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Washington lawmakers debate marijuana’s legal status

OLYMPIA – Washington state could collect about $200 million a year by legalizing marijuana, then regulating, taxing and selling it in state liquor stores, a legislative panel was told Tuesday. But Rep. Christopher Hurst, chairman of the House Public Safety Committee, doubted the state would keep any money as long as federal laws remain in place: “The federal government will seize every penny of that revenue. Employees in liquor stores that sell marijuana will be arrested and face five years in federal prison.”

Curry adds hint of spice to chicken tenders

A dusting of curry flavors this simple chicken dish. The curry powder sold in supermarkets is a blend of about 15 herbs, spices and seeds. This type of powder loses its flavor quickly; if yours is more than six months old, buy a new container for maximum flavor.

Shop sells three flavors of marijuana ice cream

SOQUEL, Calif. – Smoke a bowl or eat a bowl (of ice cream)? That’s the question at a new medical marijuana dispensary, where half pints of Banannabis Foster and Straw-Mari Cheesecake marijuana-infused ice creams sell alongside more run-of-the-mill bags of pot.

Border agents find pot, arrest driver

A Canadian truck driver was arrested at an Avista Utilities power plant in Ferry County with 300 pounds of marijuana on Friday.

Father, son arrested; marijuana seized

Police arrested a 20-year-old Spokane man and his father today on suspicion of selling marijuana to high school students in northwest Spokane. This video shows police entering their home, arresting Kruz Hawkins, 20, and displaying seized evidence.

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 non-budget item.

Student pot use rises in CdA, falls in Spokane

Coeur d’Alene teens smoked more marijuana last year than they did in 2006, a contrast to a trend revealed in statistics released Monday in a federal survey about the drug and alcohol use among U.S. high school students. In Spokane County, however, students’ marijuana use decreased, according to the Spokane County Regional Health District.