growing marijuana http://www.kplu.org en Legal Wash. State Pot Stores Opening Soon, But Production Lags http://www.kplu.org/post/legal-wash-state-pot-stores-opening-soon-production-lags <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156137988&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Eric Cooper has a sort of "The Dude" vibe: Hawaiian shirt, leather brown sandals and a bushy silver goatee. He smoked weed for the first time when he was about 14. He’s a former contractor and registered nurse. Cooper grew medical marijuana, and now he’s one of the owners of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.monkeygrassfarms.com/" target="_blank">Monkey Grass Farms</a>&nbsp;in Wenatchee, Washington.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monkey Grass Farms is one of the big boys: a tier-3 Washington state-licensed indoor pot grow. That means they can nurture about 21,000-square-feet of marijuana plants.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:49:29 +0000 Anna King 17404 at http://www.kplu.org Legal Wash. State Pot Stores Opening Soon, But Production Lags State Lawmakers: No Tax Breaks For Pot Production http://www.kplu.org/post/state-lawmakers-no-tax-breaks-pot-production <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Some lawmakers in Washington state want to prevent marijuana producers from qualifying for agriculture tax breaks.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>A state House committee heard a bill Tuesday that would block the new marijuana industry from tax breaks for 10 years. Officials estimate that the industry could otherwise qualify for three dozen different tax breaks, largely surrounding the agriculture industry.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:06:07 +0000 Mike Baker 12732 at http://www.kplu.org State Lawmakers: No Tax Breaks For Pot Production Wash. State Compiles List of Pesticides for Marijuana Growers http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-state-compiles-list-pesticides-marijuana-growers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state of Washington has compiled a lengthy list of pesticides for marijuana growers to use, even though these chemicals are not officially approved for pot. The new list is part of the state’s ongoing effort to regulate the production of legal, recreational marijuana.</span></p><p>Cannabis is about to become Washington’s newest, legal cash crop. Like any crop, marijuana plants are susceptible to pests. Since pot cultivation is against federal law, there are no pesticides approved by the Environmental Protection Agency specifically for cannabis.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 9562 at http://www.kplu.org Wash. State Compiles List of Pesticides for Marijuana Growers