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Victim believes shooting last week tied to drugs

The victim of a shooting at a north Spokane home on Dec. 11 told police that two men appeared to want his marijuana.


State could get 222 more pot stores

OLYMPIA — Washington will likely increase the number of retail marijuana stores to 556, to handle the demand for medical marijuana licenses.


Spokane law erasing some marijuana convictions to go into effect without mayor’s signature

New rules allowing people to erase previous marijuana possession convictions will go into effect at the end of the month, without Spokane Mayor David Condon’s signature or his support.


Three years in, legal marijuana sales soaring in Washington state

As Washington marks the third year of legal recreational marijuana, monthly sales have grown from about $3 million to more than $57 million last month.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 9:31 p.m.

Spokane will vacate marijuana possession convictions

Anyone guilty of a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge in the city of Spokane will soon be able to have the conviction removed from their criminal record. The Spokane City …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 6:57 p.m.

Ohio voters reject marijuana legalization

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio voters have rejected a ballot measure seeking to legalize recreational and medical marijuana use in the state. Failure of the proposed constitutional amendment follows an expensive …


Nonprofits becoming more comfortable accepting pot donations

As marijuana legalization matures, businesses are becoming more ingrained in their communities by donating cash and time to charities – a sign that the stigma of selling a drug that …


Millwood gets big marijuana tax reimbursement

Millwood, a suburb of roughly 1,800 residents, recently got its first check from Washington state as a reimbursement of marijuana tax revenue.


Medical marijuana shop owners want moratorium dropped

Spokane Valley medical marijuana store owners protest the city’s temporary moratorium on new marijuana businesses at city council meeting


Investigators examining if Mead trailer explosion related to hash oil extraction

Hash oil extraction may be responsible for the trailer fire that sent two Mead residents to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns last week.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 4:15 p.m.

Spokane considering throwing out minor pot possession convictions

People convicted of possessing marijuana in Spokane before the drug was legalized may soon be able to get those convictions thrown out.


Market for marijuana concentrates grows

Inhaling water vapor laced with concentrated THC, the active chemical compound in marijuana, is “dabbing,” a method employed by a growing number of marijuana users as a stronger, faster way …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 10:21 p.m.

Spokane County growers anticipate world’s largest marijuana harvest

Spokane County marijuana farmers are gearing up for what they anticipate will be the largest harvest of the crop anywhere in the world. But banking and safety concerns continue to …


Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

In what lawyers are calling the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry, two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot …


‘Kettle Falls Five’ members get prison time in federal marijuana case

All defendants in the Kettle Falls Five marijuana case will receive prison time, a federal judge ruled Friday. Three members of the family, who say they were growing medicinal marijuana, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 5:48 p.m.

‘Kettle Falls Five’ members get prison time in federal marijuana case

All defendants in the Kettle Falls Five marijuana case will receive prison time, a federal judge ruled Friday. Three members of the family, who say they were growing medicinal marijuana, …


Two charged with pistol whipping pot dealer

Two men face assault and robbery charges after allegedly pistol-whipping a man they’d arranged to buy marijuana from before running away without any marijuana.


Spokane police give out few marijuana citations

Riverfront Park might be the worst place to get high in Spokane. Data from Spokane Municipal Court shows marijuana users are far more likely to be fined for consuming pot …


Washington marijuana sales amount to $357 million in 15 months

One-third of a billion dollars. Sales of all marijuana products – from the plants grown in the fields, to the individual portions to smoke or eat processed in factories large …


Enforcement savings byproduct of legal pot in Washington

Boy did a lot of people suddenly start smoking marijuana. Washingtonians and visitors have spent almost a quarter-billion dollars on retail weed since legalization. It’s a lot of money. Enough …


Getting There: Gonzaga to offer staff, students free bus passes

Gonzaga University is joining other large organizations in the Spokane region to offer complimentary bus passes. Faculty, students and other staff will be eligible for the free passes starting in …


Sign of the times: ‘Mile 420’ highway markers are hot item

Dude, where’s milepost 420? You won’t find it in Washington anymore. Idaho either.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, 3:11 p.m.

Spokane marijuana retailer Greenlight robbed at gunpoint

Spokane County’s leading marijuana retailer was robbed Monday night in what Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich called a “takeover-style” crime. “We’re taking this very seriously,” Knezovich said Wednesday.


Spokane County’s top pot shop robbed in ‘takeover-style’ crime

Spokane County’s leading store in marijuana sales was robbed Monday night in what Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich called a “takeover-style” crime. “We’re taking this very seriously,” Knezovich said Wednesday.


July pot sales end hot streak

Marijuana sales in Spokane County dipped in July, the first drop in month-to-month retail receipts since the drug became legal. The county’s 15 shops sold $3.8 million worth of marijuana …


Rise in child ‘pot poisoning’ incidents concerns officials

Reports of kids eating marijuana-infused cookies and candies are on the rise statewide and in Spokane County, where a 4-year-old spent the night in intensive care after eating a product …


Member of Kettle Falls Five sentenced to 16 months in jail for marijuana operation

A federal judge rejected the medical marijuana defense of a member of the so-called “Kettle Falls Five” growing family and sentenced Jason Lee Zucker on Friday to 16 months in …


‘Kettle Falls Five’ member gets 16-month sentence

Jason Lee Zucker was given a 16-month sentence Friday for his role in the so-called “Kettle Falls Five” marijuana grow in rural Stevens County. He remains out of custody pending …


Medical marijuana referendum won’t be on Washington ballot

OLYMPIA – Washington voters won’t be asked this fall if they want to keep changes made this spring to the state’s medical marijuana laws. Organizers of a petition drive to …


Police: DUIs alleged in separate crashes leaving 1 dead, 1 injured

A bicyclist was killed and a motorcyclist was seriously injured in separate accidents Wednesday, and in both cases, police say, the drivers who caused the crashes admitted to recently smoking …