Stories tagged: hemp
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Seattle drops $1,000 Hempfest fine amid evidence questions
Seattle has dropped a $1,000 fine issued to the nonprofit organization that runs Hempfest – the annual summer marijuana celebration.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
More hemp-themed weddings hitting the aisle
Every bride-to-be wants her wedding to be special, and trying to incorporate cannabis into the festivities is about as unique as it gets.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Montana hemp farmer can’t irrigate her crops under federal rules
Montana’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is underway for the first time this year, allowing approved farmers to grow the fibrous plant under oversight from the state Department of Agriculture. However, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
New Washington laws legalize industrial hemp, require inspections for marijuana edibles
Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on marijuana edibles, lock boxes and industrial hemp.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Three years into nation’s hemp experiment, crop’s future is hazy
Three years into the nation’s hemp experiment, a 20-acre farm in southern Colorado exemplifies the crop’s hazy potential.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Legislature OKs authorization for growing industrial hemp
The Legislature has passed a bill that would allow licensed growers to produce industrial hemp in Washington as part of a research program.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Oregon considers relaxing hemp cultivation rules
Oregon lawmakers are considering relaxing rules about hemp cultivation.
Fri., March 21, 2014
Hemp could be noxious weed, some farmers worry
OLYMPIA – “Weed” is not an official weed, at least not in Washington. So says the state Noxious Weed Control Board, which recently discussed whether various forms of cannabis, from …
Fri., April 26, 2013
Pot, as it’s defined, stymies prosecutor
OLYMPIA – Prosecutions for growing and trafficking marijuana could grind to a halt in Washington, a result of a glitch in a new law, a lack of equipment at the …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
Bill plants the seed for hemp farming
OLYMPIA – The cannabis plant could provide Washington state with two new agricultural crops: one for smoking and one making rope and fabric. Different strains of the plant would be …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
Hemp may gain ground in votes only
SEATTLE – Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing …