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Pot-growing acreage could quadruple

OLYMPIA – Washington may soon more than quadruple the amount of land where legal marijuana can be grown. The state Liquor Control Board is considering changes to its recreational marijuana …


Prosecutors: Adrian Peterson smoked marijuana

Texas prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke Adrian Peterson’s bond and have him rearrested after the Minnesota Vikings running back allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana while he is awaiting …


Doug Clark: Potties’ pot levels shouldn’t be a city priority

I never bought that old argument about marijuana being a gateway to harder drugs. I thought it was just a scare tactic. Until now, that is.


Riccelli, Benn discuss views on gun control, marijuana

The candidates for 3rd Legislative District state representative, position 1, were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers to two questions, read about their top priorities, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 24, 2014

Spokane pot use measurable by THC levels in wastewater, panel told

The most important numbers to Spokane city officials looking for accurate data about residents’ marijuana use may be one and two. “Nobody can lie about what’s showing up in the …


Spin Control: Public probably wouldn’t mind these new tax ideas

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected take on legal marijuana is a shade over $200 million, state economists guesstimated last week. That’s not nothing, as non-economists who don’t mind a double negative …


Marijuana money boosts Washington’s budget

OLYMPIA – Washington tax coffers could get a $25 million boost by next July and nearly $200 million by mid-2017 from legal marijuana, state economists estimate. But much of that …


WSU study finds gender gap in effects of pot

Call it the marijuana gap. Men and women may respond differently to the effects of pot’s active ingredient, THC, according to new research by a Washington State University professor. In …


Spin Control: State board answers burning questions about advertising marijuana

Every time I forget how far Washington’s venture into the world of legalized recreational marijuana takes us from the days when illegal pot was the stuff of counterculture song and …


Washington judge upholds small city’s pot shop ban

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington’s experiment in …


‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign targets pot-impaired drivers

This year’s Labor Day campaign to catch impaired drivers in Washington has a new target. The slogan – Drive High, Get a DUI – is intended to call attention to …


Washington marijuana sales top $5.1 million in August

Recreational marijuana sales are soaring in August, thanks in part to a big Friday that came in the midst of several large-scale marijuana events in Western Washington. According to sales …


High Times publisher files suit against Ephrata pot shop

An Ephrata, Washington, marijuana retailer is the target of a media empire that labels itself as the biggest brand name in pot. Trans-High Corp., parent company of the publication High …


Marijuana could reduce deadly painkiller abuse, study suggests

Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation’s scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it’s set off …


Spokane testing lab starting to certify marijuana

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An environmental and industrial testing laboratory in Spokane has been certified to test recreational marijuana.


No pot allowed on buses, state commission says

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on Thursday issued a notice telling charter and excursion bus operators that it’s illegal to allow marijuana consumption on board.


NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases …


Canna Con caters to Washington state’s blossoming marijuana business

TACOMA – A person could find just about anything related to a marijuana business at an event inside the Tacoma Dome this weekend. Canna Con, which bills itself as the …


Scuffle for pot led to fatal shooting

A plan to rob a drug dealer of five pounds of marijuana ended in a Spokane man’s shooting death in a hotel parking lot early Sunday, witnesses said. Richard Amodio, …


Witnesses: Man killed in hotel parking lot planned pot robbery

Richard Amodio, 32, planned to rob the marijuana supplier who investigators say was captured on video shooting and killing him early Sunday morning.


Man arrested in Spokane homicide released

Police released a 30-year-old man implicated in a drug homicide Sunday due to a lack of evidence and suspicions that other people may be involved. The man shot dead at …


First month of pot sales garnered Washington $1 million in taxes

Despite supply shortages and slower-than-expected retail expansion, Washington’s fledgling marijuana market generated more than $1 million in sales and excise taxes in its first month. That’s less than half what …


Arrest illustrates state’s tough stance on illicit pot

A 19-year-old arrested by a Washington State Patrol trooper on suspicion of carrying less than an ounce of pot, cash, baggies and a scale faces a felony charge – an …


Washington seeks to avoid court ruling that state pot law is pre-empted by federal law

OLYMPIA – Washington wants to join legal battles between some potential pot businesses and cities that won’t let them open inside their boundaries. But Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the …


Washington attorney general to fight legal grounds for city pot bans

OLYMPIA – The state wants to join a couple of legal battles between some potential pot businesses and cities that won’t let them open inside their boundaries.


Seattle police: Officer flipped coin before issuing pot citation

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half …


Smell of pot can be basis for police search

Though marijuana is now legal in Washington for recreational and medical use, courts continue to grant law enforcement wide leeway in using the presence of pot to search property. A …


Club offers social pot spot

Eric Buchanan envisions a day when marijuana will be as common as vodka tonics or microbrews at lounges and nightclubs across Washington. Until then, he and his business partners are …


In brief: ‘Kettle Falls 5’ marijuana case delayed

The controversial federal trial of a marijuana growing co-operative calling themselves the “Kettle Falls 5” has been delayed so that defense attorneys can review new evidence obtained by prosecutors. U.S. …


Washington state agency sets rules for pot edibles

Marijuana stores in Washington won’t be allowed to sell lollipops, gummy bears or other candies infused with the drug, but will be able to sell properly labeled brownies and cookies, …