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Trump administration says immigrants working in legal marijuana industry lack ‘moral character’ for citizenship

Immigrants who use marijuana or who work in the cannabis industry can be denied citizenship, even if they are doing so in states where it is legal, U.S. Citizenship and …


Number, type of marijuana bills grow with the new industry

The Legislature saw a wide variety of bills addressing marijuana and the state’s growing industry this year.


Arizona man says he’s trapped in Coeur d’Alene fighting an illegal search that landed him in prison for marijuana trafficking

Wylie Hunter was stopped with a drug smuggling partner outside of Coeur d’Alene with 75 pounds of marijuana in his trunk. Now out on parole, Hunter is bringing a legal …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Uprooting cannabis: Officials stepping up enforcement of ban on recreational marijuana businesses

Brian Lehman has been scrambling to find a new location for his state-licensed cannabis farm since receiving a cease-and-desist order from Yakima County officials. Now, the county is seeking an …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Bud Hut robbery suspect makes first court appearance

A Moscow man arrested Monday afternoon in connection with an armed robbery at the Bud Hut marijuana dispensary on the Moscow-Pullman highway is now being held at the Latah County …


Tax time complications for cannabis

Their products are considered illegal by the federal government, but Washington cannabis growers and sellers are still required to submit a portion of their earnings to Uncle Sam.


Q&A: Hungry for accurate info about edibles

Q: “I’m interested in trying edibles but I’ve heard some things that make me nervous. What should I know about trying edibles?” - CannaCurious


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Authorities search for suspect in armed robbery at Whitman County pot shop

Authorities were searching Monday for a man who entered a marijuana shop near Pullman, pointed a handgun at an employee and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Cannabis retailers’ perspective wanted for WSU study

Washington State University is conducting a study on experiences, perceptions, and views about cannabis purchases from pregnant women.


Strain of the Month: Seatown Lemon Haze

Western Cultured strain provides focused energy.


Microdosers seeking the sweet spot

Some cannabis list altered mood and increased creativity as the benefits of microdosing, rather than getting fully high.


New Day Cannabis focuses on providing safer selections

‘Clean cannabis,’ free of all pesticides or contaminants, has been something many health-conscious consumers have requested and many growers have strived for.


What’s so special about medical marijuana?

“What is medical cannabis?” “Where do I buy it?” “What kind is best for my condition?” “I don’t know where to start. What do I do?”


High art: Kennewick studio gets community excited about glass

“We need a better word than ‘bong,’” said the 60ish-year-old gentleman, who seemed to enjoy coming out for Kennewick’s monthly art walk


Infused bath bombs exploding onto cannabis cosmetic scene

Thanks to new technology and some determined innovators, it’s now possible to enjoy your cannabis legally in pretty much any form these days – including the tub.


Patients seeking relief from cramps turning to cannabis

A few years ago, you might have seen some clickbaity headlines exclaiming, “Pot tampons?!”


Cannabis can have a role in helping chronic pain

If you’ve never experienced chronic pain, consider yourself lucky.


Washington, Colorado mellowing out after years of legal pot

When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for U.S. police

Police officers who encounter shipments of state-certified hemp on America’s highways are facing a quandary: They can’t tell if the plants they’re seeing are hemp or marijuana. Truckers are free …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

New Jersey Senate postpones vote on legal recreational pot

New Jersey lawmakers dealt a blow to the prospects of legal recreational marijuana use Monday, when the state Senate president postponed a vote after his and the governor’s lobbying campaign …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Could hemp be Washington’s next cash crop? Lawmakers eye new system amid CBD boom, marijuana expansion

Both chambers of the Washington Legislature have passed laws that would create a state system for licensing hemp production. The long-outlawed cousin of marijuana hasn’t taken off in the Evergreen …


Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.


Few pot convictions thrown out in Spokane, as Washington state considers similar amnesty law

The Spokane City Council passed a measure at the end of 2015 that would allow those with misdemeanor marijuana convictions to petition the court for their record to be cleared. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019

Washington bill would allow parents to give students marijuana extract drugs on public school grounds

The bill, which has been introduced twice before in the Washington Legislature, is intended to allow students with a documented condition treated by marijuana to receive the drug on campuses, …


Senate OKs bill to vacate some marijuana convictions

The Washington Senate has passed a measure that makes it easier for people with previous misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions to have those convictions vacated.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Yakima County prepares to shut down marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas

YAKIMA – Yakima County is taking legal action to shut down more than 20 banned recreational marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated areas of the county. County officials gave the businesses …


Whitman County Commissioners approve pot moratorium

The Whitman County Commissioners approved an ordinance Monday enacting a six-month moratorium on businesses that produce, process or sell marijuana in the unincorporated areas of Whitman County.


Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted …


Former Spokane pediatrician facing felony stalking, marijuana charges in Idaho

A popular Spokane pediatrician who sold his medical practice last year is facing charges of felony stalking and possession of marijuana in Idaho.


Cannabis continues to be celebrated in many cultures

If you think the ‘flower children’ in the 1960s was where today’s love of pot started, you need to go back further.