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Take your love higher on Valentine’s Day

Although 4/20 is still the biggest event in the cannabis industry for overall retail sales, various holidays through the year are becoming popular.


Sticky Budz introduces Evohaler

As the cannabis market continues to mature, more people are beginning to think of cannabis as a medicinal plant with a wide variety of helpful and therapeutic uses.


Stormy Daniels teams up with Spokane processor for CBD lubricant

Actress Stormy Daniels is entering the cannabis space with assistance from Mike Forest, a Spokane-based processor.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in U.S. to allow consumption

JUNEAU, Alaska – Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be permitted. Alaska’s legal marijuana industry hit the milestone Thursday as regulators approved …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Commission: Councilwoman Karen Stratton violated ethics code with letter on behalf of marijuana retailer

Calling the incident a “teachable moment,” the Spokane Ethics Commission issued a written reprimand to the two-term councilwoman Wednesday for advocating on behalf of a marijuana retailer hoping to relocate …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Report: ‘Cultural change’ needed in enforcement of marijuana laws in Washington state

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s director said Thursday the agency would adopt a philosophy geared more toward education, after an outside review said agents too often intimidated and …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Washington state regulators relax packaging requirements for cannabis-infused edibles

The new rules incorporate feedback from cannabis producers and processors, who said a year ago they were blindsided by a blanket ban on certain products believed to be appealing to …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Sen. Mike Crapo lays out ‘significant concerns’ with federal marijuana banking bill

The chairman of the powerful Senate Banking Committee said this week he’d like to see several changes to a bill allowing banks and cannabis companies to work together without fear …



Willie Nelson says he’s not smoking, but is still using pot

Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn’t stopped using marijuana


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

WSU study links cannabis businesses to poorer neighborhoods, as local laws limit locations

A study found that marijuana businesses are more likely to locate in economically depressed areas. That’s not surprising to some lawmakers and members of the industry, who see local laws …


Strain of the Month: LA Cookies

The spicy myrcene comes through as minty with a slight marigold scent from the female parent while the male side provides a nice citrus background.


Marijuana, hemp cross-pollination a budding conflict

Outdoor marijuana growers are reporting an increase in cross-pollination from hemp farms, a development that could mean marijuana cultivators might lose upward of tens of thousands of dollars if their …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Cirque du Soleil founder tangled in Tahiti marijuana probe

Authorities in French Polynesia have handed preliminary drug charges to the founder of world-renowned circus Cirque du Soleil


WSU partners with California company in hopes of receiving marijuana for research

Federal restrictions currently limit production of the drug for clinical use to one farm on the University of Mississippi’s campus. Biopharmaceutical Research Co., based outside of Monterey, is hoping to …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

The CBD craze is leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Washington marijuana businesses report glass jars, packaging seized by U.S. Customs agents

The agency said it hasn’t been “putting any new emphasis” on unearthing shipments bound for licensed businesses, but industry groups are saying multiple companies are waiting on shipments of thousands …


Strain of the Month: Red Congolese

The seeds from these tall wispy, narrow-leafed plants were brought from the Congo region and crossed with a top-quality Mexican and landrace Afghani plants.


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

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

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

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 …