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  • FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014

    Abortion coverage, medical marijuana bills advance in Washington House

    OLYMPIA – Two of the Washington legislative session’s most controversial issues moved out of a House committee Thursday, giving the full chamber the chance to vote on whether most insurance …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 2014

    Pot bills concern access and safety

    OLYMPIA – Efforts to bring the state’s two laws on marijuana together is generating several proposals in the Legislature and rifts among the medical marijuana community. Some patients on Tuesday …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013

    Medical marijuana system overhaul draws criticism

    OLYMPIA – A proposal by state agencies to overhaul Washington’s medical marijuana system, restricting access and toughening requirements for patients, faced immediate criticism by some advocates for the drug. Staff …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2013

    Marijuana users face plenty of unknowns

    The dried marijuana buds packed in jars, the marijuana-infused vitamin water, the Chewy Choo chocolate cannabis candies, the Canna Bull drinkable energy shots – they’re all sold at the Pacific …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2013

    Spin Control: Divisions crop up among marijuana users

    OLYMPIA – As Washington develops rules for its new recreational marijuana industry, even the most casual observer might be hard pressed to argue this change isn’t significant. We’re going to …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

    DEA raids pot dispensaries

    SEATTLE – Federal agents have raided a number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the Puget Sound region. Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said Wednesday afternoon the operation was underway. …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

    Medical pot shop deals with effects of robbery

    Paul Lugo stands with a customer in the lobby of his medical marijuana dispensary. The room is brightly lit, the windows painted with sunshine and colorful flowers. Though the scene …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

    Spokane Valley council adjusting budget

    The city of Spokane Valley is getting ready to make several changes to its 2013 budget, partly to pay for extra projects and expenses the council has approved in the …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013, 7:38 A.M.

    Kids of marijuana activists put in foster care

    BOISE — Three medical marijuana advocates from southwest Idaho say their children were placed into state foster care after law enforcement searched their home and found marijuana.


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013

    States can pick their pot laws

    It may be surprising, but no state is required to have a law making possession of marijuana, or any drug, a crime. Therefore, any state can legalize some or all …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013

    Spokane pot businesses on hold

    The number of businesses in Spokane specializing in medical marijuana will be frozen at about a dozen for at least the next six months. Fearing the proliferation of businesses that …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

    Anti-pot bills clear Idaho Senate panel

    BOISE – Idaho should never legalize marijuana for any purpose and should call on the U.S. Justice Department to crack down on states that do, state lawmakers declared Wednesday. The …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013

    Medical pot dispensaries hope legalization opens new doors

    Among the antique stores and other shops of Spokane’s historic Garland District is a door painted with a happy snowman. Inside, the merchant is peddling medical marijuana while harboring hopes …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2013

    Interstate 90 a major route for traffickers heading east

    The buds are potent and fresh, packed gingerly in heat-sealed bags to preserve their form and flavor – and throw off the drug dogs. These aren’t the dense bricks of …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 8:28 A.M.

    Seattle medical marijuana entrepreneur sentenced

    SEATTLE — A Seattle medical marijuana entrepreneur whose dispensaries were raided last year was sentenced Wednesday in federal court. The 48-year-old Brionne Corbray avoided prison time and was sentenced to …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 12:27 A.M.

    President’s pot comments prompt call for policy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he won’t go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But advocates …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 3:24 P.M.

    Pot proponents hopeful, wary after Obama comments

    SEATTLE (AP) — Officials and pot advocates looking for any sign of whether the Obama administration will sue to block legal pot laws in Washington state and Colorado or stand …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispenser’s conviction overturned

    The drug-trafficking convictions of the man who operated Spokane’s first medical marijuana dispensary were reversed Tuesday in a state Appeals Court ruling that also appears to clear the way for …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 9:40 A.M.

    Washington could become pot source for neighbors

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Now that marijuana is legal in neighboring Washington state, Portland police are offering some helpful advice to Oregon pot users. Sure, you can go over to …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:53 P.M.

    For Washington state, legal pot _ and now what?

    SEATTLE (AP) — People openly lit joints under the Space Needle and on Seattle’s sidewalks — then blew the smoke at TV news cameras. To those looking to “get baked,” …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:57 A.M.

    As pot goes proper, a history of weed

    SEATTLE (AP) — The grass is no greener. But, finally, it’s legal — at least somewhere in America. It’s been a long, strange trip for marijuana. Washington state and Colorado …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 4:20 P.M.

    Pot legalization no free ride to smoke on campus

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — 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 …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012, 2:28 P.M.

    Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war

    DENVER (AP) — First came marijuana as medicine. Now comes legal pot for the people. Those who have argued for decades that legalizing and taxing weed would be better than …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 11:30 A.M.

    Medical marijuana advocates want drug reclassified

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington is considering whether marijuana should be reclassified from its current status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use. Last …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 1:53 A.M.

    Marijuana backers courting conservatives

    DENVER (AP) — It’s not all hippies backing November’s marijuana legalization votes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Appealing to Western individualism and a mistrust of federal government, activists have lined …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 7:32 A.M.

    Arkansas court upholds medical marijuana proposal

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a proposed ballot measure that, if successful, would make the state the first in the South to legalize …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 10:46 A.M.

    Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

    DENVER (AP) — A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: “Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?” It’s …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 7:56 P.M.

    Ryan: Don’t interfere with legalized medical pot

    DENVER (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says the federal government shouldn’t interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana. The Wisconsin congressman tells KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs …


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