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  • Liberty Lake ordinance targets minor pot users

    A new Liberty Lake ordinance allows police to ticket minors for being high in public – even if they don’t possess marijuana. Police say the law is intended to close …


  • Scope of drug case causes court problems

    A courtroom packed with attorneys and 21 of the 62 defendants tied to a massive Oxycontin distribution ring between Spokane and Los Angeles appeared in court today as a federal …


  • City of Spokane mulling I-502 implementation

    Spokane city leaders will meet today to begin planning for how to deal with businesses that want to sell state-sanctioned marijuana. City Council members will meet with the city of …


  • Medical marijuana dispenser’s conviction overturned

    The drug-trafficking convictions of the man who operated Spokane’s first medical marijuana dispensary were reversed Tuesday in a state Appeals Court ruling that also appears to clear the way for …


  • Appeals Court sides with pot dispensaries

    The drug-trafficking convictions of the man who operated Spokane’s first medical marijuana dispensary were reversed today in a ruling that also appears to clear the way for commercial dispensaries to …


  • Spokane County won’t take legal action on pot cases

    Spokane County prosecutors are following colleagues from King, Pierce and Clark counties in saying they will no longer prosecute adults 21 and older for possession of less than an ounce …


  • Spokane County reverses, pot now legal

    It’s legal. After taking more time to review the new law, Spokane County prosecutors are now following colleagues from King, Pierce and Clark counties in saying they will no longer …


  • Dinner for Hells Angels likely to add to sentence

    In a case of be careful of who you cook pasta for, a Spokane marijuana grower faces a potentially longer prison term because of his culinary association with known members …


  • Pot dispensary owner sentenced

    Spokane medical marijuana dealer Scott Q. Shupe will avoid prison on drug-trafficking charges, at least for now. “In this case it was clear you didn’t intend to break the law, …


  • Topik acquitted in road rage trial

    When news circulated of Yakov Topik’s arrest in 2009 for robbery, assault and unlawful imprisonment, his mother received calls from friends and relatives from Ukraine questioning whether he and his …


  • Prank phone call sparked mistaken-identity nightmare

    Be careful. On this day when friends often pull practical jokes, remember that sometimes things can backfire – terribly.


  • Medical marijuana dispenser convicted

    A Spokane jury rejected arguments Thursday that the state’s medical marijuana law allows for commercial dispensaries, convicting a supplier of multiple drug trafficking charges. Scott Q. Shupe, who co-owned one …


  • Medical marijuana dispensary owner on trial

    A trial with statewide implications regarding the legal distribution of medical marijuana will go to a Spokane jury today after attorneys give closing arguments. Scott Q. Shupe, who co-owned one …

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