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  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015

    Pot sellers report December sales increase in Spokane County

    Spokane County’s nine recreational marijuana stores all reported sales in December higher than the previous month, pushing the legal market above $1.2 million as it continues to grow and gain …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013

    West Plains warehouse could host East Side’s first legal marijuana crops

    With more than 1,100 applications to grow legal marijuana in Washington, the state has no shortage of would-be entrepreneurs eager to jump into the new industry created by voters last …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

    Liquor Control Board recommends new limits on medical marijuana

    Washington should severely cut the amount of marijuana that medical patients can possess, require them to register with the state and have annual medical checkups, and pay most of the …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 2013

    Shawn Vestal: Privatized liquor leaves little guys with big hangover

    It was late on a Friday afternoon in the spring of 2012. The auction of state liquor stores was drawing to a close, and Byron Roselli had a group of …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 1, 2013

    Washington marijuana sales stings will use minors

    SEATTLE – A select group of minors will go into Washington’s new legal pot stores on a covert mission: to try to buy weed for the state. To curtail youth …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

    Marijuana tax potential attracts new allies

    DENVER – Colorado’s hearty embrace of a 25 percent marijuana tax this week could prove a turning point for legalization backers. They have long argued that weed should come out …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

    Potential marijuana growers, sellers attend liquor board session

    Eastern Washington farmers mingled with slickly dressed potential marijuana retailers in Spokane on Wednesday, all eager to grab a piece of the state’s blossoming licensed pot industry. “I started out …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013

    Marijuana rules get OK from liquor board

    OLYMPIA – Potential growers, processors and vendors of marijuana will be able to apply for state licenses in one month. On Wednesday, the agency in charge of setting up Washington’s …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013

    North Bonneville considering opening marijuana retail store

    The Columbia River Gorge, a hub for hiking and windsurfing, may become a destination for another kind of recreation. North Bonneville, a city of about 1,000 residents in Skamania County, …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013

    Different rules for medical, recreational pot divide advocates and regulators

    To understand the problem Washington faces with legal marijuana, it might be best to think of the state as a family with two children. The younger child, almost a year …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013

    Medical marijuana key in custody case

    As medical marijuana supporters gird for a fight against further state controls, they are rallying around the case of Billy Fisher, a Spokane patient who has so far been denied …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 2013

    Marijuana shops face distance restrictions

    OLYMPIA – Under pressure from the federal government, the state agency trying to develop regulations for legal marijuana stores is again changing a rule regarding how far they must be …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013

    Marijuana rules get tentative OK in Washington

    OLYMPIA – Anyone waiting to legally buy recreational marijuana in Washington will have to wait about nine months longer. Revised regulations given tentative approval Wednesday for a system to license, …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013, 1:15 P.M.

    Legal Washington pot could be available by June

    OLYMPIA — Adults might be able to buy marijuana that’s legally grown in Washington by next June under rules given tentative approval today.


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013

    Lawyers talk bluntly about I-502 at Hempfest

    SEATTLE – If serial Hempfest-goer Rob Thomas, of Everett, had his way, marijuana would “be sold at farmers markets, just like tomatoes.” That’s what Thomas, 25, hoped for when Washington …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 2013

    Liquor Control Board staff urges delay for pot rules

    OLYMPIA – Washington should revise its proposed rules to grow and sell recreational marijuana and delay adopting them by a couple of months, the staff of a state board recommended …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013

    State trying to finalize marijuana laws

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s proposed rules for growing and selling recreational marijuana will conflict with federal drug laws and state environmental laws, critics said Wednesday. Taxes will make the end product …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

    Washington faces marijuana legalization roadblocks

    When more than 1.7 million Washington residents voted to make marijuana legal for adults last November, most probably didn’t give much thought to how that would work. Some may have …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013

    State announces marijuana surveys

    OLYMPIA – Attention marijuana users and growers: The state would like a few minutes of your time to answer a few questions. Confidentially, of course.


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013, 3 A.M.

    Total Wine & More to construct store in Spokane Valley

    Total Wine & More, the nation’s largest liquor retailer, intends to build its second area liquor store in Spokane Valley, the company announced Friday. The 25,000-square-foot, $1.7 million retail center …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013

    Marijuana draft rules put product out of sight

    OLYMPIA – Anyone planning to grow legal marijuana in Washington should expect to do so indoors, pass a tough background check and keep up with their paperwork. The state agency …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013

    City draws map of pot areas

    Spokane leaders on Tuesday got a glimpse of where the first pot for recreational use might be grown or sold legally within city limits. The map is heavily dominated by …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013, 12:09 P.M.

    Spokane pot forum moved

    The new location for Tuesday evening’s forum on legalized marijuana rules is the Spokane Convention Center.


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013

    Feds examining pot law, Inslee says

    OLYMPIA – State officials appear to be hoping for the best while preparing for the worst as Washington and the federal government try to determine how the state will license …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2013

    Lawmakers get responses to questions on marijuana

    OLYMPIA – In legalizing marijuana last fall, voters created more questions for the Legislature, not fewer. Some, including how the federal government is going to react, can’t be answered yet, …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013

    State getting growing list of pot tips

    OLYMPIA – Washington residents have suggestions for how the state should write new rules to grow legal marijuana. Hundreds of them. Some want the state Liquor Control Board, which is …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012, 9 A.M.

    Stores beefing up security for liquor

    Many grocery stores getting ready to sell liquor starting June 1 are spending thousands of dollars to prevent theft and secure their new inventory from walking out the door. Rosauers …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

    Ban sought on high-octane beer sales in East Central

    Getting drunk in East Central could soon become more expensive. Spokane Mayor David Condon this week signed a petition asking the Washington State Liquor Control Board to ban the sale …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

    Liquor board issues 8 distributor licenses in area; Costco hasn’t applied

    OLYMPIA – For two years, Washington’s beer and wine distributors fought Costco-backed initiatives to get the state out of the liquor business. They won in 2010 but lost in 2011. …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

    Mixing alcohol with caffeine can result in ‘toxic jock’

    Americans love their caffeine – in coffee, colas and now in their alcohol. But mixed together, particularly in high volumes, the combination of caffeine and alcohol can be deadly.


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