Expect Higher Prices for Getting High in Washington State 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 7 2014 6:53 PM

Today, It’s a Pot-Cast

The Gist explores Washington State’s recreational marijuana law, which kicks in on Tuesday.

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Kief, pressed into a cake of hashish, is placed on a scale by a marijuana vendor.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo by AFP/Getty Images.

Listen to Episode 43 of Slate’s The Gist:

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As Washington State’s recreational marijuana law goes into effect on Tuesday, Steve Elliott of Toke Signals explains the problems recreational and medical users should anticipate.* Then, how do you set boundaries with a toxic family member when beginning your own family? Slate’s Emily Yoffe joins us for a Post-Prudence Impact Statement with past letter writer Unmolested. For Mike’s Speil, David Gregory of Meet the Press stems the tide of evasion.

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Correction, July 8, 2014: This post originally misspelled Steve Elliott's last name.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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