Stories tagged: legalization
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the fact that Washington ended the costly, counterproductive and racist war on marijuana.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Since 2010, At least 20 SWAT raids involving suspected marijuana dealers have turned deadly, according to data compiled by the New York Times.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
A freshman Republican representative from Virginia introduced legislation this week that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana use and allow states to fully set their own course on marijuana …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Marijuana legalization backers fear the worst for their fast-growing industry as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote Wednesday to approve a longtime pot opponent, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, as …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Backers of marijuana legalization on Monday stepped up their pressure on the U.S. Senate to block the confirmation of Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
The nation’s first recreational marijuana shop opened nearly three years ago in Colorado. Since then, a growing body of research has shown that the availability of recreational marijuana – in …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Canada should allow people aged 18 and up to buy recreational marijuana through a wide range of retail options, according to a government-commissioned report that lays out groundwork for legalizing …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 5:58 a.m.
It’s been a wild ride for Canada’s marijuana companies, whose stocks enjoyed an exhilarating high in recent days before mellowing out.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 11:16 p.m.
The legal cannabis industry in the U.S. may grow to $50 billion in the next decade, expanding to more than eight times its current size, as lawful pot purveyors gain …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016
You can rail for a year about the squishy soft, weak-kneed politicians who have opened our borders to the wretched refuse of Mexico. You can promise to round them up. …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows.
Fri., May 27, 2016
Promised revenue for research and prevention was siphoned off by legislative budget writers.
Mon., May 16, 2016
Pot-related fatal crashes in Washington spiked upward after marijuana was voted legal in the fall of 2012
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
As several states have moved to allow the use of recreational or medical marijuana, Idaho has maintained a hard stance against legalization of the drug.
Wed., Sept. 16, 2015
Boy did a lot of people suddenly start smoking marijuana. Washingtonians and visitors have spent almost a quarter-billion dollars on retail weed since legalization. It’s a lot of money. Enough …
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
An Ephrata, Washington, marijuana retailer is the target of a media empire that labels itself as the biggest brand name in pot. Trans-High Corp., parent company of the publication High …
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014, 7:58 a.m.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An environmental and industrial testing laboratory in Spokane has been certified to test recreational marijuana.
Wed., July 9, 2014, 2:02 p.m.
The man who was first in line to buy legal marijuana in Spokane on Tuesday said he lost two part-time jobs because of the media attention.
Wed., July 9, 2014
A cross-country road trip landed New Hampshire natives Steve and Tricia Goyette in north Spokane just hours before the city’s first recreational marijuana store let in its first customers Tuesday. …
Wed., July 17, 2013, 6:47 a.m.
LONDON — Britain has legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow told lawmakers that the royal assent had …
Sat., March 24, 2012
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 …
Sun., June 15, 1997
In a Seattle Bar one rainy afternoon several years ago, I met one of the largest growers of marijuana in the Northwest. He impressed me with his marketing skills, his …