Stories tagged: pot
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.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Canada marijuana stocks surge after report of legalization date
The frenzy surrounding Canada’s marijuana market intensified Monday after a report the government will unveil plans to legalize sales for recreational use in April.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown
Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Couple caught in Wyoming with 48 pounds of marijuana bought in Oregon
Southern Wyoming police say a couple arrested in possession of 48 pounds of marijuana purchased in Oregon was planning on selling it in Indiana.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
High pesticide level leads to Oregon marijuana recall
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued its first recall of recreational marijuana.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Doug Clark: Spokane’s Cip Paulsen has gone from busted cocaine kingpin to legalized marijuana magnate
Doug Clark took a field trip to the old Costco building on Third Avenue and found a legalized pot bonanza run by cocaine convict Cip Paulsen.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Oregon town’s pot shops seeing influx of Idaho customers
Idaho residents are helping to boost the economy of a small Oregon town by purchasing marijuana from the town’s two dispensaries, which lie along the border between the two states.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Holy Smokes! Israel takes step toward marijuana reforms
Israeli media say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet has approved a measure that would reduce penalties for possession of marijuana. If caught, smokers would pay a fine, instead of facing …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
US snuffs pot fans’ plans to party on tribal land near Vegas
A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada’s new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an American Indian reservation near Las Vegas.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Senior U.S. drug official praises cooperation with Mexico, a ‘law enforcement wall’
A top U.S. drug official made a strong case Thursday for continued cooperation with Mexico on fighting drug-trafficking, saying successful law enforcement already has created a virtual wall.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Oregon lawmakers push to protect pot users’ information from U.S.
Oregon lawmakers worried about a nationwide crackdown on legal marijuana under President Donald Trump’s administration are rushing to protect the personal information of pot customers in case federal agents try …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
11 senators call on Trump team to allow sale of recreational marijuana
Eleven senators asked the Trump administration Thursday to allow states to tax and sell recreational marijuana. The senators wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reminding him that President …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Virginia Republican introduces bill to end federal marijuana prohibition
A freshman Republican representative from Virginia introduced legislation this week that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana use and allow states to fully set their own course on marijuana …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Yakima County commissioners seeking voters’ advice on legal marijuana
Voters in unincorporated areas of Yakima County will be asked in November if a ban on marijuana businesses should remain intact. Despite the ban, there are now more than 20 …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Sessions says marijuana should not be sold ‘at every corner grocery store’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he is “dubious about marijuana,” hinting that the Trump administration could be ready to block states from selling it for recreational use.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 4:58 a.m.
Can marijuana ease the opioid epidemic?
After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job. Sabulski is among …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug
Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:44 a.m.
Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad’s marijuana
An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Marijuana industry angered by White House reversal
The cannabis industry was rattled Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot, even …