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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.


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 …