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Cannabis in Washington

Primo Cannabis inviting customers to come east

When the City of Lakewood’s City Council banned all cannabis retailers from opening within city limits, those who had already received a state license to set up shop there were unsure how to proceed.

HEMPFEST returns to Seattle for its 27th year

What many call the world’s most sophisticated cannabis/reform ‘protestival’ returns to Myrtle Edwards Park and Elliot Bay Park in Seattle Aug. 17-19.

State cannabis taxes fund new Spokane detective position

Bring up the topic of taxes at any cocktail party or the nearest water cooler, and the discussion eventually seems to turn to why all of our state’s problems haven’t been solved, yet, with all that tax money coming in from legal cannabis sales.

Cannabis on campus: why you should leave bud off your back-to-school list

It’s time once again for the grass-filled quads of academia to be swarmed by scholars from near and far, and like many intellectuals of the past, the incoming student body likely has on its mind one of the great quandaries of our generation: CAN WE SMOKE WEED ON CAMPUS?!

1st year of Nevada marijuana sales exceeds expectations

Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by 25 percent.

Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted to the black market.

LCB visits Spokane for round-table

One of the challenges with those trying to regulate Washington’s legal cannabis marketplace or those being regulated by it is that it’s distinctly different than many other industries.

Smuggler who used helicopters to deliver drugs sentenced

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West’s appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

Colorado governor vetoes marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ proposal

UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Colorado’s governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana in public spaces.

California, U.S. team up on an issue that divides them: pot

An alarming increase in the use of a highly toxic and banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California is leading U.S. and state officials to team up on an issue that recently divided them: pot.