Stories tagged: pot
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Vermont governor vetoes bill legalizing recreational pot
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is vetoing a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state and is sending it back to the legislature with suggestions for changes.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
California legalization lets pot convictions go up in smoke
Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Volunteers needed to smoke pot for science
Researchers at Washington State University need volunteers for a study to develop a breathalyzer for pot.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Seattle police seize 3,000 pot plants from 14 houses
Seattle police have seized more than 3,000 marijuana plants from 14 illegal grow houses.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Pot bust lands Tacoma man in North Dakota jail
Sheriff’s deputies in North Dakota have arrested a Tacoma, Washington, man with 13 pounds of marijuana in the back of his car.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Vermont Legislature first in U.S. to vote to legalize recreational marijuana
Vermont’s Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Feds: Seattle police officer helped run marijuana to Baltimore
A Seattle police officer has been charged with helping smuggle hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Baltimore.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Idaho business defends plan to sell marijuana extract oil
A small-business owner in southwestern Idaho says he plans to sell oil extracted from marijuana despite operating in a state with strict drug laws.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Montana man gets 5 years on Idaho marijuana charge
A Montana man has been sentenced to five years in prison for possessing about a pound of marijuana in Idaho.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 5:06 a.m.
Have you ever smoked pot? Saying yes can get foreigners barred for life at U.S. border
Canada’s likely move to completely legalize marijuana next year promises to produce immediate spillover effects in the United States, starting with increased confusion at the U.S.-Canadian border.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Oregon city bans outdoor marijuana gardens
A new local ordinance in Medford has banned growing marijuana in backyards.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Spending plan includes reassurance for legal marijuana
Businesses selling marijuana in states where it is legal just got some reassurance from Congress that they don’t have to worry about a federal crackdown anytime soon.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Washington state tribes fear White House will be a buzzkill for their marijuana business
Four state tribes have signed compacts with the
Tue., April 25, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Colorado lawmakers approve pot for PTSD, with new limits
Post-traumatic stress sufferers may soon qualify for medical pot in Colorado.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Lawmakers don’t want pot billboards to be appealing to kids
Washington state lawmakers have passed a variety of tweaks to state marijuana laws, including new rules for what can appear on pot billboards.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Signatures for Idaho medical marijuana petition encouraged at Hemp Fest
Marijuana advocates are hoping for plenty of ink on their medical marijuana petition Saturday during Moscow Hemp Fest.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Pot enthusiasts observe 4/20 with parties, protests and deals
From Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to Hippie Hill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, marijuana enthusiasts observed their 4/20 holiday Thursday with public smoke-outs, parties and, yes, great deals …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
Marijuana has truly gone mainstream, survey finds
Yahoo News and Marist University survey illustrates how pot has become a part of everyday life for millions of Americans.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Sessions has many foes in his battle against medical marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs, but on medical marijuana – which he says “has been hyped, maybe too much” – he may be …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Study: Cigarettes go better with alcohol than marijuana does
For millennials, cigarettes go better with booze than they do with weed. That’s the conclusion of a new University of California, San Francisco study showing tobacco accompanied by alcohol gives …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but pregnant moms shouldn’t use
Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Pot business keeps growing in Eugene
Pot shops in Eugene are about to face more competition. The Register-Guard reported two retailers are opening soon on the same block of the aptly named High Street.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 7:15 a.m.
State pot licensing employee leasing land for proposed marijuana grow near Deer Park
Plans to build a marijuana growing and processing facility in Deer Park have been stalled amid outcry from neighbors. That’s because the man who owns the proposed building site also …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Canada introduces legislation to legalize marijuana
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced legislation Thursday to let adults possess 30 grams of marijuana in public – a measure that would make Canada the largest developed country …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Washington’s cannabis tracking contract up for bid
Washington state regulators have begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on marijuana commerce, a deal with an initial value of about $3 million.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
Doctors once treated alcoholism with heroin. Now, they want to treat heroin addiction with marijuana.
A new drug treatment program says it has a cure for heroin addiction: marijuana. The claim has attracted national attention, but the history of analogous miracle cures is as long …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
TSA’s medical marijuana mix-up doesn’t discourage this guy
Cannabis users had a brief but intense moment of euphoria this week after the Transportation Security Administration seemed to give a green light to air travelers to pack medical marijuana …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Washington lawmakers consider allowing medical marijuana in schools
Meagan Holt sat in the front row of a committee hearing earlier this week holding her 4-year-old daughter Maddie in one arm and a syringe filled with cannabis oil in …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Police seize 814 pot plants in Seattle during burglary call
Police say officers seized 814 pot plants from a Seattle residence after responding to a burglary call there.