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Oregon legislature to consider legalizing marijuana
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Oregon Legislature to Consider Legalizing Pot – Public Hearing Set for April

Less than three months after Washington's new pot law went into effect, Oregon will consider legalizing marijuana for recreational use. A public hearing is scheduled for next month. Much like in Washington, the Oregon measure would allow pot to be sold, taxed at a rate of $35 an ounce, and sold through state-licensed stores.

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Boy injured in marijuana related DUI crash dies
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9-Year-Old Boy Is First Marijuana DUI Fatality Because of Uncle

Authorities believe a 9-year-old boy is the first fatality because of a marijuana DUI since the drug was legalized last year.

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Washington Lawmaker Wants to Allow Marijuana Stores Close to Schools, Daycare Centers & Parks

According to Rep. Christopher Hurt (D) of Enumclaw, the fees proposed for applying for and obtaining a license to run a pot store are "too cheap." Hurt's proposal would create a certificate that an applicant would pay for as a precursor to obtaining a license, and it would increase the fees for the license and annual renewal

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Maybe they should have hidden it inside a hay bale like these guys.
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Yakima Man Busted With $30,000 Worth of Marijuana in His Trunk

A Yakima man is in the Klamath County Jail facing multiple charges after a late-Thursday traffic stop yielded 13 pounds of marijuana. 29-year old Samuel Alcalan and 27-year-old Mario Serrano-Lopez of Wapato (plus a female passenger) were headed north on Highway 97 when Oregon State Troopers stopped Alcalan for a traffic violation

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Public forum on marijuana law coming Thursday to Yakima
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Public Hearing Over State Marijuana Policy Is Thursday in Yakima at Convention Center

The public forum to gather input on the implementation of I-502 (the measure that legalized recreational marijuana) has been pushed back to Thursday.

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WSU ag department won't be helping you grow your own!
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Don’t Get Your Hopes ‘High’ – Washington State University Won’t Be Teaching ‘How to Grow Pot’

Despite its rich agricultural history and world-famous horticultural programs, WSU won't be helping you grow dope anytime soon!

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We talk to creators of Pot Farm on Facebook
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Newstalk 870 Talks to Creator of ‘Pot Farm’ on Facebook! – Part 1 [INTERVIEW]

After a recent Newstalk 870 story on our website about the Facebook game Pot Farm, we heard from the creators themselves!

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How will marijuana affect your getting a public-sector job?
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Will Marijuana (Now Legal) Affect You Getting a Government Job?

Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use for those over 21, how will it impact your job search? Don't forget about that pesky little drug test.

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I-502 pot forums being moved to bigger venues due to overflow crowds
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Huge Crowds Prompt Search for Bigger Venues for Marijuana Forums

Apparently the public input forums about the process for legalizing marijuana sales are proving more popular than predicted.

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Washington State Patrol crime lab reports no pot spikes-yet
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Washington Officials Say No Spike in Pot DUI Cases – But January Tests Uncomplete

Despite over 130 drivers being nailed for driving while high, marijuana DUI cases have not gone up.

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