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Cannabis continues to be celebrated in many cultures

If you think the ‘flower children’ in the 1960s was where today’s love of pot started, you need to go back further.


Toker Friendly strives to make customers comfortable

Go ahead and browse all you want at Toker Friendly.


Canadian cannabis research may encourage efforts to kick opioid habits

Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal is one of several physicians who recently founded the Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute in Seattle in 2018.


Palm Springs area becoming California’s cannabis hot spot

You might expect California, America’s biggest consumer marketplace, to be bursting with cannabis stores since recreational weed became legalized in 2018.


Why terpenes are becoming more important than THC

Modern research on possible pharmacological uses for the cannabis plant started in the 1940s with the discovery of cannabidiol, a compound connected to pain relief.


Satori shops expanding medical education, outreach

Not too long ago, David LaMoureaux felt he had lost his faith in Washington’s medical marijuana system.


Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis firm

No, you’re not smoking something. Martha Stewart is really joining the cannabis craze.


Trail Blazin’ puts consumer health first

Last fall, Uncle Ike’s, a Seattle cannabis retailer, began random third-party testing of all of its products for pesticides or other contaminants.


Jim MacRae knows the numbers on Washington’s cannabis industry

Information is everything to Jim MacRae.


Leavenworth welcomes partiers but not partakers

While many Washington cities and towns are actively encouraging and promoting cannabis tourism and commerce, the tourist town of Leavenworth continues to pass on allowing pot shops or other marijuana …


Why Idaho remains a pot-free island

Before the 2018 midterm elections, cannabis advocates met at the Boise Public Library to discuss their desire to see legislative changes regarding both medical and recreational cannabis in Idaho.


Surprise your Valentine with these cannabis treats

Whether you consider Valentine’s Day a silly Hallmark holiday, or a day to lavish your loved one with chocolates, flowers and affection, your local cannabis purveyor is here to help …


Cannabis Observer keeps industry updated on rules, bills

It wasn’t cannabis that brought Gregory Foster and his family to Olympia one-and-a-half years ago.


Curl up with a good cannabis book

Ahhh, spring! (or almost.) Rain puddles, crocuses in bloom, opening windows and doors to let the fresh air in, and evenings still cool enough to settle underneath a thick blanket …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Football great Joe Montana looking to score with marijuana

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is looking to hit pay dirt in the legal marijuana industry. San Jose, California-based Caliva announced Thursday that the Hall of Fame quarterback’s venture …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Mushrooming CBD industry has hemp explosion behind it

CBD ads pop up everywhere these days on social media, radio and street signs. They hawk pain relief and other remedies from cannabidiol, known as CBD, a cannabis extract that …


WSU cannabis research shared at science confab

Research from Washington State University is contributing to new findings about the possible effects of cannabis on our brains.


Let infused food warm you up this winter

This is the time of year when our wardrobe turns to sweaters and boots, and our appetite turns to pumpkin spice, peppermint and other warm fall/winter-y comfort food.


CBDs becoming part of the cosmetic world

Some of the biggest commodities in today’s economy are products that promise relief either from pain or from aging.


Apex Cannabis invests in flagship shop

After owning and operating Apex Cannabis shops in Moses Lake and Otis Orchards, Troy and Stacey Peterson had a vision for Shop No. 3.


Study finds some users think marijuana can sober you up enough to drive. Wrong, says the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

A new traffic study sponsored by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that one out of every 10 survey respondents admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana before driving.


Cheney marijuana grower scrutinized for failed bacterial test amid legal tussle over ownership

Sweetwater Farms, a $5.3 million pot producer based on the West Plains, had one of its strains pulled from the state’s largest recreational marijuana stores last month after failing a …


Lemonhaze event brings in thousands

The first-ever Lemonhaze Cannabis Convention brought together more than 3,000 members of the state’s cannabis community in late October.


Spokane Green Leaf continues to adapt

If Todd Bennatt wanted to have a normal job, he’d still be an environmental engineer.


Yield Farms looking ahead

For the last few years, Yield Farms has built a solid reputation for its pre-rolls and its savory infused Firecrackers, which deliver the spicy taste of cheddar or ranch.


Can cannabis put you on path to better health?

Joe is an ordinary guy. And Joe is a smoker.


Should you invest in hot pot stocks?

With recreational marijuana now legal in Canada, along with the growing popularity of the non-psychoactive CBD strains, investors in the United States and Canada are taking a hard look at …


Cannabis plants can have healthy properties beyond buds

When your doctor reminds you to be sure to eat your greens, the recommendation probably doesn’t include cannabis plants. But maybe it should.


Candy crushed: Washington regulators crack down on marijuana sweets they say are too appealing to kids

Beginning next year, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is expected to impose tougher enforcement on the sale of marijuana-infused candy that has become too appealing to children. Those in …


New Day Cannabis sees plenty of potential for safer plants

Joe Rammell has been learning the skills needed to grow great cannabis all of his life – he just didn’t know it until a few years ago.