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Outlook downright peachy for Palouse Farms

Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:39 a.m.

The team at Palouse Farms includes, from left, co-owner Toni Nersesian, Sera Hatchett, Erin Stone,  Dawn White, Teri Simpson,  Cindy Vaught,  Kaytee Van Dissel and co-owner Tom Barlow.   (Photo courtesy Palouse Farms)
Back when Initiative 502 was on the ballot, Toni Nersesian and husband Tom Barlow voted yes because they didn’t think anyone should go to jail for smoking marijuana.

Budtrimming can be great foot in the door

Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:30 a.m.

Trimming successfully requires using scissors to sculpt harvested and dried marijuana flower.  (  /  )
According to New Frontier Data, a national research firm, by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs.

The challenge of Canada

Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:25 a.m.

Victoria, B.C., offers a variety of marijuana dispensaries even though they are officially illegal. However, this may change next year if the country makes cananbis legal.  (Sarah Bain  / Evercannabis Correspondent)
There are nearly 40 medical cannabis dispensaries in Victoria, B.C., and all operate illegally, despite having a city business license displayed on each of their walls.

Caution urged when crossing Canadian border

Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:20 a.m.

U.S. and Canadian border authorities continue to crack down on people bringing marijuana products into their respective countries, no matter the citizenship.  ( )
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to remove cannabis possession for personal consumption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances nationwide Act, perhaps as early as July 2018.

A FedEx for pot? Two Spokane firms carve out niche in marijuana delivery

Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 5 a.m.

Outside Firehouse Productions, a cannabis producer in Hillyard, transport driver Jon Sahlberg secures a locked plastic tote filled with marijuana products in the back of his van, part of a regular delivery made by his business, Cannavan, Monday, July 31, 2017. This delivery was just across Spokane to a retail store, but he makes about four trips to the Seattle area each week. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board began licensing businesses transporting the state’s newest legal cash crop last fall. The owners say there are a lot of “gray laws” still in place on their business models, which they hope to grow as farmers and retailers look for convenience moving their product across the state.

Potheads don’t stress easily, say WSU researchers

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

FILE – In this April 15, 2017 photo, marijuana plants sit on display in a Los Angeles medical dispensary. (Richard Vogel / AP)
Washington State University researchers have found evidence supporting an already popular theory: that regular cannabis users stay more relaxed in stressful situations.

Possible hitch in Maryland pot licenses

Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan addresses the “Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Lunch” during the first day of the National Governor’s Association meeting Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Providence, R.I.  The state of Maryland is fending off lawsuits alleging that officials failed to consider racial diversity in licensing, and that they improperly chose lower-ranked cultivators to boost geographic diversity. Gov. Larry Hogan, R, overhauled the beleaguered cannabis commission this month, appointing 10 new members. (Stephan Savoia / Associated Press)
Several of the independent experts hired to review applications to open medical marijuana businesses in Maryland had ties to companies whose materials they reviewed, according to records obtained by the Washington Post. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission said it is investigating these potential conflicts of interest.

Opinion: What you might miss while chasing high THC

Fri., July 28, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

We hear it over and over again – people walk into a store and ask for the highest THC product for the lowest possible price. But a great experience doesn’t depend on THC alone.

Meet Mean the Green

Fri., July 28, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Joe Stoltz, Steve Dullanty and Tim Lamb are owners of Mean the Green.  (Joe Butler / Evercannabis Writer)
Joe Stoltz, Steve Dullanty and Tim Lamb never really gave much thought to marijuana, let alone how to grow the stuff on a commercial scale.

Cannabis for our canines

Fri., July 28, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

Deb Lynam uses cannabis oil to help Benny, left, who was suffering seizures. She has also started giving some to Flinn, right. Her other dog is Twosie, center.  (Courtesy Deb Lynam)
When Deb Lynam’s golden retriever Benny suffered a major medical episode, she initially sought out traditional veterinary medicine.

Tourists, locals buy Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana

UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

People wait in line at the Essence cannabis dispensary, Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. Nevada dispensaries were legally allowed to sell recreational marijuana starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. (John Locher / Associated Press)
Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year.

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