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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.


Marijuana testing lab closed because of disputed results

One of a dozen state-certified marijuana testing labs is closed amid a dispute over testing results.


Portland’s Cannabis Cafe closing because of clean air rules

The owner of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe announced she will close her doors next week after another warning by public health officials that the establishment violates indoor air rules.


Legislature OKs authorization for growing industrial hemp

The Legislature has passed a bill that would allow licensed growers to produce industrial hemp in Washington as part of a research program.


Many Montana pot shops to shut down after ruling, group says

Marijuana dispensaries will have at least two weeks to prepare for severe rollbacks to Montana’s medical marijuana law, though most will likely have to shut down, the head of an …


Commercial medical marijuana sales limited by Montana court

The Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that medical marijuana providers should be paid for their services, but it clamped down on commercial sales of the drug by limiting providers to …


Idaho still stagnant on pot legalization, decriminalization

As several states have moved to allow the use of recreational or medical marijuana, Idaho has maintained a hard stance against legalization of the drug.


Organic labels for marijuana debated in Colorado

Marijuana has attracted many labels in its time. On Friday, Colorado lawmakers debate whether the state should give the drug one more often associated with purple carrots than purple haze …


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.