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(Olympia, WA)  --  The Washington State Department of Corrections will reportedly allow parolees in Washington to smoke marijuana.  KING-5 reports the policy, which will take effect next week, will allow about 14-thousand parolees to consume pot under the voter-approved initiative legalizing recreational marijuana use.  DOC assistant secretary Annmarie Aylward says the policy means offenders won't be routinely tested for THC, the component in marijuana that produces the desired high.  The department says while it's not endorsing the use of marijuana, it's aligning with state law that allows adult citizens to use pot on a recreational basis.

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  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.