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Marijuana Use Makes Roads More Dangerous

Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws.

Researchers who have studied the issue are divided.

Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking — all those are important driving skills

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Judge Upholds Fife Pot Ban, But Ruling Limited

A Washington state judge says a small city can continue to ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law.

Pierce County Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling Friday after extensive arguments in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment allowing recreational marijuana

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Lawsuit in Fife Could Undo Legal Marijuana

The state's legal pot system will be in the spotlight when a trial starts Friday in Fife, where two pot retailers have challenged the city's marijuana retail ban.

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Pot Sales Contribute More Than a Million in Tax Revenue

Pot sales are burning up state sales tax charts despite many cities in Eastern and Central Washington having bans or moratoriums on pot sales. One of the few local cities that allows it is now reconsidering, however

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Drug Testing Could Change With Legality of Pot

The general manager of Yakima Worker Care who's in charge of drug testing says she expects an increase in testing by employers now that marijuana is legalized in the state.

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Marijuana For Sale in Union Gap

Union Gap's marijuana store opened Wednesday.

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Yakima County’s First Recreational Marijuana Shop Finally Open

UNION GAP -- While several dozen customers sweated in the midday heat outside Union Gap's Station 420 on Wednesday, Adam Markus and about half a dozen workers were inside, sweating the details.

Markus' staff was getting ready to open the front doors of Yakima County's first legal recreational marijuana shop, and they wanted to make sure they got it right

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Union Gap Marijuana Store Delays Opening

Union Gap's pot shop is delaying its opening by one day.

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With First Pot Stores Opening in July, State Focuses on Protecting Minors

As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced a coordinated campaign to make sure pot stays out of the hands of minors once products start hitting store shelves next month.

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Lawsuit Challenges Pot Ban in Wenatchee

A lawsuit in Chelan County is challenging the right of cities in the state to ban the recreational sale of marijuana.

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