Stories tagged: pot
Sun., June 25, 2017
Pot ordinance tweak was fair play
Letting the denial stand could invite other businesses to suddenly become kid-oriented to block the opening of a pot shop.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Nevada’s on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on
Nevada’s marijuana regulators may have found a way around a judge’s order that threatens to block the state’s first recreational pot sales scheduled to begin next month.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims
A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
1,600 marijuana plants worth $1.6 million seized from house
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office discovered $1.6 million worth of illegal marijuana at a Washington house while checking on a domestic dispute report.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny
Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business, all …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane County commissioners lift moratorium on outdoor pot grows
The Spokane County commissioners have lifted a moratorium on outdoor marijuana farms, but they replaced it with zoning rules that are significantly more restrictive to the pot industry.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Spokane allows pot shop to move amid complaints that a sham arcade abused zoning laws
An east Spokane pot shop was handed a victory Monday night by the City Council over what some call a sham arcade that had prevented them from moving.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Jeff Sessions asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Nevada judge mulls suit over July 1 recreational pot startup
A judge in Nevada is trying to decide whether the state’s first sales of recreational marijuana should begin as scheduled July 1 despite complaints from alcohol distributors.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Colorado marijuana market funds busts of illegal growers
The first recreational pot market in the U.S. notched another marijuana first Thursday when Colorado started using marijuana taxes to fund police efforts to crack down on illegal growing operations.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Some cities, states help minorities enter marijuana industry
Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most heavily policed neighborhoods and found …
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.