Stories tagged: weed
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Pot Puzzle: In Washington state, it’s a checkerboard of marijuana rules and regulations
Five years after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana, uncertainty continues in cities and counties across the state over how to regulate pot businesses – or whether to allow them at …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Tourists, locals buy Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana
Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot …
Sat., July 1, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Long lines greet Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana buys
More than 100 people were in line at one Las Vegas-area dispensary Saturday morning as Nevada became the latest state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Group accused of shipping Colorado pot to other states
A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Legalized marijuana is making it harder for police to search your car
After the states legalized pot, traffic searches declined sharply across the board.
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.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
‘420’ becomes part of the dictionary as Spokane embraces counterculture, pot holiday
The definitive record on the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, added the numerals “420” to their catalog in March. The slang phrase means something a little different to everyone, …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Outdoor marijuana regulation continues to puzzle in Washington state
How do you regulate something you can’t measure?
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
New bill: Workers can’t be barred from smoking pot off-hours
Employers in Oregon would be prohibited from banning marijuana use by employees during their days off under a bill introduced in the Oregon Senate.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Investigators: $60,000 in cash, pot plants at site of quadruple homicide
Investigators say they found about $60,000 in cash and 33 mature marijuana plants at a Kitsap County property where three victims of a quadruple homicide were found in a burning …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Alaska rejects marijuana consumption at retail pot stores
Marijuana regulators in Alaska narrowly rejected a proposal Thursday that would have made the state the first in the nation to allow marijuana consumers to use the pot they buy …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
1st U.S. rules for pot in public fire up debate in Denver
Denver started work last week on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Marijuana brands can trademark almost anything, except marijuana
There is an odd state of affairs for trademark protection in the cannabis industry, one of the many byproducts of the gap between state and federal marijuana laws.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
What happened in Washington state after voters legalized recreational marijuana
The nation’s first recreational marijuana shop opened nearly three years ago in Colorado. Since then, a growing body of research has shown that the availability of recreational marijuana – in …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
Judge rules to reopen marijuana dispensaries immediately
A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries to reopen after a three-month hiatus by ruling that a drafting error in a voter-approved ballot initiative should …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
The pot train could still go off the tracks, and here’s how
Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 10:21 p.m.
California voters approve recreational marijuana
Voters in California and Massachusetts approved recreational marijuana initiatives today, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 2 a.m.
Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion
DENVER – Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C – not just …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 10 p.m.
Shopping with Snoop Dogg at Mary Jane’s House of Grass
As soon as he read that Snoop Dogg was making an appearance in Vancouver, Portland resident Derek Palmer bought the ticket, then he set to work on a gift for …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Federal court bars feds from prosecuting medical pot cases
A federal appeals court has banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases that comply with state laws.
Thu., June 16, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Microsoft to work with cannabis compliance tech firm Kind
Microsoft is partnering with a startup that makes software for the booming legal cannabis industry.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 3 p.m.
Production of illegal marijuana drops in Washington
A new report says the production of illegal marijuana has dropped dramatically in recent years in Washington state.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 4:17 p.m.
Nonprofits becoming more comfortable accepting pot donations
As marijuana legalization matures, businesses are becoming more ingrained in their communities by donating cash and time to charities – a sign that the stigma of selling a drug that …
Fri., March 21, 2014
Hemp could be noxious weed, some farmers worry
OLYMPIA – “Weed” is not an official weed, at least not in Washington. So says the state Noxious Weed Control Board, which recently discussed whether various forms of cannabis, from …