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Who will process state’s pot remains an open question

Will the Marlboro Man light up a joint soon? The states of Washington and Colorado legalized possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana in the November elections, but it is unclear if any cigarette makers plan to supply either market.

WSU offering premium beef

Washington State University is best known for Cougar cheeses and Ferdinand’s ice cream. Now there’s a new culinary specialty on the menu: beef. University staff and animal-science students are raising cattle for WSU Premium Beef. Two kinds of beef are for sale, including Angus choice, for about $5 per pound and Wagyu, a breed that originated in Japan and is famously fork tender, for $9 per pound.

New marijuana law could cause problems on the Palouse

The college towns of Pullman and Moscow may only be separated by an eight-mile stretch of highway. But the divide between their states’ marijuana policies is becoming much wider. Today adult recreational marijuana use became legal in Washington, while it remains illegal in Idaho. Law enforcement officers worry it will lead to more marijuana crossing state lines in areas like the Palouse, where about 33,000 college students live. Transporting marijuana across state lines is a federal felony, but it’s unclear how – or if – the federal ban will be enforced.

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 they get millions of dollars in funding from the federal government, which still considers pot illegal.

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 chemotherapy, but her father, who lives in North Dakota, worries about the effects of the drug on her brain development.

Gregoire: state will forge ahead on legal pot

OLYMPIA – Washington will be “following the will of the voters and moving ahead” with setting up ways that adults can legally obtain marijuana for recreational use, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday after meeting with federal law enforcement officials.

Pot pilot sentenced to 10 years by judge

SEATTLE – A helicopter pilot from Armstrong, British Columbia, who flew loads of marijuana into the United States from Canada has been sentenced in federal court in Seattle to 10 years in prison. The U.S. attorney’s office said 61-year-old Henry Rosenau was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to import marijuana, just before he was to go on trial for a second time. His first trial ended in a hung jury.

Pot of gold

As archaeological finds go, it was fairly significant – a piece of terra cotta pottery whose origins date back a couple thousand years, to Etruscan times. It was right there in a secluded kitchen cupboard, behind the fondue pot and electric pasta maker, other relics of 1970s-era cooking fads.

Man sentenced for aiding marijuana traffickers

A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County will spend 2  1/2 years in federal prison, a judge ruled Thursday. Alvin Oliver Shields had 700 pounds of marijuana on his property when federal agents searched it in 2009. His lawyer said he retired from drug trafficking two years before a grand jury indicted him in September.

Hard to rationalize pot prohibition

Norm Stamper’s told the story a lot: He was a rookie cop, working a “one-man car” in an affluent San Diego neighborhood, when he approached a home and smelled “burning vegetable matter.”