Stories tagged: marijuana
Wed., June 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
State Treasurer Duane Davidson is working to get Congress to change federal laws and open banking to marijuana businesses in states where it’s legal.
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:59 p.m.
Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana …
Tue., June 19, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
Those involved in the retail side of Washington and Colorado cannabis sales don’t tend to stick around very long, according to the latest data from the Seattle-based cannabis software/data company …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
Mayors from six U.S. cities with legal marijuana have formed a coalition with the aim of preparing other states and the federal government for legalization.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the …
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 4:52 p.m.
Colorado’s governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting …
UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Marijuana prices are in free fall, and the craft cannabis farmers who put Oregon on the map decades before broad legalization say they are in peril of losing their now-legal …
Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
An alarming increase in the use of a highly toxic and banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California is leading U.S. and state officials to …
Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah.
Fri., May 25, 2018, 12:28 p.m.
Cannabis growers looking to save money can start by looking at their lighting.
Fri., May 25, 2018, 11:46 a.m.
Katrina and Rob McKinley have heard plenty of the rumors over the years.
Fri., May 25, 2018, 11:40 a.m.
Many marijuana users report that one of the more enjoyable side effects is a big boost to one’s sense of humor – you’re likely to find more things funny, including …
Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Many of us have faced a familiar temptation. Following a spirited night of drinking, we can’t sleep. So we look in the medicine cabinet for something to help us nod …
UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation tied to China.
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
The black market for marijuana is thriving in Oregon and an oversupply of weed from growers is flowing to more than two dozen states where pot remains illegal, a top …
Mon., May 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet – …
Mon., May 14, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Applications for state licenses to grow hemp – marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin – have increased more than twentyfold since 2015, and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 …
Tue., May 8, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
A new report finds that legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts revenue for state and local governments, but not by much.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades. A small but increasing …
Sun., April 29, 2018
Once again, efforts to make medical marijuana legal in Idaho have collapsed.
Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
No matter how well a cannabis farmer or retailer goes by the book and follows every regulation, not everyone wants their legally-earned money.
Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
It’s a classic story of local boy(s) making good, but in the age of legal cannabis.
Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
In the pre-legal days, the better cannabis sellers were all about customer service.
Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Paint and sip classes have been a popular social activity in the Spokane area for several years.
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:02 p.m.
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes filed a motion Friday asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions and dismiss all charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession that were prosecuted in …
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Jon Davis is “hotboxing” rats for a purpose: to figure out why people who smoke marijuana experience hunger. The research, which Davis hopes to publish soon, is just part of …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
WSU halts research into marijuana breath test in fear of Trump administration reversal on pot enforcement
Washington State University researchers are halting their development of a marijuana breathalyzer for fear of backlash from the federal government.
Tue., April 24, 2018, 1:16 p.m.
Washington state has been a leader in legalizing the use of marijuana, both medicinally and recreationally. But Gov. Jay Inslee would like you to know the Upper Left also is …
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Dozens of tents and vendors booths lined alongside Union Flat Creek signaled the arrival of Weedstock, a three-day party in the name of cannabis.
Fri., April 20, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana’s informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot.