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Medical marijuana

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  • Pot bill tamped down

    OLYMPIA – State workers will not be licensing medical marijuana growers or dispensaries, and patients will not be able to sign on to a registry that could save them from …


  • Gregoire vetoes most of marijuana bill

    OLYMPIA – State workers will not be licensing medical marijuana growers or dispensaries, and patients will not be able to sign onto a registry that could save them from arrest. …


  • State employees urge Gregoire to veto pot bill

    OLYMPIA — The state employees union joined the fray over the medical marijuana bill, urging Gov. Chris Gregoire in a letter today to veto it.


  • Marijuana bill supported

    OLYMPIA – Federal agents are unlikely to arrest state workers for regulating medical marijuana in Washington, despite warnings from two federal prosecutors, a constitutional law expert told Gov. Chris Gregoire …


  • Gregoire set to veto part of medical marijuana bill

    OLYMPIA — The Senate gave final passage this morning to a bill that attempts to regulate medical marijuana production and sales, setting up a possible showdown with the governor, who …


  • Medical marijuana bill in limbo after letter from U.S. attorneys

    OLYMPIA – The Legislature’s efforts to provide structure and regulations to Washington’s burgeoning medical marijuana operations could be snuffed out by a warning last week from the state’s federal prosecutors. …


  • Pot dispensary owner sentenced

    Spokane medical marijuana dealer Scott Q. Shupe will avoid prison on drug-trafficking charges, at least for now. “In this case it was clear you didn’t intend to break the law, …


  • Medical marijuana dispenser avoids prison

    Medical marijuana dealer Scott Q. Shupe will avoid prison on drug-trafficking charges, at least for now.


  • Oversight rules for medical marijuana head to Senate

    OLYMPIA – Rules for growing, processing and selling medical marijuana passed the Washington state House of Representatives after heated debate Monday on whether the proposed law has enough safeguards to …


  • Spokane medical marijuana dispensaries on federal notice

    Medical marijuana dispensaries in Spokane face federal prosecution if they do not end their operations immediately, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Federal authorities hope for voluntary compliance but are …


  • Supplier’s conviction sparks concern among medical marijuana advocates

    Marijuana advocates still reeling from last week’s conviction of a medicinal pot supplier in Spokane are stepping up the pressure. Nearly three dozen demonstrators gathered Thursday outside of the federal …


  • Amended pot bill heads to House

    OLYMPIA – A new version of a plan to regulate the production and sale of medical marijuana in Washington is headed for a vote in the state House after narrowly …


  • Medical marijuana dispenser convicted

    A Spokane jury rejected arguments Thursday that the state’s medical marijuana law allows for commercial dispensaries, convicting a supplier of multiple drug trafficking charges. Scott Q. Shupe, who co-owned one …


  • Medical marijuana supplier convicted

    A Spokane jury rejected arguments Thursday that the state’s medical marijuana law should be interpreted broadly to allow for commercial dispensaries, convicting a supplier of multiple drug trafficking charges.


  • Medical marijuana dispensary owner on trial

    A trial with statewide implications regarding the legal distribution of medical marijuana will go to a Spokane jury today after attorneys give closing arguments. Scott Q. Shupe, who co-owned one …


  • Washington Legislature considering two marijuana bills

    OLYMPIA – Washington legislators are spending some of their time on pot this week, discussing it both as a potential revenue source through outright legalization, and as an administrative problem …


  • Owners, law agencies disagree on legality of pot dispensaries

    Marijuana advocates say Spokane has quickly earned a new nickname: Spokansterdam, a nod to the Dutch city where the sale and use of marijuana is legal.


  • Feisty George Diana stood up to MS, pot laws

    Life could be tough for a Catholic kid in the 1950s. So Sam Diana got tougher. George Diana remembers the taunts he and his brother would get walking home from …


  • Most in Idaho back medical pot, poll finds

    BOISE – A statewide poll that’s been conducted in Idaho for more than 20 years yielded a surprising result: 74 percent support for allowing “terminally and seriously ill patients to …


  • Idaho lawmaker backs medical marijuana

    BOISE – An Idaho lawmaker has introduced a medical marijuana bill, saying Idaho needs to save money in its Medicaid program and that medical marijuana is a much cheaper way …


  • Medical pot sales taxable, says state

    SEATTLE – The Washington Department of Revenue has launched a statewide effort to collect sales tax from medical marijuana dispensaries – even as some prosecutors and the Health Department maintain …


  • Vestal: Medical marijuana dispensaries don’t seem like big threat

    It’s time to de-stupidify medical marijuana. Earlier this month, the local gendarmes once again expended a bunch of time and effort bringing down a medical marijuana dispensary. If someone breaks …


  • Medical marijuana dispensary owner faces drug charges

    A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s …


  • Deputies raid pot shop near state patrol office

    A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s …


  • Idaho GOP move to define marriage to exclude transgenders

    Idaho doesn’t recognize gay or lesbian marriage, but some Republicans want the state to go a step further.


  • Spokane police say marijuana growers didn’t have permit

    Two men authorities describe as “hiding behind the medical marijuana law” were arrested early Thursday during a raid at a home in north Spokane.


  • Wash. Senate allows more to OK medical marijuana

    More medical professionals will be allowed to authorize the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients under a measure approved by the Washington state Senate.


  • Singer of true substance always takes the high road

    Reforming America’s pot laws has a good buzz going. Medical marijuana, for example, has broad popular support among the ill-and-achy baby boomer masses.


  • Washington court disallows medical pot defense

    SEATTLE – A doctor’s permission to use medical marijuana doesn’t preclude police from arresting a patient or searching his home, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court upheld …


  • Legislators weigh legalizing marijuana v. decriminalizing it

    While the Legislature wrestles with a huge budget shortfall that forces hearings on everything from closing state institutions to raising college tuition, the most heavily attended hearing Wednesday involved a …


  • Federal changes won’t affect local cases

    New orders from the U.S Justice Department to end federal prosecution of state-authorized medical marijuana patients and dispensaries will have no effect on cases in Eastern Washington, prosecutors said Monday. …


  • New federal orders have no effect on Spokane pot raids

    New orders from the U.S Justice Department to end federal prosecution of state-authorized medical marijuana patients and dispensaries will have no effect on cases in Eastern Washington, prosecutors said Monday.