Stories tagged: marijuana
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
A request by the proprietors of Old Fashioned Fun Arcade to shutter a nearby marijuana retailer was rejected by a Spokane County judge this month. The ruling allows Smokane to …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Colorado’s Republican U.S. senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials have shown good faith in recent …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Los Angeles has issued licenses to nearly 100 marijuana retailers but police estimate there are at least two times that number operating illegally in the city and undercutting those who …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the feds’ take-it-easy policy on pot prosecutions, he threw a ton of uncertainty into Washington’s marijuana industry.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
A former church pastor in Vancouver has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge for trying to smuggle more than 280 pounds of pot into the country from Mexico.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
More than five years after Washington state legalized marijuana, Seattle officials said Thursday they’re moving to automatically clear past misdemeanor convictions for pot possession – a step similarly announced by …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and that he wants to work with state …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 70-year-old man after deputies found 58 pounds of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop Thursday.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Yakima County authorities on Wednesday took their first step in enforcing a ban on marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county by filing a court action seeking to shut …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
The single bottle of juice delivered to your door will set you back at least $55. But the bag of marijuana that comes with it? On the house.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
San Francisco’s district attorney said Wednesday that city prosecutors will toss out or reduce thousands of criminal convictions for marijuana dating back decades, a move allowed under the 2016 state …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
Police have made two more arrests in a shooting last week over a duffel bag full of marijuana that left one teenager hospitalized.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan. 1, stockpiling enough marijuana to last for months …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
There are some fancy cannabis retailers that offer the highest-end items for customers who don’t mind paying extra, especially when surrounded by elegant décor.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
While it is normal to cough after taking a big hit of your cannabis, some users report continuous coughing, wheezing, vomiting and rashes.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 5:01 p.m.
Cannabis enthusiasts will tell you that this plant has long been known to enhance almost every aspect of a romantic experience, from elevating appetite, increasing arousal and amplifying sensations, to …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
The new federal tax cuts should add a jolt to the state’s economy, a new revenue forecast says. Not a huge jolt. Not a marijuana-sized jolt.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Gov. Phil Scott on Monday privately signed Vermont’s marijuana bill into law, making the state the first in the country to authorize the recreational use of the substance by an …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:28 p.m.
House panel considers letting recreational marijuana users “grow their own.”
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana – and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump – in …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
What I wanted was to quiet my racing mind. What I wanted, really, was to be put to sleep so I could wean myself off the hypnotic chemicals I ingest …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 1:11 p.m.
Oregon authorities say nearly 20 percent of state-licensed marijuana retailers in a recent undercover operation sold pot to underage buyers.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 2:33 p.m.
Rat poison is contaminating threatened northern spotted owls in California forests, and marijuana farms appear to be to blame, according to a study published Thursday.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Louisiana’s governor Tuesday asked President Donald Trump to shield states’ medical marijuana programs from federal prosecutors, urging him to “ensure the safe distribution of this life-changing form of treatment.”
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
It looms above the freeway about 45 miles west of Spokane: a literal sign of the times.
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
Lawmakers and others in Democratic-learning states have been howling over the past year about actions by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans that they say have undermined states’ rights. That …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 12:13 p.m.
This week’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice would lift its hands-off approach to states that legalized marijuana shocked many in the industry who have been trying to go …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states’ top federal prosecutors.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 9:04 a.m.
For Republicans who have found themselves at odds with President Trump or his policies, there have generally been just two options: buckle, as former deficit hawks did on the recent …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Dozens of marijuana farmers in Spokane County will have to pay fees ranging from $500 to $2,000 this year to cover the expenses of enforcing state laws governing nuisance smells. …