Stories tagged: marijuana
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Man accused in Cheney pot shop kidnapping gives television homicide confession
A man accused of kidnapping a Cheney marijuana store employee on lunch break last week gave a jailhouse confession to KHQ on Monday.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Pot decriminalization law goes into effect in New Hampshire
A law in New Hampshire decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana goes into effect Saturday.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Hawaii says it’s 1st state to go cashless for pot sales
Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Here’s one marijuana trend you should actually be worried about
The latest federal survey data shows that while teen marijuana use continues to decline in the era of legal pot, adult use is rising. The percent of people over the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Employee abducted at gunpoint from Cheney pot shop
An employee of a Cheney marijuana shop was reportedly abducted at gunpoint Saturday afternoon, according to the Cheney Police Department.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Tip leads to marijuana bust, seizure of $3M near Seattle
Authorities say a tip led them to bust an illegal marijuana grow and seize over 6,000 pot plants, 180 pounds of processed marijuana and $3 million in cash.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Analysis: Washington state youth pot use hasn’t increased
Analysis by a group of Washington state marijuana experts has found that youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment did not increase after the state’s legalization of marijuana for grown-ups.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:55 a.m.
Raven Grass focuses on a different way of growing
The secret is in the soil.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:39 a.m.
Outlook downright peachy for Palouse Farms
Back when Initiative 502 was on the ballot, Toni Nersesian and husband Tom Barlow voted yes because they didn’t think anyone should go to jail for smoking marijuana.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:30 a.m.
Budtrimming can be great foot in the door
According to New Frontier Data, a national research firm, by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:25 a.m.
The challenge of Canada
There are nearly 40 medical cannabis dispensaries in Victoria, B.C., and all operate illegally, despite having a city business license displayed on each of their walls.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:20 a.m.
Caution urged when crossing Canadian border
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to remove cannabis possession for personal consumption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances nationwide Act, perhaps as early as July 2018.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:12 a.m.
Spicy watermelon salsa great for late summer snacking
One of my favorite anytime go-to snacks is chips and salsa, which can be especially great to enjoy on nice summer days.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Colorado to Sessions: Pot industry working and can be better
Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working – and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Nevada judge clears way for expanded marijuana distribution
A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Governors of Alaska, Washington push back on Trump administration’s view on pot
Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Inslee, Ferguson to Sessions: You’re wrong about Washington’s pot system
State leaders try to set U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions straight on Washington pot system.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
U.S. pot states try to curb smuggling, fend off administration
Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Thousands of illegal marijuana plants seized in Adams County
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies served search warrants Wednesday on five illegal marijuana grows in the tiny unincorporated town of Cunningham.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
First medical marijuana dispensary opening in Hawaii
Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Deputies seize large marijuana grow from Wallace home
The Shoshone County Drug Task Force seized nearly half a million dollars of marijuana at a home in Wallace Monday morning.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Editorial: Pot-fearing AG should meet with state officials
Why is the attorney general ignoring his own task force, cherry-picking data, using outdated information and raising the specter of a federal shutdown? Possibly because he holds the outdated view …
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
A FedEx for pot? Two Spokane firms carve out niche in marijuana delivery
The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board began licensing businesses transporting the state’s newest legal cash crop last fall. The owners say there are a lot of “gray laws” still in …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Sessions raises concerns over Washington’s pot legalization
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he’s disappointed with a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the state’s efforts to regulate marijuana.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Legalizing recreational marijuana could boost crash rates, safety group warns
A traffic safety organization is warning that two recent studies suggest that legalizing recreational marijuana could lead to an increase in crashes, including deadly ones.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Sen. Cory Booker pushes plan to legalize pot throughout U.S.
Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana, expunge federal marijuana convictions, and penalize states with racially disparate arrest or incarceration rates for marijuana-related crimes – a …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis
Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Potheads don’t stress easily, say WSU researchers
Washington State University researchers have found evidence supporting an already popular theory: that regular cannabis users stay more relaxed in stressful situations.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Possible hitch in Maryland pot licenses
Several of the independent experts hired to review applications to open medical marijuana businesses in Maryland had ties to companies whose materials they reviewed, according to records obtained by the …