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News >  Marijuana

Can you bring legal weed back to Idaho from a neighboring state? Here’s what the law says

While neighboring states allow recreational and medical marijuana use, Idaho remains strictly bud-free. In total, 21 states across the U.S. have legalized recreational marijuana, and 37 states have allowed medical use. Idaho is one of just four states yet to even decriminalize marijuana, along with Wyoming, Kansas and South Carolina. But with several weed-friendly states only a few hours’ ...
News >  Crime/Public Safety

Co-owner of Spokane’s marijuana producer Grow Op Farms among 9 indicted in Utah fraud scheme tied to supplements

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board confirmed Thursday that Robert McKinley, 45, co-owner of Grow Op Farms and Phat and Sticky, was named in a December indictment alleging he and eight other residents of Utah had devised a scheme to bilk customers of "nutraceutical, CBD, and dietary supplement products" out of millions of dollars by setting up phony companies and websites and making untrue claims about the products' health benefits. McKinley's attorney said the allegations are not related to his state-licensed businesses in Washington. 

News >  Marijuana

Spin Control: Legislative bills show the mainstreaming of marijuana

When Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana a little more than 10 years ago, persons of a certain age wondered about the switch from the realm of “Dazed and Confused” to the brave new world of state-sponsored pot.Probably no one could have imagined how far government intervention might come as we start our second decade.
News >  Business

WA pot sales decline for first time in the decade since legalization

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2022

Dec. 19—This December marks a decade since Washington state became one of the first two states in the U.S. to legalize marijuana. A look back at the cannabis industry's growth in the Evergreen State shows the fledgling market has yet to mature, with sales declining after surging during the pandemic and the initial years of legalization. After voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot ...

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