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Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana

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.


‘All my best games I was medicated’: Matt Barnes on his game-day use of marijuana

During his 15-year NBA career, Matt Barnes developed a reliable game-day routine. First there was the morning shoot-around. Then he’d go home for a rest, where he’d do what so …


Music, high times planned for Weedstock this weekend

Local cannabis lovers, rejoice: Music and mind-alteration are coming to a field near you, as “Weedstock 2018” rolls out in celebration of 4/20. Organizers say the three-day event, located on …


Grow Op Farms in Spokane Valley expanding its already-huge marijuana business

Grow Op Farms has carved out the largest share of a growing marijuana industry in Eastern Washington, with plans to expand. Does that mean the end for small-time outfits?


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

U.S. reflects on the pros, cons of legal cannabis ahead of 420

America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those …


Florida State QB Deondre Francois cited for marijuana possession

Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois has been cited for possession of marijuana. According to a Tallahassee Police report, officers searched Francois’ apartment on Thursday and found 17 grams of marijuana …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Former U.S. House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and …


Senior helps peers navigate cannabis choices

Many of today’s Baby Boomers have mixed memories of cannabis use.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Marijuana dispute pits county against state of Oregon

Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal …


Thieves in car ram Seattle pot store

Police are searching for four thieves who rammed a Seattle marijuana shop and stole an unknown quantity of goods inside.


Green Bluff Greenhouse puts effort into quality, not quantity

Though we live in a culture where “bigger and faster” is often equated with “better,” it isn’t always the case, at least where cannabis is concerned.


What marijuana goes best with your music?

One of the great things about the Spokane area is that, along with a wide variety of marijuana strains, we have a large selection of choices for live music.


‘Reefer Madness’ returns to Spokane April 7

Irony is a primary component of humor. And that may be especially true of cannabis humor.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Pullman’s We’re Just Buds to close after Spokane owner’s death

While marijuana stores seem to be blooming like crazy in and around Pullman, one will be closing its doors Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:58 p.m.

California takes aim at online ads from illegal pot shops

Weedmaps is a go-to website for people looking to find a marijuana shop. With a few clicks on a cellphone, customers can find virtually any type of cannabis product, along …


Canadian who ran airborne drug-smuggling ring pleads guilty

A Canadian man who ran a helicopter-based drug-smuggling ring for years before Washington state legalized marijuana pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Thursday, after fighting his extradition to the U.S. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:50 a.m.

Handling money from licensed pot businesses OK under state law

State removes laws against handling money from marijuana sales – if it’s from a licensed state business.


Marijuana product labels to get a bit less cluttered

Labels for marijuana products to be streamlined slightly with removal of retailer information.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Sessions: U.S. prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in …


Man charged in hit-and-run crash that killed 3 near Lakewood

A man accused of killing three people in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 5 in Lakewood has been charged with vehicular homicide and failing to remain at the scene of …


Surge in DUI blood tests for drugs causes case backlog for state toxicology lab

Washington’s toxicology lab is struggling with a backlog of cases, thanks in part to growing number of blood tests for suspected DUI cases.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:49 a.m.

Marijuana odor rules prompt clash between Clean Air board members Stuckart, French

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he’s joined the agency overseeing the region’s air pollution in direct response to new regulations and fees for marijuana business owners. Spokane County …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Montana woman sentenced to 40 years for Great Falls marijuana robbery

A Montana woman accused of orchestrating a marijuana robbery that led to the stabbing death of a Great Falls high school student was sentenced to 40 years in prison.


Oregon man accused of using fake boulders for $1M pot shipment

A 37-year-old man accused of stashing $1 million worth of marijuana in fake boulders and attempting to ship it from Springfield, Oregon, to Oklahoma City now faces facing a federal …


Skincare home remedies lead to innovative cannabis products

What started as home health remedies in Erica and Sam Kannall’s kitchen seven years ago have now become popular products on cannabis retail shelves across Washington State.


Botanica has something for every appetite

In 2013, Tim Moxey and Chris Abbott began discussing how to make the best edibles on a large scale, even before they legally were allowed to start cooking.


RAD Expo urges cannabis businesses to get the word out better

With a few big exceptions, doing business in the legal cannabis realm is just like any other competitive industry.


Yakima commissioners plan crack-downs on cannabis businesses

Legal cannabis entrepreneurs and elected officials statewide are watching a brewing conflict in Yakima County between county commissioners and local growers and processors.


Pipe dreams: plenty of smokin’ options for puffers

If the last time you smoked cannabis was out of a dented pop can in your folks’ basement, you may be surprised how much the experience has improved.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 11 p.m.

Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal

An Oregon sheriff and district attorney blasted efforts to regulate legalized marijuana, saying Tuesday the state is allowing black market operations to proliferate.