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Washington governor to pardon marijuana convictions

More than six years after the state legalized the adult use of marijuana, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday he plans to pardon thousands of people convicted of small-time possession charges — the latest in a series of moves by states and cities to ease the burdens people face from having minor criminal records for using pot.

Medical marijuana gets Utah governor’s signature after compromise

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a compromise agreement that guaranteed legalization of medical marijuana but has sparked concern that it creates too many hurdles for patients trying to access the drug.

Marijuana bankers ‘drowning in a sea of paperwork’

Cannabis banker Sundie Seefried is drowning in a sea of paperwork. And that — she told a Las Vegas audience — is why her financial institution and other banks have to charge high fees to work with marijuana companies.

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