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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, 10:43 p.m.

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, 9:59 p.m.

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, 8:05 p.m.

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.


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.


Wedded bliss with cannabis

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


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

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.


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, 9:39 p.m.

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, 9:51 p.m.

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, 8:21 p.m.

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.