Marijuana

Marijuana

Where does Washington’s legal weed money go? A breakdown

Washington state is expecting to rake in about $730 million from sales of legalized marijuana over the next two years. While that money is nothing to sneeze at, it amounts to just a small piece of the $41.3 billion in total revenues that are expected to bankroll the state’s general fund over the same period.

Marijuana

Plan would punish cities with unofficial pot bans — like Lakewood — by taking their liquor money

A state lawmaker wants to penalize local governments that haven’t enacted specific bans on marijuana businesses, but that still block state-licensed marijuana shops from opening because the drug remains illegal under federal law. State Rep. David Sawyer, D-Parkland, says cities like Lakewood should respect the will of Washington voters, who approved legalizing recreational marijuana in 2012.

Videos

Take a tour of the Quest Diagnostics laboratory in west Olympia

Drug testing companies, including Quest Diagnostics, use urine tests that seek evidence of past marijuana use — carboxy THC.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Take a tour of the Quest Diagnostics laboratory in west Olympia 1:41

Take a tour of the Quest Diagnostics laboratory in west Olympia

An inside look at marijuana growing operation Forbidden Farms 2:41

An inside look at marijuana growing operation Forbidden Farms

Inside the Puyallup Tribe's marijuana testing lab 1:40

Inside the Puyallup Tribe's marijuana testing lab

VIDEO: Maker of medical marijuana edibles worries about July 1 ban 4:27

VIDEO: Maker of medical marijuana edibles worries about July 1 ban