Stories tagged: cannabis
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:03 a.m.
The morality of marijuana
A few years ago, a student asked Shelley Bryan Wee, Lutheran Campus pastor at Eastern Washington University, if it was OK, as a Christian, to bring pot to a friend …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Pot fans observe 420 holiday with smoke-outs, high hike
From Capitol Hill to Hippie Hill, marijuana enthusiasts observed their 4/20 holiday Thursday with public smoke-outs, parties and, yes, great deals on weed.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
Marijuana has truly gone mainstream, survey finds
Yahoo News and Marist University survey illustrates how pot has become a part of everyday life for millions of Americans.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Washington’s cannabis tracking contract up for bid
Washington state regulators have begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on marijuana commerce, a deal with an initial value of about $3 million.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Cannabis industry expected to maintain growth despite Trump
America’s cannabis industry will continue growing at double-digit rates over the next four years – even with ambiguity emanating from the White House – as the drug gains in popularity, …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Outdoor marijuana regulation continues to puzzle in Washington state
How do you regulate something you can’t measure?
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
With an eye on veterans, Olympia cannabis activist welcomes Hempfest outpost
Seattle Hempfest organizers are opening an outpost in downtown Olympia with a little help from one of the state’s most visible cannabis activists. Olympia Hempfest Central will have a grand …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
Cowen & Co. races to be $6 billion pot industry’s financial guru
Cowen & Co., the nearly century-old firm founded as a bond brokerage, is racing to become Wall Street’s leading provider of cannabis research, staking a claim to an industry generally …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
What happened in Washington state after voters legalized recreational marijuana
The nation’s first recreational marijuana shop opened nearly three years ago in Colorado. Since then, a growing body of research has shown that the availability of recreational marijuana – in …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Post-election, pot is one toke over the stateline for most of Idaho
Idaho is an island of abstinence on the legal weed frontier. The state shares 77 percent of its border with pot-friendly states, made even friendlier Tuesday with victories for looser …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 11:16 p.m.
Cannabis industry to expand to $50 billion by 2026, analysts say
The legal cannabis industry in the U.S. may grow to $50 billion in the next decade, expanding to more than eight times its current size, as lawful pot purveyors gain …
Thu., June 16, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Microsoft to work with cannabis compliance tech firm Kind
Microsoft is partnering with a startup that makes software for the booming legal cannabis industry.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 18, 2015
After veto, Idaho moves to allow 25 sick kids access to cannabis-derived drug
Idaho is just weeks away from enrolling up to 25 children with severe epilepsy in a free program to provide them with an experimental, non-psychoactive drug extracted from marijuana, under …
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015
July pot sales end hot streak
Marijuana sales in Spokane County dipped in July, the first drop in month-to-month retail receipts since the drug became legal. The county’s 15 shops sold $3.8 million worth of marijuana …
Sat., July 11, 2015
Legal pot survives year of upheaval
It’s been a little more than a year since Mike Boyer held the marijuana he purchased legally, the first person in Spokane County to do so, above his head and …
Mon., June 1, 2015
‘Clean Green’-labeled marijuana is pesticide-free, environmentally friendlier
ADDY, Wash. – Chris Van Hook bent over a shrub-sized marijuana plant at Mountain High Farm with a magnifying glass last month, looking for imperfections in the fan-shaped leaves. A …
Sun., April 20, 2014, 2:16 p.m.
In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
Sun., Feb. 2, 2014
Spin Control: ‘Marijuana’ racist? Washington Legislature’s silliest moment in 2014
With more than 100 bills addressing marijuana this session, it may be no surprise the silliest thing said so far has involved this topic. Granted, we’re only a third of …
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013
West Plains warehouse could host East Side’s first legal marijuana crops
With more than 1,100 applications to grow legal marijuana in Washington, the state has no shortage of would-be entrepreneurs eager to jump into the new industry created by voters last …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Liquor Control Board recommends new limits on medical marijuana
Washington should severely cut the amount of marijuana that medical patients can possess, require them to register with the state and have annual medical checkups, and pay most of the …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2013
Washington marijuana sales stings will use minors
SEATTLE – A select group of minors will go into Washington’s new legal pot stores on a covert mission: to try to buy weed for the state. To curtail youth …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013
Doug Clark: Weed Wagon generates buzz around Spokane
Cannabis is not normally associated with a word like “energy.” It’s one of those oxymoronic contradictions in the nomenclature, as in military “intelligence,” say, or Spokane “strong” mayor.
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Marijuana tax potential attracts new allies
DENVER – Colorado’s hearty embrace of a 25 percent marijuana tax this week could prove a turning point for legalization backers. They have long argued that weed should come out …
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
Potential marijuana growers, sellers attend liquor board session
Eastern Washington farmers mingled with slickly dressed potential marijuana retailers in Spokane on Wednesday, all eager to grab a piece of the state’s blossoming licensed pot industry. “I started out …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Marijuana rules get OK from liquor board
OLYMPIA – Potential growers, processors and vendors of marijuana will be able to apply for state licenses in one month. On Wednesday, the agency in charge of setting up Washington’s …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
North Bonneville considering opening marijuana retail store
The Columbia River Gorge, a hub for hiking and windsurfing, may become a destination for another kind of recreation. North Bonneville, a city of about 1,000 residents in Skamania County, …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
Different rules for medical, recreational pot divide advocates and regulators
To understand the problem Washington faces with legal marijuana, it might be best to think of the state as a family with two children. The younger child, almost a year …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
Medical marijuana key in custody case
As medical marijuana supporters gird for a fight against further state controls, they are rallying around the case of Billy Fisher, a Spokane patient who has so far been denied …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2013
Marijuana rules get tentative OK in Washington
OLYMPIA – Anyone waiting to legally buy recreational marijuana in Washington will have to wait about nine months longer. Revised regulations given tentative approval Wednesday for a system to license, …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
Liquor Control Board staff urges delay for pot rules
OLYMPIA – Washington should revise its proposed rules to grow and sell recreational marijuana and delay adopting them by a couple of months, the staff of a state board recommended …