Stories tagged: legal marijuana
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 5:31 P.M.
Washington pot stores could give away lock boxes
Licensed marijuana stores in Washington would be able to give out free lock boxes to their customers in an effort to keep pot away from children.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:24 A.M.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Putin is trying to undermine the U.S.
Spokane’s congresswoman believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is using his propaganda machine to influence U.S. values and may have affected the 2016 election.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Washington prepared for any federal action on legal pot, Ferguson says
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the state is preparing for any federal crackdown on legal marijuana.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 10:38 P.M.
Washington must fight Trump on its key issues, Murray says
Sen. Patty Murray says the state must be ready to fight Trump on key state issues.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
Pot harder for kids to buy than booze, even as prices fall
Washington’s licensed marijuana stores have a better record of rejecting underage buyers than stores that sell liquor or cigarettes.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 10:21 P.M.
California voters approve recreational marijuana
Voters in California and Massachusetts approved recreational marijuana initiatives today, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016
Spin Control: Peaceable assemblies not necessarily sensible
The right to peaceably assemble does not guarantee a right to always have the clearest message.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015, 10:06 P.M.
State could get 222 more pot stores
OLYMPIA — Washington will likely increase the number of retail marijuana stores to 556, to handle the demand for medical marijuana licenses.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015, 7:40 P.M.
House passes marijuana revisions
OLYMPIA — Medical marijuana patients would have to register with the state and pay taxes on the pot they buy from state-licensed stores under major rewrites of the state pot …
SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014
Legal marijuana-tied businesses in Spokane County lead state in sales
Legal marijuana operations in Spokane County are reporting more money from sales than pot businesses in any of the state’s other 38 counties – almost $3.6 million worth from licensed …
THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014
Pot-growing acreage could quadruple
OLYMPIA – Washington may soon more than quadruple the amount of land where legal marijuana can be grown. The state Liquor Control Board is considering changes to its recreational marijuana …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014, 12:47 P.M.
Legal pot grows add new demand to NW power grid
SEATTLE — Regional power planners say indoor marijuana grow operations in Washington state could need as much electricity over the next two decades equal to what a small Northwest city …
THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014
‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign targets pot-impaired drivers
This year’s Labor Day campaign to catch impaired drivers in Washington has a new target. The slogan – Drive High, Get a DUI – is intended to call attention to …
FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014
Canna Con caters to Washington state’s blossoming marijuana business
TACOMA – A person could find just about anything related to a marijuana business at an event inside the Tacoma Dome this weekend. Canna Con, which bills itself as the …
TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014, 11:36 A.M.
No pot taken in burglary at legal Washington grow
SPOKANE — A legal marijuana grower says robust security measures required by the Washington state helped foil an early morning burglary.
MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014, 10:42 A.M.
3 Spokane pot stores get licenses
Three stores in north Spokane are among 25 applicants who will get the first licenses to sell recreational marijuana as early as Tuesday.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
Up to three marijuana stores could open in Spokane on July 8
Spokane will have, at most, three pot stores opening July 8 after the state’s first legal marijuana retailers get their licenses. But that would be three times as many as …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014, 11:25 A.M.
3 Spokane pot stores likely among first to open
OLYMPIA — Spokane will likely have three legal pot stores when Washington’s first retail marijuana outlets open in early July… which will be three times more than Seattle.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014, 2:03 P.M.
First pot stores to open July 8
OLYMPIA — Washington’s first recreational marijuana stores are expected to open on July 8, a day after the first licenses will be announced, state officials said today.
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
Pot label rules could ease problems
OLYMPIA – When recreational marijuana stores open in Washington next month, state officials know many customers will be unfamiliar with the strength of the newly legal drug. They hope strict …
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014
Pot entrepreneurs like sites near border
Some of the most popular locations for Eastern Washington’s new pot entrepreneurs are close to the Idaho border. Three Spokane County applicants receiving the green light by the Washington Liquor …
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
Washington state to name 334 who can try for pot store licenses
OLYMPIA – More than 300 businesses that get the first crack at opening the state’s recreational marijuana stores will be announced today. The state Liquor Control Board will publish a …
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
Washington likely to ban delivery of marijuana
OLYMPIA – Recreational marijuana purchases in Washington will be takeout but not delivery, proposed new rules say. The Liquor Control Board, which is overseeing the establishment of the state’s legal …
TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
Marijuana growers in county will need 8 acres, for now
Spokane County commissioners may have thrown a wrench into the plans of some would-be marijuana growers hoping to set up in rural areas. An interim zoning ordinance approved Monday says …
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
Washington lawmakers fail to agree on merging medical, recreational pot systems
OLYMPIA – Washington’s two legal marijuana systems – an older one for medical patients and a new one for “recreational use” by adults – may remain separate at least for …
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
State gives first recreational marijuana license to Spokane man
OLYMPIA – Sean Green’s big plans for a nationwide manufacturing and sales empire got a boost Wednesday when the Spokane native received Washington’s first license to grow legal marijuana. Green, …
THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014
Pot grower applications exceed supply of licenses
OLYMPIA – Washington is seeing a “green rush” of sorts in marijuana, with far more people wanting to grow and sell the drug legally than the state will allow. State …
SATURDAY, NOV. 16, 2013
State taking applications for marijuana licenses starting Monday
Sam Calvert has a dream of getting in on the ground floor of a historic change in retail commerce that begins Monday. But it’s a struggle, he acknowledged. “This is …
FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013
Feds won’t block legal pot
OLYMPIA – The federal government will not try to stop Washington from setting up a way to allow adults to legally use marijuana. In what state officials described as a …
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
Liquor board sets tentative rules for marijuana
OLYMPIA – Washington will allow legal marijuana to be grown outside if it has adequate security, under new rules receiving preliminary approval Wednesday by a state board. The state might …