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Pot shop thieves in Butte steal $12,000 in marijuana plants

Law enforcement officers say two male suspects cut a hole in the roof of a building housing a medical marijuana dispensary and stole about $12,000 worth of marijuana plants.


Pullman’s newest pot shop cited on second day open

The grand opening of Pullman’s newest pot shop wasn’t so grand last week when the two-day-old retailer was caught in a sting operation allegedly selling marijuana to a minor.


Cannabis for back pain puts him in a pickle

Dear Dr. Zorba: I enjoy your radio show. I’m a 56-year motorcycle guy. I had an accident when I was much much younger, and the result has been years of …


Getting There: Pot-related fatal crashes spike in Washington after legalization vote

Pot-related fatal crashes in Washington spiked upward after marijuana was voted legal in the fall of 2012


Proposal to ban marijuana with strong alcohol gets public hearing in Spokane

Sen. Michael Baumgartner headed a meeting of local and state legislators Thursday discussing the potential to ban sales of marijuana where strong alcoholic drinks are already outlawed. But it’s unlikely …


Idaho man collapses after consuming laced marijuana, police say

Southwest Idaho authorities have issued a warning after reporting that a man consumed marijuana laced with a chemical and suffered irreversible damage.


Marijuana businesses face lawsuit after fatal shooting

The family of three boys filed a lawsuit against two recreational marijuana businesses after a shooting that left their mother dead and their father charged with murder.


Oregon pot shops to sell recreational edibles, extracts in June

Recreational marijuana users will be able to purchase more than just flowers next month.


600K sign California initiative to legalize pot

Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot in California.


Medical pot ad limits await governor’s pen in Colorado

An expanded limit on marijuana advertising awaits the governor’s signature in Colorado. A bill saying that medical marijuana can’t be advertised to people under 21 passed the Senate 24-11 on …


Warm Springs tribe breaks ground on marijuana grow facility

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has broken ground on a new marijuana-growing facility that is set to be Oregon’s first tribal-owned marijuana grow operation.


Pullman extends hold on new pot shops

New marijuana businesses won’t be getting the go-ahead here for at least another four months.


Marijuana studied as help to treat painkiller and heroin addiction

The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the …


Hundreds of pot plants grown where 8 were killed, Ohio prosecutor says

Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-house sheltering …


Gary Crooks: Why is the fight over marijuana?

Just the fact that bars need bouncers should raise this question: Why place them outside the


Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he will ask Congress to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use to 28 grams, or about one ounce. Mexico had previously …


4/20 parties: Thousands puff for legal pot

Thousands sent up a cheer and a collective plume of marijuana smoke at the stroke of 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.


Dozens arrested in Denver-area pot raids targeting exporters

Police and federal agents arrested more than 40 people and seized piles of pot plants and elaborate growing equipment Thursday during raids of homes and warehouses throughout the Denver area, …


Planners want to open Pullman to pot

The Pullman Planning Commission appeared to reach a consensus Wednesday night that the city should follow the state’s lead and make many more areas of the city open to marijuana …


Illegal pot operation found after break-in at bookstore

A break-in at a children’s bookstore led Seattle police to an illegal marijuana growing operation in a commercial space next door.


Spokane Valley officials consider prohibiting new marijuana businesses

Spokane Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing about marijuana regulations Thursday at it’s regular meeting which begins at 6 p.m. in City Council chambers, at Spokane Valley City …


Marijuana grinder resembling grenade halts airport flights

Officials say flights were delayed at Bellingham International Airport after a marijuana grinder designed to resemble a grenade was found in a man’s carry-on luggage.


Marijuana sales top spending on wine and milk in Spokane County

Spokane County sold more than $5 million worth of legal marijuana for the month of March, the first time a monthly total has eclipsed that mark since legal sales began …


Legal marijuana’s arrival in downtown Spokane prompts desire to re-evaluate laws

Lucky Leaf opened on First Avenue last month, and a proposed store at the corner of Lincoln and Second Avenue seems primed for downtown Spokane’s second legal pot shop. The …


Vancouver man accused of giving pot cake to his child

A Vancouver, Washington, man accused of giving his 4-year-old daughter marijuana-infused chocolate cake appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on a child assault allegation.


Washington marijuana sales over $709 million in 2015

Legal marijuana sales totaled more than $709 million in 2015 in Washington state. A market research firm says that represents sales growth of more than 30 percent over the previous …


Kansas father and son face drug charges in Idaho

Southwest Idaho authorities say a father and son traveling to their home state of Kansas after a brief stay in Oregon have been taken into custody after police found more …


Spokane lab finds pesticides in many marijuana products

Gordon Fagras said the findings produced by his chemical laboratory, which looks for hyper-specific contaminants on the state’s marijuana crop, will add value to the product. The state doesn’t require …


Pot store employees in Washington can receive tips, board says

People who feel they’ve been well-served at a state marijuana store can now leave a tip.


Marijuana retailers ready to make move into Yakima if ban is reversed

The Yakima City Council will consider lifting its ban on marijuana businesses in May.