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MARIJUANA PIONEERS-RELAXING RULES
SEATTLE — When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering recreational marijuana industries in the face of federal prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Five years later, lawmakers are on the verge of easing the rules at the behest of businesses who say Washington and Colorado’s industries risk falling behind. There are now 10 states that have legalized the adult use of marijuana, and many have taken a more permissive approach. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 960 words. AP Photos.
SEATTLE _ The Seattle Mariners close out its homestand on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Marco Gonzales looks to improve to 3-0 for Seattle. UPCOMING: Game at 7:10 p.m. PT. 700 words.
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