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Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking?
Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking? (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
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Is It Time for State to Begin Tracking Marijuana Only DUI Arrests?

Since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012,   there have been indications the number of impaired motorists has risen, due to using pot before getting behind the wheel.

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A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive
A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive (Washington State Patrol Facebook)
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Shocking Survey Shows Pot Use in WA Before Driving Widespread

According to a June, 2014 survey conducted by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WSTSC), nearly 3 out of ten drivers participating indicated they use or have used pot within a few hours of driving.   But the real shocker is that of those who do,  62% don't think marijuana impairs their ability to drive.

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Another judge shoots down lawsuit over city, county pot bans
Another judge shoots down lawsuit over city, county pot bans (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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WA Judges 4, Pot Supporters 0 – Another Court Upholds City, County Bans

0-4 isn't a good day at the office in baseball,  or in the courts.

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Watch out for pot-laced candy this Halloween.
Watch out for pot-laced candy this Halloween. (Townsquare media image)
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Police Say Watch out for Pot-Laced Candy this Halloween

Now that pot is legal in Washington and Colorado,  officials are cautioning parents not to let their children have "home-made" candy, and to watch out for what are called "cannabis sweets."

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High motorists flaunting pot laws in WA
High motorists flaunting pot laws in WA (Thinkstock.com)
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Legal Pot Triggers Explosion of Impaired Drivers – Flaunting Loophole in WA Law

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has asked the state legislature for yet another "fix" for legal pot.

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Marijuana industry business people say system already broken
Marijuana industry business people say system already broken (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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State System Already Broken Says Pot Growers and Sellers

It was supposed to be a win-win.    People clamoring for their weed would be able to legally smoke it,   the state would sell it making millions and millions in revenue, the debt would shrink, and everyone would be happy. It's not turning out that way.

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New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel
New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel (Newstalk 870 file image- Oregon State Patrol)
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New WA Law Would Ban Smoking Pot in Cars

Most of us don't get liquored up before we drive...conversely, most wouldn't think it's a good idea to smoke pot behind the wheel.   (Kevin Ward Jr?)  But apparently it's not illegal, so one group is seeking to change that.

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Stewart will not face charges
Stewart will not face charges (Getty Images)
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Driver Struck by Tony Stewart Had Pot In System – Enough To “Impair Judgement”

According to a shocking report released Wednesday afternoon, Tony Stewart has been cleared of wrongdoing in the tragic death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. in part because the District Attorney's report says Ward was high on marijuana!

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Prosser to decide if they will extend moratorium
Prosser to decide if they will extend moratorium (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Prosser City Council to Decide on Future Pot Moratoriums

Tuesday evening, the Prosser City Council will decide if they will keep the folks at Altitude the happiest in the basin, for at least a little while.

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Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants
Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Medical Pot Plant Theft Highlights Ongoing Problem in Tri-Cities, Elsewhere

The apprehension of multiple suspects Sunday by Kennewick police spotlights a recurring problem with pot plant thefts, usually involving legal medical marijuana patients.

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