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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 …


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

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

‘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

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

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.