Stories tagged: weed
Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Desperate to hire, more businesses open door to pot smokers
A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades. A small but increasing …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Former U.S. House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana
Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and …
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Pullman’s We’re Just Buds to close after Spokane owner’s death
While marijuana stores seem to be blooming like crazy in and around Pullman, one will be closing its doors Saturday.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
California pot shops roll out hoopla as sales set to start
Marijuana legalization arrives Monday in California with lots of hoopla, but only a handful of cities will initially have retail outlets ready to sell recreational pot.
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: 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: 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: 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 …
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.
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.
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, …
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 …