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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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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.


Pullman passes new pot laws

The Pullman City Council adopted new marijuana business regulations Tuesday night with hardly any discussion.


Legal marijuana on display at Oregon State Fair

Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it’s the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing.


Oregon collects $25.5M in marijuana taxes

Oregon has processed $25.5 million in tax payments from recreational marijuana from January through the end of July.


Man critically injured in explosion was making hash oil, fire department says

A man making hash oil in the basement of his home was burned in a flash explosion Thursday and is in critical condition, according to the Spokane Fire Department.


Oregon buzz: Pot plants at state fair in a 1st for the US

Nine living marijuana plants will be displayed at the Oregon State Fair in a first of its kind event for the United States starting next Friday.


High court sides with employee fired for smoking pot at work

A Connecticut state worker fired after he was caught smoking marijuana on the job was punished too harshly and should get his job back, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.


Editorial: Pot policy gaining clarity

Getting the federal government to budge on its outdated policies regarding marijuana has been difficult, but two encouraging developments have occurred in the past week.


Federal court bars feds from prosecuting medical pot cases

A federal appeals court has banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases that comply with state laws.


Three years into nation’s hemp experiment, crop’s future is hazy

Three years into the nation’s hemp experiment, a 20-acre farm in southern Colorado exemplifies the crop’s hazy potential.


Marijuana still has no medical value, DEA says

DEA says it won’t take marijuana off national list of most dangerous drugs.


Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday making marijuana possession in small amounts punishable by fines but not jail time.


Montel Williams detained in Germany over medical marijuana

A spokesman for Montel Williams says the television personality was detained by customs officials at an airport in Germany after inadvertently leaving prescription marijuana powder in his luggage.


Hawaii pot dispensaries can legally open, but none are ready

Medical marijuana dispensaries can now legally open in Hawaii, but not one is ready to do so.


Medical Marijuana measure qualifies for Montana ballot

A measure that seeks to expand the availability of medical marijuana in Montana has qualified for the November ballot.


Washington to require ‘Not For Kids’ label on edible pot products

Washington officials say they plan to require a new “Not For Kids” label on edible marijuana products sold at the state’s legal pot shops.


Medical marijuana reduces prescription drug use, study finds

Patients fill significantly fewer prescriptions for conditions like nausea and pain in states where medical marijuana is available, researchers reported Wednesday in one of the first studies to examine how …


Spokane Valley City Council to tour pot businesses

The Spokane Valley City Council is going on a tour of marijuana businesses during a special council meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday. The meeting starts at City Hall then heads …


Traffic stop leads to arrests in connection with drugs, child injury

Two North Dakota residents were arrested on drug charges and injury to a child Saturday night in Post Falls.


Washington flips the switch on a new medical marijuana system

Washington’s new medical marijuana laws take effect Friday, meaning medical dispensaries will close and many recreational stores will expand into that market.


Canada to study marijuana legalization

Canada launched a task force Thursday to study the regulation of recreational marijuana ahead of a legalization measure the government plans to send to parliament in the Spring of 2017.