Stories tagged: pot
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
Brian Lehman has been scrambling to find a new location for his state-licensed cannabis farm since receiving a cease-and-desist order from Yakima County officials. Now, the county is seeking an …
UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 12:33 p.m.
Police officers who encounter shipments of state-certified hemp on America’s highways are facing a quandary: They can’t tell if the plants they’re seeing are hemp or marijuana. Truckers are free …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
YAKIMA – Yakima County is taking legal action to shut down more than 20 banned recreational marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated areas of the county. County officials gave the businesses …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Since starting Fairwinds, a Vancouver-based cannabis company, in 2014, James and Wendy Hull said they’ve heard from customers who’ve praised their products for helping them with pain, anxiety and other …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7:18 a.m.
On Monday, the issue of exotic animals being kept as pets was raised when a tiger was discovered by pot smokers in an abandoned Houston house. “A tiger is a …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 8:45 p.m.
California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:33 p.m.
The legal cannabis stores that opened in Montreal last fall still look pristine, but the shelves are often bare. A few blocks from one outlet, though, a longtime pot dealer …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
The Richland City Council plans a workshop to discuss legalizing marijuana sales in Richland.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
A group trying to legalize marijuana sales in Richland says they may take their fight to court after the city’s attorney says their initiative is not valid.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 3:34 p.m.
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 …
Thu., July 12, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed …
Fri., July 6, 2018, 2:48 a.m.
There’s nothing like water to relax you.
Thu., June 28, 2018, 8:21 a.m.
Washington officials say reports of pot poisoning among young children is on the rise across the state.
UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin …
Thu., May 3, 2018, 11:48 a.m.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pressing ahead with a goal of legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada within months, as senators push for changes and a delay of as much as …
Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades. A small but increasing …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
It looms above the freeway about 45 miles west of Spokane: a literal sign of the times.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
The confusing rollout of marijuana regulations in California has been underscored in Mendocino County, where local authorities licensed a company to deliver pot only to have state police arrest two …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Move over, pot brownies. The world’s largest legal recreational marijuana market kicks off Monday in California, and the trendsetting state is set to ignite the cannabis culinary scene.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane County marijuana farmers say pollution controls, regulations and low prices threaten their business
Fees and rules for controlling the smell of marijuana emanating from the county’s dozens of marijuana farms are going to regulate small players right out of the nascent industry, growers …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
LOS ANGELES – California on Friday began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state’s legal marijuana industry next year, a milestone for the emerging market. After …