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Grinder Shaped Like Grenade Delays Flights at Washington Airport

Grinder Shaped Like Grenade Delays Flights at Washington Airport

The Bellingham Herald reports that the Bellingham International Airport was delayed earlier this week due an interesting find.  

What TSA agents found in normal luggage on Saturday morning looked like a hand grenade. When the local bomb squad was brought in to investigate, the police department concluded it was a marijuana grinder shaped like the explosive device, said TSA Spokesperson Lorie Dankers. (Haha, Dank-ers.)

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City of Seattle Decides to Shrink Buffer Zones Around Marijuana Businesses

Seattle to Shrink Buffer Zones Around Marijuana Businesses

In 2012, the state of Washington made history when its voters — along with voters in Colorado — legalized cannabis for recreational purposes. At the time, the new law required that marijuana businesses had to be at least 1,000 feet from places like daycare centers and parks. Last year, the state legislature reduced the buffer zone to a minimum of 100 feet, except around playgrounds and schools. (Won’t somebody please think about the children?!)

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First Legal Seattle Marijuana Grow Goes Up in Flames

First Legal Seattle Marijuana Grow Goes Up in Flames

The first legal grow operation in Seattle went up in flames early this morning as a fire prematurely ignited an estimated 3,000 marijuana plants, destroying the entire harvest and severely damaging the building and equipment. No injuries were reported.

Sea of Green Farms in Magnolia gained attention when it opened as the first legal grow in Seattle and one of the first in Washington State. The operation is considered a Tier 2 Producer, meaning it’s allowed to have between 2,000 sq. ft. and 10,000 sq. ft. of plant canopy.

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Town's Mayor Is First Customer at City-Run Pot Shop

Town's Mayor Is First Customer at City-Run Pot Shop

We told you about the first government-run marijuana store opening in North Bonneville, Washington, and the benefits it will bring to the small town, but a new development has made this venture seem even more impressive. Cannabis Corner opened this weekend, and the town’s very own Mayor Don Stevens was its first customer.

“It’s great,” Mayor Stevens said. “It’s a great mixture of excitement and relief. It’s been a real community effort and it’s absolutely rewarding to see.”