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Mental health pros divided on therapeutic value of cannabis

To date, there haven’t been significant scientific studies to back claims that cannabis has mental or physical health benefits.


Snoop Dogg returns to Spokane

Hip-hop performer, entrepreneur brings two shows to Northern Quest this summer.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Detectives suspect Spokane man shipped 16 packages of marijuana to buyers nationwide

Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over the 20-year-old man in May and allegedly found plastic food-saver rolls, a heat sealer, scissors, moving tape, shipping receipts, $5,854 in cash, 110.3 grams …


Study shows working teens more likely to try marijuana

Employed adolescents are more likely to use marijuana than those who don’t work, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.


Local health experts warn against using marijuana while pregnant, even as research remains inconclusive

Multiple studies have shown that marijuana use during pregnancy can be linked to low birth weight and cognitive issues during formative years, but that research has been limited by the …


Sweating it out

A recent study at University of Colorado Boulder revealed that approximately 80 percent of adult cannabis consumers endorse using cannabis products before and/or after exercising.


Is RSO all that?

Rick Simpson oil is a unique cannabis extract, named after a cancer patient who has touted its healing properties.


Buddy Boy Farm keeps on keepin’ on

Buddy Boy Farm, north of Spokane in Ford, was the ninth producer/processor in Washington to receive a state license. Its product was one of the first units of legal cannabis …


Bellingham Budfest blooms in July

Community cannabis festival will include live music, food, vendors and educational panels.


Illustrated history in nonfiction graphic novel

Cartoonist Box Brown presents the history of cannabis in a creative, engaging format.


Talking to my kids about cannabis

My daughter Radler was probably 5 years old, coloring in front of the fireplace. Nonchalantly, she asked “Mama, that plant you grow. Does it save people’s lives?”


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the …


CBD-infused food and beverages are still illegal under U.S. law. So why are they everywhere?

In 2017, no one knew what CBD oil was. In 2018, folks stumbled saying “cannabidiol” (that’s CBD oil) out loud. In 2019, it’s everywhere, and everyone wants in on it.


Q&A: What’s in a name?

Q: What is the difference between marijuana, cannabis, hemp, and CBD? Do they mean the same thing? – Questioning CannaGirl


Strawberry cannajam makes summer complete

Just like grandma used to make … with one extra ingredient.


OK Cannabis, retailers put products to the test

While newcomers to legal cannabis may assume that all the stuff on store shelves is safe, this isn’t always the case.


In first states to legalize pot, teen use triggers concerns

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers’ growing use of highly potent pot, even as both boost the industry and reap huge tax …


The Rise of CBD

Health experts advise caution on unregulated products.


Framework forms around fledgling US hemp industry

A new global hemp research lab in Oregon will offer a certification program that will tell farmers whether the hemp seeds they’re buying are the real deal


Strain of the Month: Peacemaker

Smooth and slightly sweet, Peacemaker is a go-to for your summer activities.


Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves

Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China.


Can cannabis cause cavities?

A dentist chimes in on potential concerns about oral health and cannabis use.


Pride Month celebrates history, activists

Did you know that some of the early advocates in the cannabis rights movement were also people working for gay rights?


Picture Perfect: Cannabis photogs specialize in macros

Photographers gain attention, praise for macros of milky trichomes, THC diamonds and custom glass pieces.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Beyond the high: WSU researcher identifies chemicals in marijuana

A Washington State University researcher and a Spokane budtender have at least one thing in common: They want more cannabis research.


Editorial: Let cannabis businesses open bank accounts

Whether lawmakers support marijuana legalization or not shouldn’t be the issue. It is in everyone’s interest for the industry to be as safe as possible.


Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production

Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Spokane marijuana business owner illegally sold wax and traded hundreds of pounds of weed for new car, police say

The owner of a local marijuana growing operation is facing criminal charges for allegedly selling large quantities of “weed wax” illegally.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

WSU researchers team with Puyallup tribe on medicinal cannabis research

The partnership is intended to provide data that will help develop drug treatment plans for those seeking to manage pain and other disorders. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians recently opened …


Cool off with cannabis-infused drinks

SōRSE Technology eliminates cannabis taste, smell in infused beverages.