I 502 http://www.kplu.org en I-502 Author Says Attorney General Got It Wrong On Pot Business Bans http://www.kplu.org/post/i-502-author-says-attorney-general-got-it-wrong-pot-business-bans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s Attorney General buoyed local governments looking to block pot businesses with </span><a href="http://www.atg.wa.gov/AGOOpinions/opinion.aspx?section=archive&amp;id=31773#.Utm-DT-IbCI" style="line-height: 1.5;">a legal opinion issued Thursday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. His argument cites the intentions of those who wrote the state’s the pot law, but the initiative’s primary author said he got it wrong.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:34:13 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 12695 at http://www.kplu.org I-502 Author Says Attorney General Got It Wrong On Pot Business Bans Seattle City Attorney Seeks Ways to Accomodate Marijuana Tourists http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-city-attorney-seeks-ways-accomodate-marijuana-tourists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle City Attorney Pete Holes said he is working on ways to accommodate “marijuana tourists” who might face barriers to partaking in legal pot.</span></p><p>Holmes pointed out to a Seattle City Council committee that rules banning consumption in public, which he supports, could make it harder for out-of-towners&nbsp;to participate. Most of those people would presumable stay in hotels, where smoking is banned.</p><p>“We need to recognize that tourists coming to this state to sample wines, to sample Washington marijuana, to sample any of the attributes of this destination city, that we accommodate them somehow,” he said.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:11:23 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11623 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle City Attorney Seeks Ways to Accomodate Marijuana Tourists On eve of legalization, clouds still hang over pot law http://www.kplu.org/post/eve-legalization-clouds-still-hang-over-pot-law <p>At the stroke of midnight, adult marijuana users will no longer be lawbreakers in Washington. But lots of legal questions remain about <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/4-things-remember-about-possessing-legal-marijuana">how marijuana commerce will work</a>, where it’s <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/will-cannabis-lounges-pop-if-marijuana-legalized">legal to use </a>and how the <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/un-weighs-feds-urged-support-new-marijuana-laws">federal government will respond</a>.</p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 23:30:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7297 at http://www.kplu.org On eve of legalization, clouds still hang over pot law Washington's pot law stops at the edge of campus http://www.kplu.org/post/washingtons-pot-law-stops-edge-campus <p>In just a few days, smoking marijuana won’t be much different from drinking a glass of wine, as far as state law is concerned. But in what may be the place most associated with pot-smoking – the dorm room – it will still be banned.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:52:31 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7277 at http://www.kplu.org Washington's pot law stops at the edge of campus Will legal marijuana make our roads more dangerous? http://www.kplu.org/post/will-legal-marijuana-make-our-roads-more-dangerous <p><em>If Washington voters approve a ballot measure this fall <a href="http://www.newapproachwa.org/sites/newapproachwa.org/files/I-502%20bookmarked.pdf">legalizing marijuana</a>, it would bring big changes – not just in the justice system, but in our communities. In our series “If It’s Legal: Five Ways Legal Pot Could Affect Your Life,” we consider some ways things could change for all of us, even people who never smoke pot. We begin with a basic question: would legal marijuana lead to more danger on the roads?</em></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6616 at http://www.kplu.org Will legal marijuana make our roads more dangerous?