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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.


Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves

Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China.


Can cannabis cause cavities?

A dentist chimes in on potential concerns about oral health and cannabis use.


Pride Month celebrates history, activists

Did you know that some of the early advocates in the cannabis rights movement were also people working for gay rights?


Picture Perfect: Cannabis photogs specialize in macros

Photographers gain attention, praise for macros of milky trichomes, THC diamonds and custom glass pieces.


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Beyond the high: WSU researcher identifies chemicals in marijuana

A Washington State University researcher and a Spokane budtender have at least one thing in common: They want more cannabis research.


Editorial: Let cannabis businesses open bank accounts

Whether lawmakers support marijuana legalization or not shouldn’t be the issue. It is in everyone’s interest for the industry to be as safe as possible.


Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production

Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Spokane marijuana business owner illegally sold wax and traded hundreds of pounds of weed for new car, police say

The owner of a local marijuana growing operation is facing criminal charges for allegedly selling large quantities of “weed wax” illegally.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

WSU researchers team with Puyallup tribe on medicinal cannabis research

The partnership is intended to provide data that will help develop drug treatment plans for those seeking to manage pain and other disorders. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians recently opened …


Cool off with cannabis-infused drinks

SōRSE Technology eliminates cannabis taste, smell in infused beverages.


Irv Rosenfeld: Pioneer patient of medical marijuana

What image pops up in your head when you picture a guy in his 60s who smokes eight to 10 joints a day?


Contender Gardens uses biological tools to enhance growing efforts

North Spokane cannabis producer uses “good bugs” to avoid pesticides and promote plant growth


No lounging allowed: WA ban on cannabis clubs continues

States like Alaska, Oregon and Colorado allow certain types of private cannabis clubs and lounges, but Washington continues to restrict spaces for communal consumption.


Texas loves Willie Nelson and Willie loves his weed

The branding power of Willie Nelson draws a crowd even in states where weed is illegal.


Wedded bliss with cannabis

Wedding planners are marrying parties with cannabis – just not in Spokane.


Is pot making you puke?

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a little-known illness that has only been diagnosed in people who use cannabis regularly for extended amounts of time.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Update for EVERCANNAFEST

EVERCANNAFEST has been postponed at this time.


New laws cover Gold Star license plates, marijuana in schools and robotic delivery

Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on Gold Star family license plates, medical marijuana in schools and robot deliveries.