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Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week. It could be the tipping point.

Reform of marijuana laws won in eight of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace …


Medical marijuana victories in Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas, Montana turn the tide

Tuesday was a banner night for medical marijuana — with ballot initiatives in numerous states widening access to the substance for Americans seeking relief from pain or a treatment for …


Post-election, pot is one toke over the stateline for most of Idaho

Idaho is an island of abstinence on the legal weed frontier. The state shares 77 percent of its border with pot-friendly states, made even friendlier Tuesday with victories for looser …


California cities ban pot sales ahead of state vote

Worried that California might legalize recreational marijuana, the state’s third-largest city by population has voted to ban pot sales ahead of Tuesday’s election.


Health alert issued for pesticide-tainted pot

Oregon health officials have issued a health alert about marijuana products that may have been tainted with high levels of a pesticide and sold to about 130 people southwest of …


Marijuana farmers, including Spokane City Council member, hinge hopes on harvest

During last year’s outdoor-grown marijuana harvest, state farmers produced 38 tons of the drug. State officials say this year’s crop may be even larger, and it will include pot grown …


Gallup: Record high 60 percent of Americans back legal pot

A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before voters in nine states decide whether to expand …


Police cracking down on public marijuana smoking in downtown Spokane

Marijuana may be legal now, but smoking it in public isn’t. After months of education efforts, the Spokane Police Department will shift to ticketing people found smoking marijuana in public …


Recreational marijuana sales in Oregon reach $160 million in 2016

Oregon marijuana dispensaries have sold more than $160 million worth of recreational marijuana so far in 2016.


Man caught trying to trade pot for snowmobile on Craigslist

Authorities say they have arrested a man who arranged to trade a pound of marijuana for a snowmobile that was posted for sale on Craigslist by an Oregon State Police …


Dispute that led to shooting allegedly over marijuana plants

A man involved in a shooting in Deer Park Tuesday evening gave deputies conflicting stories about the confrontation after he called 911 and reported his location so deputies could find …


Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

DENVER – Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C – not just …


Thieves ram pot shop, steal bongs

Thieves rammed a North Spokane pot shop Tuesday morning and got away with $500 worth of bongs.


Marijuana businesses push back against Oct. 1 changes

A marijuana industry group is asking Oregon lawmakers to delay Oct. 1 deadlines for the state’s new marijuana regulations by at least 30 days.


Marijuana arrests fall to lowest level since 1996

Arrests for simple marijuana possession in the United States fell to nearly a two-decade low last year, according to new statistics released Monday by the FBI.


Pot shops sprouting in Pullman area

The marijuana market in Pullman and Whitman County may soon be saturated.


Pot sales head closer to Moscow, Idaho

Marijuana isn’t getting closer to being legalized in Idaho, but legalized marijuana is inching closer to the state.


New study finds that medical marijuana may be helping to curb the opioid epidemic

After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman …


Study: Medical marijuana may help curb opioid epidemic

After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman …


Cannabis industry to expand to $50 billion by 2026, analysts say

The legal cannabis industry in the U.S. may grow to $50 billion in the next decade, expanding to more than eight times its current size, as lawful pot purveyors gain …


Former state Rep. Ahern files Spokane initiative banning pot near churches, health care facilities

John Ahern wants churches with child care facilities and hospitals added to the list of locations that require a 1,000 foot buffer zone from marijuana businesses. The City Council has …


Marijuana v. alcohol: Which is more dangerous?

Arizona is one of five states with marijuana legalization on the ballot this fall, and the state’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, is not happy about it. Ducey urged voters last …


Alaska delays on pot use in marijuana stores

Alaska marijuana regulators have delayed by at least another month a decision on allowing people to buy marijuana products to smoke, inhale or consume in food in authorized stores.


Oregon pot accreditation program on ‘verge of collapse’

The administrator of a state program tasked with making sure marijuana labs are accredited said the Oregon Health Authority has ignored his pleas for resources and that the agency is …


240 pot plants seized from Beaverton home

A Washington County homeowner has been cited for unlawful marijuana possession after authorities seized 240 marijuana plants from his backyard.


Shopping with Snoop Dogg at Mary Jane’s House of Grass

As soon as he read that Snoop Dogg was making an appearance in Vancouver, Portland resident Derek Palmer bought the ticket, then he set to work on a gift for …


Survey: More U.S. adults use marijuana, don’t think it’s risky

Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows.


Federal court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.


King County considers making pot get checked for pesticides

King County is considering creating a program that would test marijuana for prohibited pesticides.


Montana pot dispensaries close as restrictions take effect

Medical marijuana dispensaries across Montana have closed their doors as new restrictions limiting pot providers to three patients take effect.