Stories tagged: marijuana
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Oregon pot shops say Nazi-linked mix-up causing harassment
Two Oregon pot shops say they’re getting harassed for having a similar name to another marijuana business owned by a white nationalist.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Worm poop means fertilizer and cash for student entrepreneur
An entrepreneurial student who turns worm poop into organic fertilizer targeted for marijuana growers is generating buzz and earning accolades.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane Regional Health District could teach Department of Health how to deal with marijuana and pregnancy
Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana in 2012, requires the state to support education programs with “medically and scientifically accurate information about the health and safety risks posed by marijuana use.” …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
California opens online system to license new pot industry
LOS ANGELES – California on Friday began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state’s legal marijuana industry next year, a milestone for the emerging market. After …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Scientists call on U.S. to allow research on pot meds for pets
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there’s little data on whether they …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Smoked pot and want to enlist? Army issuing more waivers
Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Police: Policy banning guns for legal pot users under review
The Honolulu Police Department says it’s reviewing the policy requiring medical marijuana users to turnover their firearms following backlash from gun owners.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Cannabis-infused dog munchies planned by Canadian pot grower
True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a small Canadian company operating in the country’s fast-emerging marijuana industry, plans to sell dog chews containing cannabis extracts.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Liquor and Cannabis Board floats guidelines for home-grown recreational pot
The state Liquor and Cannabis Board says the state could either tightly control home-grown recreational marijuana or keep up the ban.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
San Francisco approves rules on recreational pot stores
Following weeks of emotional and detailed debate over where to allow new stores, San Francisco supervisors approved regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana when it becomes legal in California …
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Sweet potato marshmallow casserole livens up holiday meals
All my friends and family are obsessed with sweet potato casserole covered in gooey marshmallow.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Super ideas for those wanting to give the gift of green
Looking for a little (or more than a little) ‘high’ holiday cheer? Evercannabis has you covered with some solid gift ideas for you and your holiday near and dear.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD
Twenty-eight states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs, a tally that has more than doubled in the last two years, according to data …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week … Except that’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
California pot rules open way for potentially larger fields
California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Delay makes it unlikely San Francisco will sell pot Jan. 1
San Francisco supervisors delayed voting Tuesday on proposed pot regulations, making it more unlikely that people in this weed-friendly city will be able to buy recreational pot when adult use …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Recreational pot dispensary offers drive-thru in Las Vegas
A recreational marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas has opened a drive-thru window.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
Headaches, confusion as pot industry contends with lag in tracking software
Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is working with a new software vendor to oversee a massive database that tracks every pot plant and product in the state. But the new …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Smelly pot farms may be policed by clean air regulators
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, responsible for enforcing state and federal air pollution laws, is proposing a registration requirement that would charge marijuana businesses’ fees based on their size …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Pot fund’s $250 million target marks weed industry milestone
A private equity fund co-chaired by a former BlackRock Inc. executive is planning to raise $250 million to invest in marijuana businesses in places such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
Editorial: Opioid crisis needs strong action
The Trump administration hasn’t mentioned money, but it’s going to take billions. Any plans to cut Medicaid will undermine a response to the opioid crisis.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 1:31 a.m.
Sesh Technologies provides mobile solutions
With the explosion of the cannabis industry, more companies are springing up to meet the ever-advancing needs of growers, producers and consumers.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 1:25 a.m.
Chris Marr: From the WA Senate to cannabis farms
Seven years ago, Chris Marr was finishing his first term as a state senator from Spokane, serving as Majority Whip and Vice Chair of the Transportation Subcommittee.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 1:08 a.m.
Rich history of cannabis on display at Seattle Museum
Prior to 1937, marijuana was considered medicine, and its versatile parent plant, hemp, was grown and refined for the production of paper, textiles, clothing, biofuels and more.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 1 a.m.
Area retailers welcome collaboration with Liquor Cannabis Board
Rules are rules, but guidelines can be “subject to interpretation.”
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Wildfires scorched marijuana crops, possibly complicating California’s rollout of legal sales
The deadly wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California also severely damaged numerous marijuana farms, just before the state is expected to fully legalize the drug, in a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
U.S. didn’t have authority to try Kettle Falls Five for medical pot
Federal prosecutors say they didn’t have the authority to prosecute on medical marijuana charges after Congress cut federal money for those cases in 2014. Four people convicted in Kettle Falls …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Legal marijuana leads to less opiate use in Colorado, study finds
Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Florida man indicted in brawl on flight to be released
A Florida man who fought with flight attendants and passengers when he tried to open the exit door of a Delta Air Lines flight bound from Seattle to China has …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Alaska communities weigh pot bans 3 years after legalization
Alaska marijuana grower Mike Emers has been losing sleep with a vote fast approaching that he says could shutter his family’s business and financially ruin them. The statewide initiative that …