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WSU study of connection between marijuana legalization, crime turns up surprises

A Washington State University study on the effects of legalizing marijuana turned up unintended consequences, found gaps in the data and came up with suggestions for law enforcement agencies.


Hemp CBD food products not allowed in Washington

Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb received plenty of headlines in August when he reminded consumers that food products containing cannabidiol (CDB) derived from hemp plants remain federally illegal.


The 3 Rs: Resin, rosin and live resin

What makes these cannabis concentrates different?


Study by WSU researchers shows no significant link between marijuana legalization and crime rates

Looking at data from 1999 to 2016 reported to the FBI, a team of researchers that includes criminologists at Washington State University found no clear changes to crime rates in …


Flowers of the Sun

Outdoor cannabis growers find reward in a challenging endeavor.


Ways to support local cannabis farmers

Keep local farmers in mind as you make purchasing decisions.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

U.S. House passes marijuana banking bill, with support of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The congresswoman said she supported the bill because of its limited scope, and potential to reduce crime by allowing state-approved marijuana firms from conducting business solely with cash.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Ethics complaint targets Spokane Councilwoman Karen Stratton’s endorsement of Pasco marijuana business

The complaint filed Friday alleges Stratton violated several portions of the city’s ethical code prohibiting city officials from using public resources to further their own financial interests. The councilwoman said …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Fire at marijuana growing warehouse prompts evacuation; no one hurt

A fire at a marijuana growing warehouse has been deemed accidental but the specific cause remains unknown, a Spokane Valley Fire Department spokesman said Sunday.


Forever green: Cannabis tattoos gaining popularity

Both cannabis and tattoos are both gaining mainstream acceptance, with some fans using their skin to display their passion for the plant.


Seeing red: The telltale sign you’re high

Is there any way to prevent red eye, one of the most well-known side effects of consumption?


Emerald Jane’s expands production with new facility

The Western Washington grower is ramping things up, with a new state-of-the-art facility in Tacoma that will expand production nine-fold over its previous location in Lake City, north of downtown …


Ties to marijuana businesses are disqualifying bankruptcy filers, including City Councilwoman Karen Stratton

The U.S. Trustee Program, responsible for policing the federal courts’ bankruptcy proceedings, is weeding out cases involving people or firms with ties to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses. Earlier this summer, that …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

E-cigarette maker Juul facing mounting scrutiny by state AGs

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company’s blockbuster vaping …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,’ surgeon general says

Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use.


Cannabis capsules offer easy, precise dosing

Some Washington state producers/processors have found success with capsules for medicinal consumers.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

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.


Strain of the Month: Sour Diesel

The color of its Sour Diesel ranges from light green, from the nice amount of leaf on the bud, to a pale golden on the actual flower, with plenty of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

DOJ moves to add more marijuana growers for research

The Justice Department said Monday it would move forward to expand the number of marijuana growers for federally-authorized cannabis research.


Washington should be careful with pot tax money, Pew study warns

Washington and other states that have legalized recreational marijuana should be careful about how they spend the tax money it generates, according to a study released Monday by The Pew …


Add buzz or chill to your daily drink

“Like codeine and caffeine, a combination used to relieve symptoms of muscle tension headaches, CBD takes caffeine to a new level,” said Mike Forest.


Emily Post meets pot

Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of American etiquette expert Emily Post, brings more than manners to marijuana.


Extra relaxation achieved with CBD massage

I’ve had many massages through the years, but never before have I achieved the state of relaxation that hovers between bliss and snoring out loud.


Shutting down a cannabis grow

As legal cannabis continues to expand, prices continue to decline, further decreasing the odds for small businesses to see increased profitability, regardless of product quality.


Evergreen Herbal Introduces MONARCH

MONARCH’s state-of-the-art facility in Shelton uses an aeroponics system where the root stems of the plant are suspended in air.


WSU College of Medicine eyes more instruction on medical cannabis as study suggests doctors reluctant to talk about it

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is looking to incorporate some instruction on the research into the potential medicinal uses of marijuana into their curriculum for the first time …


Strain of the Month: Grease Monkey

The name pulled me right in. It wasn’t something crazy-lazy like “Sunshine Rainbow Daydream,” but a name that instantly conjured thoughts of getting out there and getting things done.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Hundreds of new Washington laws take effect Sunday

New laws governing everything from partially full wine bottles to fracking are set to become law on Sunday.


Finding job options in cannabis

If you’re out of work or seeking something new, have you considered getting in to the cannabis game?


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Federal bill to decriminalize marijuana has local, national advocates enthusiastic for vote

The bill, which would take marijuana off the list of controlled substances policed by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, has reformers optimistic about an up-or-down vote on marijuana legalization in …