservations, especially when it comes to access by young people.
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May 4, 2014 — It's hard to bring science to the public. The subtleties of research are often lost in translation when they surface in the news. Commentator Alva NoŽ wonders why.
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Apr 24, 2014 — In an interview with NPR's Scott Simon, Stevens compares making pot illegal to the attempt to prohibit alcohol. Like alcohol, he said, there will soon be a consensus that it is not worth the cost.
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Apr 20, 2014 — The Cannabis Cup festival's date is no coincidence - it's a conversion of the pot smoker's favorite time of 4:20 into a date. Denver is hosting it for the first time since state pot laws were relaxed.
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Apr 13, 2014 — You may be picturing a vending machine on a sidewalk, ready to dispense pot brownies to anyone with correct change. That's not quite what the backers of the machine have in mind.
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Apr 7, 2014 — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is expected to sign the bill, said decriminalizing marijuana might lead to a greater focus on more serious threats.
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Mar 31, 2014 — The bill now goes to Capitol Hill for a 60-day congressional review. Marijuana use is still against federal laws.
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Mar 10, 2014 — Another $1.4 million in taxes and fees were collected from the sale of medical marijuana. This indicates that about $14 million worth of marijuana was sold during the first month of legalization.
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Mar 4, 2014 — The move escalates a conflict with the federal government, which can exercise veto power over laws passed in the district.
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