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Strain of the Month: Seatown Lemon Haze

Western Cultured strain provides focused energy.


Microdosers seeking the sweet spot

Some cannabis list altered mood and increased creativity as the benefits of microdosing, rather than getting fully high.


New Day Cannabis focuses on providing safer selections

‘Clean cannabis,’ free of all pesticides or contaminants, has been something many health-conscious consumers have requested and many growers have strived for.


What’s so special about medical marijuana?

“What is medical cannabis?” “Where do I buy it?” “What kind is best for my condition?” “I don’t know where to start. What do I do?”


High art: Kennewick studio gets community excited about glass

“We need a better word than ‘bong,’” said the 60ish-year-old gentleman, who seemed to enjoy coming out for Kennewick’s monthly art walk


Infused bath bombs exploding onto cannabis cosmetic scene

Thanks to new technology and some determined innovators, it’s now possible to enjoy your cannabis legally in pretty much any form these days – including the tub.


Patients seeking relief from cramps turning to cannabis

A few years ago, you might have seen some clickbaity headlines exclaiming, “Pot tampons?!”


Cannabis can have a role in helping chronic pain

If you’ve never experienced chronic pain, consider yourself lucky.


Washington, Colorado mellowing out after years of legal pot

When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for U.S. police

Police officers who encounter shipments of state-certified hemp on America’s highways are facing a quandary: They can’t tell if the plants they’re seeing are hemp or marijuana. Truckers are free …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

New Jersey Senate postpones vote on legal recreational pot

New Jersey lawmakers dealt a blow to the prospects of legal recreational marijuana use Monday, when the state Senate president postponed a vote after his and the governor’s lobbying campaign …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Could hemp be Washington’s next cash crop? Lawmakers eye new system amid CBD boom, marijuana expansion

Both chambers of the Washington Legislature have passed laws that would create a state system for licensing hemp production. The long-outlawed cousin of marijuana hasn’t taken off in the Evergreen …


Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.


Few pot convictions thrown out in Spokane, as Washington state considers similar amnesty law

The Spokane City Council passed a measure at the end of 2015 that would allow those with misdemeanor marijuana convictions to petition the court for their record to be cleared. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019

Washington bill would allow parents to give students marijuana extract drugs on public school grounds

The bill, which has been introduced twice before in the Washington Legislature, is intended to allow students with a documented condition treated by marijuana to receive the drug on campuses, …


Senate OKs bill to vacate some marijuana convictions

The Washington Senate has passed a measure that makes it easier for people with previous misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions to have those convictions vacated.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Yakima County prepares to shut down marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas

YAKIMA – Yakima County is taking legal action to shut down more than 20 banned recreational marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated areas of the county. County officials gave the businesses …


Whitman County Commissioners approve pot moratorium

The Whitman County Commissioners approved an ordinance Monday enacting a six-month moratorium on businesses that produce, process or sell marijuana in the unincorporated areas of Whitman County.


Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted …


Former Spokane pediatrician facing felony stalking, marijuana charges in Idaho

A popular Spokane pediatrician who sold his medical practice last year is facing charges of felony stalking and possession of marijuana in Idaho.


Cannabis continues to be celebrated in many cultures

If you think the ‘flower children’ in the 1960s was where today’s love of pot started, you need to go back further.


Toker Friendly strives to make customers comfortable

Go ahead and browse all you want at Toker Friendly.


Canadian cannabis research may encourage efforts to kick opioid habits

Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal is one of several physicians who recently founded the Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute in Seattle in 2018.


Palm Springs area becoming California’s cannabis hot spot

You might expect California, America’s biggest consumer marketplace, to be bursting with cannabis stores since recreational weed became legalized in 2018.


Why terpenes are becoming more important than THC

Modern research on possible pharmacological uses for the cannabis plant started in the 1940s with the discovery of cannabidiol, a compound connected to pain relief.


Satori shops expanding medical education, outreach

Not too long ago, David LaMoureaux felt he had lost his faith in Washington’s medical marijuana system.


Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis firm

No, you’re not smoking something. Martha Stewart is really joining the cannabis craze.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Ex-worker enters plea of innocent to pot shop theft charge

A former employee at retail marijuana shop Canna4Life is accused of embezzling approximately $180,000 from the downtown Clarkston business over seven months.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Commissioners have power to enact 6-month pot moratorium

About 50 people crowded into the Whitman County Commissioners’ chambers on Monday at the Whitman County Courthouse in Colfax and listened to County Prosecutor Denis Tracy explain how a moratorium …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks smoking age, marijuana, guns and Donald Trump in podcast

Ferguson said he’s confident the Washington Legislature will pass a bill this session increasing the legal smoking age to 21 and is eyeing a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s …