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  • Washington state pursuing medical pot dispensaries’ taxes

    OLYMPIA – The state Revenue Department is stepping up efforts to make medical marijuana dispensaries pay their taxes. After more than two years of “educational outreach” designed to teach medical …


  • 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 …


  • Washington legislators leave plenty to next year’s session

    OLYMPIA – The Legislature closed up shop with seven minutes before its constitutionally mandated midnight stopping time Thursday, ending a short session that was short on expectations and, many would …


  • Washington lawmakers fail to agree on merging medical, recreational pot systems

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s two legal marijuana systems – an older one for medical patients and a new one for “recreational use” by adults – may remain separate at least for …


  • Man shot outside Spokane marijuana dispensary

    The owner of a Spokane marijuana dispensary shot a man outside the store Sunday night.


  • Banks shy away from marijuana business despite federal approval

    Most banks and credit unions in Washington aren’t ready to open accounts for the state’s fledgling marijuana industry, despite new federal guidelines that offer some protection from prosecution. The Justice …


  • Liquor board changes rules for marijuana grow license

    OLYMPIA – Faced with far more people wanting to grow legal marijuana than state rules would allow, the Washington Liquor Control Board upped more than fivefold the amount of land …


  • Spin Control: ‘Marijuana’ racist? Washington Legislature’s silliest moment in 2014

    With more than 100 bills addressing marijuana this session, it may be no surprise the silliest thing said so far has involved this topic. Granted, we’re only a third of …


  • Medical marijuana patient can get custody of daughter

    Billy Fisher doesn’t have to choose between his 16-month-old daughter and the medical marijuana he takes to manage his chronic back pain. In a case that could have implications in …


  • Abortion coverage, medical marijuana bills advance in Washington House

    OLYMPIA – Two of the Washington legislative session’s most controversial issues moved out of a House committee Thursday, giving the full chamber the chance to vote on whether most insurance …


  • Pot bills concern access and safety

    OLYMPIA – Efforts to bring the state’s two laws on marijuana together is generating several proposals in the Legislature and rifts among the medical marijuana community. Some patients on Tuesday …


  • Medical marijuana system overhaul draws criticism

    OLYMPIA – A proposal by state agencies to overhaul Washington’s medical marijuana system, restricting access and toughening requirements for patients, faced immediate criticism by some advocates for the drug. Staff …


  • Valley pot grower gets home detention sentence

    A Spokane Valley grandfather who openly told nearby law enforcement about his marijuana operation received what is believed to be the lowest federal sentence in decades Thursday when he was …


  • Spin Control: Divisions crop up among marijuana users

    OLYMPIA – As Washington develops rules for its new recreational marijuana industry, even the most casual observer might be hard pressed to argue this change isn’t significant. We’re going to …


  • DEA raids pot dispensaries

    SEATTLE – Federal agents have raided a number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the Puget Sound region. Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said Wednesday afternoon the operation was underway. …


  • Medical pot shop deals with effects of robbery

    Paul Lugo stands with a customer in the lobby of his medical marijuana dispensary. The room is brightly lit, the windows painted with sunshine and colorful flowers. Though the scene …


  • Kids of marijuana activists put in foster care

    BOISE — Three medical marijuana advocates from southwest Idaho say their children were placed into state foster care after law enforcement searched their home and found marijuana.


  • Spokane pot businesses on hold

    The number of businesses in Spokane specializing in medical marijuana will be frozen at about a dozen for at least the next six months. Fearing the proliferation of businesses that …


  • Anti-pot bills clear Idaho Senate panel

    BOISE – Idaho should never legalize marijuana for any purpose and should call on the U.S. Justice Department to crack down on states that do, state lawmakers declared Wednesday. The …


  • Medical pot dispensaries hope legalization opens new doors

    Among the antique stores and other shops of Spokane’s historic Garland District is a door painted with a happy snowman. Inside, the merchant is peddling medical marijuana while harboring hopes …


  • Interstate 90 a major route for traffickers heading east

    The buds are potent and fresh, packed gingerly in heat-sealed bags to preserve their form and flavor – and throw off the drug dogs. These aren’t the dense bricks of …


  • Seattle medical marijuana entrepreneur sentenced

    SEATTLE — A Seattle medical marijuana entrepreneur whose dispensaries were raided last year was sentenced Wednesday in federal court. The 48-year-old Brionne Corbray avoided prison time and was sentenced to …


  • Medical marijuana dispenser’s conviction overturned

    The drug-trafficking convictions of the man who operated Spokane’s first medical marijuana dispensary were reversed Tuesday in a state Appeals Court ruling that also appears to clear the way for …


  • Pot still outlawed on campus

    Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and …


  • Mother gives 7-year-old marijuana to fight chemo

    PORTLAND – A seven-year-old girl suffering from leukemia is one of Oregon’s youngest medical marijuana patients. Her mother says she gives her daughter marijuana pills to combat the effects of …


  • Seattle pot parlors laundered illicit drug cash

    Two people charged as part of the biggest crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in Washington state pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday, acknowledging their business was a front for an illicit …


  • Letter prompts Wenatchee marijuana shops to close

    SPOKANE — Three medical marijuana shops in the Wenatchee area have closed down after federal prosecutors sent a letter to the businesses’ landlords.


  • Idahoans picking up medical marijuana in Oregon

    ON THE OREGON-IDAHO BORDER — Hurtling down I-84 with a bag of medical marijuana and no legal right to possess it, the 23-year-old Idaho man with the crooked grin drove …


  • Grow house search ruled illegal

    A recent court ruling that deemed a drug raid illegal has raised questions about how law enforcement in Spokane County investigate marijuana growers. Sheriff’s detectives had reason to believe marijuana …


  • Prosecutors: Stark murder planned

    A Southern California man is either a calculated killer who persuaded his lover to gun down her husband or simply a concerned man who tried to get the dead man’s …


  • Gingrich backs vote on marriage

    OLYMPIA – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he thinks allowing same-sex couples to marry is wrong, but the path Washington is taking to change its law is right. Voters, …


  • Lawmakers balk on marijuana initiative

    OLYMPIA – Voters will have to decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana for personal use. The Legislature appears unlikely to vote on, or even debate, the marijuana initiative sent …

 

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