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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Proposed bill would open door to home delivery of marijuana in Washington

The targeted legislation would aim to help small businesses compete with larger firms and extend business ownership opportunities to communities of color, women and military veterans.


Proposal for new restrictions on pot shops questioned

Proposal to increase new restrictions on marijuana businesses could be expensive and hard to enforce.


The future of pot in Washington: State regulators talk marijuana ahead of 5-year anniversary of sales

Members of the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board will be taking public comment Wednesday at Spokane City Hall about the state’s legal pot industry, which will mark its fifth year …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board floats guidelines for home-grown recreational pot

The state Liquor and Cannabis Board says the state could either tightly control home-grown recreational marijuana or keep up the ban.


Headaches, confusion as pot industry contends with lag in tracking software

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is working with a new software vendor to oversee a massive database that tracks every pot plant and product in the state. But the new …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

State marijuana regulators fire employee who leased Deer Park land for growing operation

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board, the state agency that regulates marijuana, is firing an employee who leased land in Deer Park to a prospective pot grower.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017

Pioneer marijuana business closed for not paying taxes

Kitsap County’s first marijuana business has been shut down by regulators who alleged the recreational pot grow operation had repeatedly failed to pay its taxes.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

Washington cities say they can ban pot sales in problem zones

Cities tell lawmakers they think they can already ban pot sales in some areas, don’t need new legislation.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017

Lawmakers to local officials: Let legal pot stores open or lose tax dollars

Lawmakers look for ways to force cities and counties to accept state-licensed marijuana stores.


Pot harder for kids to buy than booze, even as prices fall

Washington’s licensed marijuana stores have a better record of rejecting underage buyers than stores that sell liquor or cigarettes.


Marijuana farmers, including Spokane City Council member, hinge hopes on harvest

During last year’s outdoor-grown marijuana harvest, state farmers produced 38 tons of the drug. State officials say this year’s crop may be even larger, and it will include pot grown …


Marijuana still has no medical value, DEA says

DEA says it won’t take marijuana off national list of most dangerous drugs.


Vancouver increases number of allowed pot shops

Vancouver officials have voted to expand the number of marijuana shops allowed in the city.


Marijuana sales top spending on wine and milk in Spokane County

Spokane County sold more than $5 million worth of legal marijuana for the month of March, the first time a monthly total has eclipsed that mark since legal sales began …


Spokane lab finds pesticides in many marijuana products

Gordon Fagras said the findings produced by his chemical laboratory, which looks for hyper-specific contaminants on the state’s marijuana crop, will add value to the product. The state doesn’t require …


Washington marijuana sales amount to $357 million in 15 months

One-third of a billion dollars. Sales of all marijuana products – from the plants grown in the fields, to the individual portions to smoke or eat processed in factories large …