Alison Holcomb, criminal justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state, is known in these parts as the mother of marijuana legalization. She drafted Initiative 502, which voters passed overwhelmingly in 2012; the measure struck down prohibitions on recreational...
The first customer to buy legal pot ? for partying, not medicinal reasons ? here in Washington?s biggest city was a retired 65-year-old woman who overnighted on a sidewalk to ensure her place in hemp history. Deborah Greene accidentally bought twice as much as she?d planned to Tuesday.
The sale of marijuana for recreational use began in Washington on Tuesday morning, the second state in the nation where the once-scorned drug is now legal for all.
The jewel-toned bongs, each handcrafted from recycled glass, glowed in the soft lighting of the pristine little storefront. The ?Grand Opening Event? banner was hung. The DJ was hired. The no-parking signs were posted along the busy street.
State agencies in Iowa can't use drones to enforce traffic laws. It is illegal to use the unmanned aircraft in Tennessee to conduct video surveillance of hunters or fishermen without their explicit permission. In Wisconsin, it is against the law to own a drone outfitted with a weapon.
Five Puget Sound business owners and a trade group based in Washington, D.C., filed suit in federal court Wednesday to stop Seattle from enacting a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which would be the highest in the nation when it takes effect.
Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83. Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker died at a Chicago hospital of complications after an extended illness. The economist was ill over the last several months with a recently diagnosed stomach ulcer, Claffey told the Chicago Tribune. When Becker became a Nobel laureate in 1992, he was cited for applying economic analysis to a wide range of issues that economists seldom had targeted. Becker studied the decisions of everyday people in a fashion previously reserved for...