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State Liquor and Cannabis Board to reevaluate pot edibles

Certain cannabis-infused candy could start vanishing from store shelves across Washington next year.


New Day Cannabis sees plenty of potential for safer plants

Joe Rammell has been learning the skills needed to grow great cannabis all of his life – he just didn’t know it until a few years ago.


Legal sales of cannabis begin in Canada Oct. 17

Be careful what you wish for.


Cannabis impact part of November ballot

Although Initiative 502 legalized the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana products in Washington back in 2012, voters are still asked to provide input at the ballot box.


CBD items offer good health without the highs

Shaun McHenry swears by CBDs.


New leadership for NORML Women of Washington

Chrissy Knox has a new hat to wear.


Shawn Vestal: Washington officials say legal pot economy is plateauing in the state

Since legalization, retail sales of marijuana have gone nothing but up, and dramatically so. But that rapid increase is about to flatten, state economic forecasters say.


Seattle court agrees to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions prosecuted before legalization

Seattle Municipal Court judges have agreed to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession prosecuted before pot was legalized in Washington state.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

Maine investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.


It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the …


Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

Las Vegas’ newest attraction – and Instagram backdrop – is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The business, Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, is …


Tesla stock falls as CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke marijuana on video

Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled about 7 percent as the markets opened Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company’s accounting …


Cannabis retailers, artists celebrate Spokane with custom murals

One of the positive side effects cited by cannabis advocates is heightened creativity.


The High Road has big plans for big plants

In the last year, Don Grant learned more than he ever thought possible about growing cannabis – and he’s been growing it for a significant part of his life.


Blue Roots Cannabis continues to branch out

In some ways, Blue Roots Cannabis acts like a small-scale grower but in a big space.


Skip the line by ordering online

You can pretty much order anything online these days.


Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown give stances on marijuana, opioid addiction treatment and drugs

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her stance somewhat on the legalization of marijuana, six years after Washington state voters approved the creation of a recreational market for the drug. …


Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger.


Otter pardons man convicted of selling marijuana 30+ years ago

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday announced the fourth pardon he’s issued in his 12 years in office, pardoning a man who was convicted more than three decades ago of …


Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

Washington state’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place.


New Kevin Smith cannabis comedy lets viewers decide its fate

Actor/director Kevin Smith is hoping a new cannabis-themed TV show will appeal to all sorts of viewers, who also will have a role in whether new episodes are filmed.


State cannabis taxes fund new Spokane detective position

Bring up the topic of taxes at any cocktail party or the nearest water cooler, and the discussion eventually seems to turn to why all of our state’s problems haven’t …


Cannabis on campus: why you should leave bud off your back-to-school list

It’s time once again for the grass-filled quads of academia to be swarmed by scholars from near and far, and like many intellectuals of the past, the incoming student body …


1st year of Nevada marijuana sales exceeds expectations

Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Alleged marijuana buy turns into gunbattle in east Spokane

Two minors were arrested Tuesday after a drug deal devolved into a robbery, car chase, gunbattle and crash in the East Central neighborhood, Spokane police said.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first U.S. pot IPO

A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares …


Big money tests Canadian marijuana stocks

As Canada moves toward legalization of recreational marijuana on Oct. 17 and the U.S. shows signs of growing leniency, hedge funds such as Navy are leading the advance of institutional …


Boating with your bud

There’s nothing like water to relax you.


Guest Column: Smoking pot and smoking guns

Getting drunk and playing with a gun is a bad idea, as is taking too many pain pills and then deciding to go hunting.