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Marijuana-infused cookie sickens Oregon boy, 8

An 8-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized after eating a marijuana-infused cookie that he found on the ground.


Some marijuana business information would be restricted

Companion bills would keep certain information about marijuana business from the public.


Oregon considers relaxing hemp cultivation rules

Oregon lawmakers are considering relaxing rules about hemp cultivation.


Facebook shuts down medical marijuana pages in New Jersey

Three of New Jersey’s five medical marijuana dispensaries have had their business pages shutdown by Facebook, cutting off what advocates call an integral place for customers to learn about which …


WSU, College Hill area get half of Pullman Fire Department calls, chief says

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said approximately half of the more than 3,000 calls his department responded to last year were to Washington State University and the College Hill area.


Teen driver whose car was hit by Spokane patrol car charged with DUI

A teenager whose car was struck by a Spokane police officer in early December was charged Jan. 12 with driving under the influence.


Pot shop bans would need public vote under proposed legislation

Cities and counties couldn’t ban licensed marijuana stores without a public vote under a proposal approved Monday by a House committee.


Four Idaho kids have qualified to take marijuana-derived epilepsy drug

Four Idaho children are now taking a drug derived from marijuana to treat severe epilepsy under a limited state program, Idaho lawmakers learned Monday, and 18 more kids are being …


Boomers find booming business with pot shop

Two Spokane couples team up to run Sativa Sisters, and find many customers are boomers, too.


Jon Snyder: Departing city councilman hopes to return to Spokane someday

An exit interview with Jon Snyder


AP Exclusive: Schools ease athlete penalties for marijuana

At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational …


Victim believes shooting last week tied to drugs

The victim of a shooting at a north Spokane home on Dec. 11 told police that two men appeared to want his marijuana.


State could get 222 more pot stores

OLYMPIA — Washington will likely increase the number of retail marijuana stores to 556, to handle the demand for medical marijuana licenses.


Spokane law erasing some marijuana convictions to go into effect without mayor’s signature

New rules allowing people to erase previous marijuana possession convictions will go into effect at the end of the month, without Spokane Mayor David Condon’s signature or his support.


Three years in, legal marijuana sales soaring in Washington state

As Washington marks the third year of legal recreational marijuana, monthly sales have grown from about $3 million to more than $57 million last month.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 9:31 p.m.

Spokane will vacate marijuana possession convictions

Anyone guilty of a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge in the city of Spokane will soon be able to have the conviction removed from their criminal record. The Spokane City …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 6:57 p.m.

Ohio voters reject marijuana legalization

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio voters have rejected a ballot measure seeking to legalize recreational and medical marijuana use in the state. Failure of the proposed constitutional amendment follows an expensive …


Nonprofits becoming more comfortable accepting pot donations

As marijuana legalization matures, businesses are becoming more ingrained in their communities by donating cash and time to charities – a sign that the stigma of selling a drug that …


Millwood gets big marijuana tax reimbursement

Millwood, a suburb of roughly 1,800 residents, recently got its first check from Washington state as a reimbursement of marijuana tax revenue.


Medical marijuana shop owners want moratorium dropped

Spokane Valley medical marijuana store owners protest the city’s temporary moratorium on new marijuana businesses at city council meeting


Investigators examining if Mead trailer explosion related to hash oil extraction

Hash oil extraction may be responsible for the trailer fire that sent two Mead residents to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns last week.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 4:15 p.m.

Spokane considering throwing out minor pot possession convictions

People convicted of possessing marijuana in Spokane before the drug was legalized may soon be able to get those convictions thrown out.


Market for marijuana concentrates grows

Inhaling water vapor laced with concentrated THC, the active chemical compound in marijuana, is “dabbing,” a method employed by a growing number of marijuana users as a stronger, faster way …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 10:21 p.m.

Spokane County growers anticipate world’s largest marijuana harvest

Spokane County marijuana farmers are gearing up for what they anticipate will be the largest harvest of the crop anywhere in the world. But banking and safety concerns continue to …


Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

In what lawyers are calling the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry, two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot …


‘Kettle Falls Five’ members get prison time in federal marijuana case

All defendants in the Kettle Falls Five marijuana case will receive prison time, a federal judge ruled Friday. Three members of the family, who say they were growing medicinal marijuana, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 5:48 p.m.

‘Kettle Falls Five’ members get prison time in federal marijuana case

All defendants in the Kettle Falls Five marijuana case will receive prison time, a federal judge ruled Friday. Three members of the family, who say they were growing medicinal marijuana, …


Two charged with pistol whipping pot dealer

Two men face assault and robbery charges after allegedly pistol-whipping a man they’d arranged to buy marijuana from before running away without any marijuana.


Spokane police give out few marijuana citations

Riverfront Park might be the worst place to get high in Spokane. Data from Spokane Municipal Court shows marijuana users are far more likely to be fined for consuming pot …


Washington marijuana sales amount to $357 million in 15 months

One-third of a billion dollars. Sales of all marijuana products – from the plants grown in the fields, to the individual portions to smoke or eat processed in factories large …