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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

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

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 …


Q&A: What are the benefits of a medical recognition card?

“I’m thinking of getting a Washington state medical cannabis card. Is there a difference between medical cannabis and recreational/adult-use cannabis?”


Council votes to allow marijuana transporters to move to Spokane Valley

Marijuana transportation companies will be able to open offices in Spokane Valley after City Council voted Tuesday to add a new category to its marijuana regulations.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Leaders consider allowing marijuana transporters in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley leaders will likely vote on whether to allow marijuana transporters to move their headquarters inside city limits, a move two companies already plan to make.


Customer options aplenty at The Green Nugget

“We have everything from items from Tier 1 farms to the bigger farms, whatever customers like,” said Marketing Director Martina Graves.


Mental health pros divided on therapeutic value of cannabis

To date, there haven’t been significant scientific studies to back claims that cannabis has mental or physical health benefits.


Snoop Dogg returns to Spokane

Hip-hop performer, entrepreneur brings two shows to Northern Quest this summer.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Detectives suspect Spokane man shipped 16 packages of marijuana to buyers nationwide

Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over the 20-year-old man in May and allegedly found plastic food-saver rolls, a heat sealer, scissors, moving tape, shipping receipts, $5,854 in cash, 110.3 grams …


Study shows working teens more likely to try marijuana

Employed adolescents are more likely to use marijuana than those who don’t work, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.


Local health experts warn against using marijuana while pregnant, even as research remains inconclusive

Multiple studies have shown that marijuana use during pregnancy can be linked to low birth weight and cognitive issues during formative years, but that research has been limited by the …


Sweating it out

A recent study at University of Colorado Boulder revealed that approximately 80 percent of adult cannabis consumers endorse using cannabis products before and/or after exercising.


Is RSO all that?

Rick Simpson oil is a unique cannabis extract, named after a cancer patient who has touted its healing properties.


Buddy Boy Farm keeps on keepin’ on

Buddy Boy Farm, north of Spokane in Ford, was the ninth producer/processor in Washington to receive a state license. Its product was one of the first units of legal cannabis …


Bellingham Budfest blooms in July

Community cannabis festival will include live music, food, vendors and educational panels.


Illustrated history in nonfiction graphic novel

Cartoonist Box Brown presents the history of cannabis in a creative, engaging format.


Talking to my kids about cannabis

My daughter Radler was probably 5 years old, coloring in front of the fireplace. Nonchalantly, she asked “Mama, that plant you grow. Does it save people’s lives?”


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the …


CBD-infused food and beverages are still illegal under U.S. law. So why are they everywhere?

In 2017, no one knew what CBD oil was. In 2018, folks stumbled saying “cannabidiol” (that’s CBD oil) out loud. In 2019, it’s everywhere, and everyone wants in on it.


Q&A: What’s in a name?

Q: What is the difference between marijuana, cannabis, hemp, and CBD? Do they mean the same thing? – Questioning CannaGirl


Strawberry cannajam makes summer complete

Just like grandma used to make … with one extra ingredient.


OK Cannabis, retailers put products to the test

While newcomers to legal cannabis may assume that all the stuff on store shelves is safe, this isn’t always the case.


In first states to legalize pot, teen use triggers concerns

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers’ growing use of highly potent pot, even as both boost the industry and reap huge tax …


The Rise of CBD

Health experts advise caution on unregulated products.


Framework forms around fledgling US hemp industry

A new global hemp research lab in Oregon will offer a certification program that will tell farmers whether the hemp seeds they’re buying are the real deal


Strain of the Month: Peacemaker

Smooth and slightly sweet, Peacemaker is a go-to for your summer activities.