Stories tagged: pot
Fri., April 20, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana
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.
Marijuana dispute pits county against state of Oregon
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.
Police say hundreds of illegal marijuana shops operate in LA
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.
Seattle clears pot convictions, following San Francisco lead
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 launches legal fight to shut down pot businesses
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.
Cannabis capitalists exploit loopholes by ‘gifting’ the drug
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
Shawn Vestal: Tokio Weigh Station’s cannabis shop a literal sign of the times
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.
California company has pot license, workers still arrested
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.
California preps for pot-infused fare, from wine to tacos
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.
California opens online system to license new pot industry
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Smoked pot and want to enlist? Army issuing more waivers
Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week … Except that’s …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
Headaches, confusion as pot industry contends with lag in tracking software
Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is working with a new software vendor to oversee a massive database that tracks every pot plant and product in the state. But the new …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Legal loophole in D.C. creates bizarre pot bazaar
Instead of the straightforward marijuana storefronts common in Washington state or Colorado, the District of Columbia has developed a thriving “gift economy” marijuana industry. These businesses, many offering deliver, sell …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Pot decriminalization law goes into effect in New Hampshire
A law in New Hampshire decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana goes into effect Saturday.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Hawaii says it’s 1st state to go cashless for pot sales
Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Here’s one marijuana trend you should actually be worried about
The latest federal survey data shows that while teen marijuana use continues to decline in the era of legal pot, adult use is rising. The percent of people over the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Colorado to Sessions: Pot industry working and can be better
Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working – and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Nevada judge clears way for expanded marijuana distribution
A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Thousands of illegal marijuana plants seized in Adams County
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies served search warrants Wednesday on five illegal marijuana grows in the tiny unincorporated town of Cunningham.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Seattle drops $1,000 Hempfest fine amid evidence questions
Seattle has dropped a $1,000 fine issued to the nonprofit organization that runs Hempfest – the annual summer marijuana celebration.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Editorial: Pot-fearing AG should meet with state officials
Why is the attorney general ignoring his own task force, cherry-picking data, using outdated information and raising the specter of a federal shutdown? Possibly because he holds the outdated view …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Sessions raises concerns over Washington’s pot legalization
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he’s disappointed with a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the state’s efforts to regulate marijuana.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Marijuana fight puts Congress on collision course with Sessions
Congress is heading for a confrontation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over pot.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Legalizing recreational marijuana could boost crash rates, safety group warns
A traffic safety organization is warning that two recent studies suggest that legalizing recreational marijuana could lead to an increase in crashes, including deadly ones.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Sen. Cory Booker pushes plan to legalize pot throughout U.S.
Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana, expunge federal marijuana convictions, and penalize states with racially disparate arrest or incarceration rates for marijuana-related crimes – a …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis
Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Potheads don’t stress easily, say WSU researchers
Washington State University researchers have found evidence supporting an already popular theory: that regular cannabis users stay more relaxed in stressful situations.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Possible hitch in Maryland pot licenses
Several of the independent experts hired to review applications to open medical marijuana businesses in Maryland had ties to companies whose materials they reviewed, according to records obtained by the …