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Pot-blowing suspect Kling
Pot-blowing suspect Kling (Wasco County Sheriffs Department)
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Oregon Man Accused of Blowing Marijunana Smoke Into Infant’s Mouth

Beaverton, Oregon police say a 22-year-old man is in custody after authorities saw a video of the man blowing pot smoke into the mouth of his infant child, and apparently he's done it before.

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Federal drug trial begins for Washington state medical pot patients
Federal drug trial begins for Washington state medical pot patients (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Precedent-Setting Federal Trial Begins over Growing Medical Pot in Washington State

A lot of eyes will be watching the Federal Courthouse in Spokane starting today, when the Kettle Falls Five go on trial on federal drug charges.  It's expected to be a precedent-setting case over state's rights vs. the federal government, especially over legalized pot.

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Tens of millions in pot tax revenue just sitting in state coffers
Tens of millions in pot tax revenue just sitting in state coffers (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Where’s the $22 Million Collected in Marijuana Taxes So Far?

Legalized marijuana sales have been earning taxes since July. Critics are asking, "Where's the money?"

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Strange new bill debated in Olympia Tuesday
Strange new bill debated in Olympia Tuesday (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Bizarre Marijuana Bill Debated in Olympia Includes Provision for BANNING Pot

House Bill 1461 is a mix-and-match combination of 18 previous House bills dealing with pot. One part would lessen some marijuana restrictions, but another would nullify I-502 entirely. Confusing?

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Oregon crash near Portland
Oregon crash near Portland (Washington County Sheriffs Department)
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Oregon Teen High on Pot Flips Car in Weekend Accident

Bethany, OR officials confirm driver was impaired.

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Pot related poison calls double in 2014
Pot related poison calls double in 2014 (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Pot-Related Poison Control Calls Rise Nearly 50% in Washington State In 2014

New data released this week by the Washington Poison Control Center shows the number of calls made involving "accidental" poisoning or overdoses by marijuana have nearly doubled, as has the number of children who ate pot edibles by accident.

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Homeless flocking to Colorado in search of legal pot
Homeless flocking to Colorado in search of legal pot (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Homeless Flocking to Colorado for Marijuana – Shelters Can’t Keep Up

Colorado is now facing yet another unintended, and unforseen consequence about legalized pot.    Homeless people are flocking to the state to get high.  Is this a problem that will begin to show up in our state as well?

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Pot stores finally open, city and county bans challenged in court
Pot stores finally open, city and county bans challenged in court (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Top ’11′ Stories of 2014 – Pot Shops Open, City, County Bans Upheld in Court

After nearly 18 months of delays, legal tussles, and financial questions,  pot stores finally opened in Washington state July 1st 2014.   And with that came a slew of city and county bans, lawsuits, and more upheaval.

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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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