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Washington flips the switch on a new medical marijuana system

Washington’s new medical marijuana laws take effect Friday, meaning medical dispensaries will close and many recreational stores will expand into that market.


Canada to study marijuana legalization

Canada launched a task force Thursday to study the regulation of recreational marijuana ahead of a legalization measure the government plans to send to parliament in the Spring of 2017.


Vancouver increases number of allowed pot shops

Vancouver officials have voted to expand the number of marijuana shops allowed in the city.


$24 million cash stuffed in buckets recovered at suspected pot dealer’s home

Miami-Dade police detectives raiding the home of a suspected marijuana trafficker unearthed an estimated $24 million in cash – mostly in bundles of $100 bills in heat-sealed bags stuffed in …


Editorial: Kids today are more cautious

The CDC survey serves as a reminder that today’s youngsters do not necessarily embrace the coarsening that is evident in popular culture.


Why the next president could be a buzzkill for pot advocates

Across the country, pot legalization advocates worry that a Donald Trump victory on Nov. 8 could mean trouble for legalized recreational pot in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska and the District …


Pot unites businesspeople and hippies at cannabis conference

Men and women in business suits mixed with hippies sporting blazers printed with marijuana leaves Friday during the last day of the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition.


Microsoft to work with cannabis compliance tech firm Kind

Microsoft is partnering with a startup that makes software for the booming legal cannabis industry.


Oregon races to finalize rules for marijuana, issue licenses

After months of public hearings with pot growers, lawmen, public health officials and others, an Oregon commission is racing to finalize recreational marijuana regulations and issue licenses to hundreds of …


Thieves steal marijuana from North Spokane store

Police have confirmed a break-in at the marijuana store Royal’s Cannabis at 7115 N. Division Street early Thursday morning but are releasing few details.


Marijuana business broken into twice

A marijuana producer and processor in the 1800 block of North Langley has been robbed twice since March and police are looking for help in identifying the suspects.


Raid on pot fund hurts legalization

Promised revenue for research and prevention was siphoned off by legislative budget writers.


Pot shop thieves in Butte steal $12,000 in marijuana plants

Law enforcement officers say two male suspects cut a hole in the roof of a building housing a medical marijuana dispensary and stole about $12,000 worth of marijuana plants.


Pullman’s newest pot shop cited on second day open

The grand opening of Pullman’s newest pot shop wasn’t so grand last week when the two-day-old retailer was caught in a sting operation allegedly selling marijuana to a minor.


Cannabis for back pain puts him in a pickle

Dear Dr. Zorba: I enjoy your radio show. I’m a 56-year motorcycle guy. I had an accident when I was much much younger, and the result has been years of …


Getting There: Pot-related fatal crashes spike in Washington after legalization vote

Pot-related fatal crashes in Washington spiked upward after marijuana was voted legal in the fall of 2012


Proposal to ban marijuana with strong alcohol gets public hearing in Spokane

Sen. Michael Baumgartner headed a meeting of local and state legislators Thursday discussing the potential to ban sales of marijuana where strong alcoholic drinks are already outlawed. But it’s unlikely …


Idaho man collapses after consuming laced marijuana, police say

Southwest Idaho authorities have issued a warning after reporting that a man consumed marijuana laced with a chemical and suffered irreversible damage.


Marijuana businesses face lawsuit after fatal shooting

The family of three boys filed a lawsuit against two recreational marijuana businesses after a shooting that left their mother dead and their father charged with murder.


Oregon pot shops to sell recreational edibles, extracts in June

Recreational marijuana users will be able to purchase more than just flowers next month.


600K sign California initiative to legalize pot

Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot in California.


Medical pot ad limits await governor’s pen in Colorado

An expanded limit on marijuana advertising awaits the governor’s signature in Colorado. A bill saying that medical marijuana can’t be advertised to people under 21 passed the Senate 24-11 on …


Warm Springs tribe breaks ground on marijuana grow facility

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has broken ground on a new marijuana-growing facility that is set to be Oregon’s first tribal-owned marijuana grow operation.


Pullman extends hold on new pot shops

New marijuana businesses won’t be getting the go-ahead here for at least another four months.


Marijuana studied as help to treat painkiller and heroin addiction

The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the …


Hundreds of pot plants grown where 8 were killed, Ohio prosecutor says

Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-house sheltering …


Gary Crooks: Why is the fight over marijuana?

Just the fact that bars need bouncers should raise this question: Why place them outside the


Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he will ask Congress to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use to 28 grams, or about one ounce. Mexico had previously …


4/20 parties: Thousands puff for legal pot

Thousands sent up a cheer and a collective plume of marijuana smoke at the stroke of 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.


Dozens arrested in Denver-area pot raids targeting exporters

Police and federal agents arrested more than 40 people and seized piles of pot plants and elaborate growing equipment Thursday during raids of homes and warehouses throughout the Denver area, …