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Obama: feds shouldn’t pursue pot-users in Washington or Colorado

SEATTLE — Backers of new laws that legalized marijuana in Washington and Colorado were cautiously optimistic after President Barack Obama said Uncle Sam wouldn’t pursue pot users in those states.


City of Spokane mulling I-502 implementation

Spokane city leaders will meet today to begin planning for how to deal with businesses that want to sell state-sanctioned marijuana. City Council members will meet with the city of …


Large marijuana grow busted in Elk

Abnormal electrical use on an Elk property led to last week’s discovery of an elaborate marijuana grow operation from which authorities seized nearly 100 plants. Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives could …


Deputies bust large pot-growing operation in Elk, Wash.

Abnormal electrical use on an Elk, Wash., property led to last week’s discovery of an elaborate marijuana grow operation from which authorities seized nearly 100 plants.


Legal pot complicates companies’ policies

DENVER – Pot may be legal, but workers may want to check with their boss first before they grab the pipe or joint during off hours. Businesses in Washington state, …


New marijuana law could cause problems on the Palouse

The college towns of Pullman and Moscow may only be separated by an eight-mile stretch of highway. But the divide between their states’ marijuana policies is becoming much wider. Today …


Q&A: Marijuana law takes effect Thursday

When the clock ticks past midnight tonight, Washington will have the most permissive law in the nation regarding marijuana, thanks to voters who approved Initiative 502. But the new law …


Pot still outlawed on campus

Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and …


Mother gives 7-year-old marijuana to fight chemo

PORTLAND – A seven-year-old girl suffering from leukemia is one of Oregon’s youngest medical marijuana patients. Her mother says she gives her daughter marijuana pills to combat the effects of …


Spokane County won’t take legal action on pot cases

Spokane County prosecutors are following colleagues from King, Pierce and Clark counties in saying they will no longer prosecute adults 21 and older for possession of less than an ounce …


Spokane County reverses, pot now legal

It’s legal. After taking more time to review the new law, Spokane County prosecutors are now following colleagues from King, Pierce and Clark counties in saying they will no longer …


State to plan pot licensing, taxing

OLYMPIA – Washington will be “following the will of the voters and moving ahead” with setting up ways that adults can legally obtain marijuana for recreational use, Gov. Chris Gregoire …


Clark: Here’s the straight dope on your I-502 questions

Washington voters approved a measure this week to legalize marijuana for recreational use, leaving many in the non-stoner community abuzz with questions. Fortunately, Answer Man is here today to fill …


Six teens injured in rollover crash

A crash involving marijuana and excessive speed Friday night landed six teenagers in local hospitals, one in critical condition. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to the rollover crash at about …


Pot pilot sentenced to 10 years by judge

SEATTLE – A helicopter pilot from Armstrong, British Columbia, who flew loads of marijuana into the United States from Canada has been sentenced in federal court in Seattle to 10 …


Marijuana initiative creates opportunity, questions

Despite what the Bob Marley posters might suggest, John Kim’s family business is all about tobacco. Cigars and hookahs. Cigarettes and lighters. Pipes shaped like dolphins, horses and motorcycles, ranging …


Planning begins for growing and selling pot

The state Liquor Control Board, responsible for regulating the production and sale of marijuana in Washington under Initiative 502, is preparing to move ahead with implementation plans.


Hemp may gain ground in votes only

SEATTLE – Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing …


Spin Control: McKenna’s dance moves could wrap up the nerd vote

The first rule of campaigning in 2012 should be: Think twice before you do something. There’s always a video camera around. This might be something the staff of gubernatorial candidate …


U.S. Senate hopeful Baumgartner endorses marijuana initiative

The Republican challenger for a Washington U.S. Senate seat endorsed a ballot measure Wednesday that would legalize marijuana for personal use in the state. State Sen. Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane, said …


Initiative or no, federal law trumps state on marijuana

Suppose voters decided that they’ve had it with federal drug rules that make marijuana an illegal substance akin to heroin or cocaine, and they change Washington state law to make …


Police provide more details on day care pot bust

Following citizens’ questions about the amount of time it took detectives to arrest a woman charged with selling marijuana to high school students, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released more …


Cops: Pot grown, sold in Spokane Valley day care

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives on Thursday arrested a 35-year-old Spokane Valley day care provider who had been selling marijuana to high school students. Detectives raided the duplex at 7820 E. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 12:27 p.m.

Drug cops raid Spokane Valley daycare

A Spokane Valley daycare operator was arrested this morning for selling marijuana to several high school students.


South Hill seizure nets pot, alligator, piranhas

Piranhas offered for trade on Craigslist led state fish and game agents to seize several of the exotic, human-eating fish from an apartment on Spokane’s lower South Hill. The rare …


Piranhas, alligator seized from South Hill apartment

Piranhas offered for trade on Craigslist led state fish and game agents to seize several of the exotic, human-eating fish from an apartment on Spokane’s lower South Hill.


I-502’s fiscal result remains hazy

SEATTLE – The state’s latest financial analysis says legalizing and taxing marijuana could bring Washington as much as nearly $2 billion over the next five years – or as little …


Man sentenced for aiding marijuana traffickers

A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison, a judge …


Police looking for alleged thief

A man who police say was arrested leaving a suspected robber’s home with a bag of marijuana is now wanted on charges stemming from a gunpoint home-invasion robbery two days …


On ballots, expect single marijuana, marriage options

OLYMPIA – Washington voters could face ballot measures this November on marijuana, same-sex marriage, charter schools and supermajorities for taxes. But they won’t face more than one on any of …