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Washington Stores Pull Exploding Marijuana Soda Bottles From Shelves

Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in Washington, stores have probably not been surprised to see pot-infused products flying off the shelves. But when there’s soda literally exploding on the shelves, well, that’s not the best way to clear out the inventory. At least three marijuana product purveyors in the state have had to pull a sparkling pomegranate soda made with pot after bottles started exploding mysteriously. [More]

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Seattle Prosecutor Dropping Seven Months Worth Of Tickets For Using Marijuana In Public

Remember that cop in Seattle accused of going rogue in light of Washington’s legalization of recreational marijuana? Officials in that city say he issued about 80% of all the tickets for using pot in public, and had urged ticketed residents to contest any and all marijuana tickets as a result. Now Seattle’s prosecutor is just wiping seven months of marijuana tickets from the board entirely. [More]

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Seattle City Attorney: Anyone Who’s Gotten A Ticket For Marijuana Should Fight It

After the Seattle Police Department announced at the end of July that a police officer had been reassigned and was under investigation for issuing 88% of the city’s marijuana citations, the city attorney is telling anyone who got a ticket to contest it. [More]

With legal pot, comes advertising.

Cannabis Company Unveils Country’s First Marijuana Billboards In Seattle

Back in my day, the only billboards along the side of the road were for things like light beer, ambulance chasers, adult video stores, fast food and car dealerships. No longer will roadside advertising be limited to such things, as a new era of everyday legal marijuana use in Washington has made the country’s first cannabis billboards a reality. [More]

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When Your Parents Don’t Let You Make Pot Brownies At Home, Don’t Break Into A Stranger’s House

First of all, let us acknowledge that it is unclear what kind of drugs two teens allegedly baked into brownies at an absent stranger’s house. But based on the pop culture knowledge we possess here at Consumerist (Have you seen Half Baked? That Dave Chappelle is going places!), we’re gonna go ahead and guess that they were making pot brownies. Allegedly. [More]

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Colorado Marijuana Regulators Propose Emergency Rule To Clarify Potency Of Pot Edibles

When a New York Times columnist is writing that she hallucinated that she was dead after eating more than the recommended dose of edible marijuana, while other consumers perhaps unused to judging the potency of pot are also complaining about confusing serving sizes, there’s a bit of pressure on Colorado regulators to come up with a solution. That’s why officials are reportedly prepping an emergency rule that would make it easier to tell how much pot is in edible pot products. [More]

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Seattle Police Officer Reassigned After Review Finds He Wrote 80% Of City’s Marijuana Tickets

While marijuana has been legal in Washington state since the beginning of this year, it’s not like the streets are filled with people lighting up bongs and toking on pipes. Because if you do, you’re going to get a ticket for public marijuana use. That being said, the Seattle Police Department says one officer has been reassigned after apparently going a bit ticket-happy and issuing about 80% of the city’s pot citations so far this year. [More]

Oregonians Get Another Chance To Vote On Recreational Marijuana Come This November

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For the last two years, Oregonians in favor of marijuana for recreational use have had to stare glumly across the border at Washington State, where it’s legal, after a ballot initiative to legalize the stuff failed in 2012. But if at first you don’t succeed… You know where this is going. [More]

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Maureen Dowd Says Maybe Her Pot-Munching Experience Was “Ill-Advised”

After New York Times’ Maureen Dowd wrote about her epic freakout in Colorado after eating what was apparently too much of a marijuana-filled chocolate bar, she’s responding to the buzz by admitting that maybe chowing down on that treat was a bit “ill-advised.” [More]

New York Times’ Maureen Dowd Eats Pot Candy Bar In Colorado And Totally Freaks Out

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When well-known New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd eats edible marijuana in Colorado and freaks out about it, you better believe she’s going to write about it. You’ve might’ve heard of her tale of paranoia and extreme anxiety, because it seems like everyone else is freaking out about it, too. Of course, that’s not the actual point of her opinion piece. [More]

Colorado Won’t Be Getting Its Very Own Marijuana Bank Anytime Soon

Colorado Won’t Be Getting Its Very Own Marijuana Bank Anytime Soon

In an effort one legislator likened to throwing spaghetti noodles against the wall to see what sticks, a proposal this week to set up a financial co-op within the marijuana industry has met with a swift death. [More]

Colorado Task Force Trying To Figure Out How To Keep People From Eating Too Much Pot

Colorado Task Force Trying To Figure Out How To Keep People From Eating Too Much Pot

Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado for recreational use, that doesn’t mean necessarily that everyone is sitting around toking on pipes and joints, despite what your imagination has led you to believe. And because a whole lot of people, including pot tourists, like to eat their reefer, state officials are taking on the task of regulating those edible offerings. [More]

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Pot Vending Machine Is Like That Awesome Idea You Had Once In College, Except It’s Real

It was around two in the morning one winter morning back in 1996 — or wait, was it three a.m. in 2001? You can’t remember. All you know is the brilliant idea you had that one time after watching Half Baked and smoking you know, “the reefer,” is now a reality. A new company has debuted its pot vending machine in the only place that can welcome it right now, Colorado. [More]

Family Claims Pizza Place Served Them A Literal Pot Pie

Family Claims Pizza Place Served Them A Literal Pot Pie

We’ve heard that pizza and marijuana can be a winning combination for a fun weekend night. However, one south Los Angeles family doesn’t agree after their experience with a local pizzeria. They claim that they ended up in the emergency department of the nearest hospital with acute marijuana intoxication after eating the mushroom pizza that they ordered. [More]

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Colorado Airport Installing “Pot Amnesty Boxes” In Case You Forgot To Leave Your Drugs At Home

It’s only been two weeks since marijuana for recreational use became legal in Colorado, but it appears that authorities are worried citizens will already forget pretty common norms. For example: Pot does not belong at the airport, and you most definitely can’t bring it on a plane. The Colorado Springs Airport is ready to help, however, with new “pot amnesty boxes.” [More]

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Even Selling Recreational Pot For Twice The Price, Colorado Sellers Say They’re Running Out

In less than a week, Colorado dispensaries and pot shops report that they’re selling so much recreational marijuana, there could be a shortage basically any moment. After all, it’s not like they can just grab the plants your cousin was growing in the closet and sell them off. In the face of this supply problem, even charging twice the price for the recreational stuff over the medical version isn’t stemming the tide of eager buyers. [More]

Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Start In Colorado With “Bubba Kush” Description

Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Start In Colorado With “Bubba Kush” Description

Now that you can legally buy marijuana for recreational use in Colorado, many potential customers might be wondering: What exactly am I buying? Never fear, there are apparently very knowledgeable sales people ready to help and explain the finer points of Bubba Kush and any other strains of cannabis you may be interested in. [More]

CDC: 221 Sickened By Synthetic Marijuana In Colorado — Where Real Marijuana Is Legal

CDC: 221 Sickened By Synthetic Marijuana In Colorado — Where Real Marijuana Is Legal

Did a mysterious forgetfulness sickness descend upon 221 sickened in Colorado by synthetic marijuana, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes happened? Did part of the population suddenly forget that they live in a state where real marijuana is legal? We don’t know but the CDC is not a fan of the fake stuff, which is illegal in the state. [More]