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Cheney marijuana grower scrutinized for failed bacterial test amid legal tussle over ownership

Sweetwater Farms, a $5.3 million pot producer based on the West Plains, had one of its strains pulled from the state’s largest recreational marijuana stores last month after failing a …


Lemonhaze event brings in thousands

The first-ever Lemonhaze Cannabis Convention brought together more than 3,000 members of the state’s cannabis community in late October.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

Altria Group Inc., the U.S. maker of Marlboros, made a $1.8 billion investment in a Canadian pot company Friday based on a simple premise: Cannabis is growing fast, and cigarettes …


Spokane Green Leaf continues to adapt

If Todd Bennatt wanted to have a normal job, he’d still be an environmental engineer.


Yield Farms looking ahead

For the last few years, Yield Farms has built a solid reputation for its pre-rolls and its savory infused Firecrackers, which deliver the spicy taste of cheddar or ranch.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Richland council considers marijuana advisory vote

The Richland City Council plans a workshop to discuss legalizing marijuana sales in Richland.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Lincoln County marijuana growers sues Avista alleging breach of contract

The lawsuit, filed last month in Spokane County Superior Court, alleges Avista provided inadequate equipment to power a planned expansion of Buddy Boy Farms, a large-scale cannabis operation based south …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Richland marijuana initiative is not valid, says city attorney

A group trying to legalize marijuana sales in Richland says they may take their fight to court after the city’s attorney says their initiative is not valid.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Local disability boards could approve payments for medical marijuana

Medical marijuana could be covered under some government disability programs, an attorney general’s opinion says, but whether that would jeopardize federal funding for local programs isn’t clear.


Washington issues its first marijuana research license

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board says it has issued the state’s first license to grow marijuana for research.


Can cannabis put you on path to better health?

Joe is an ordinary guy. And Joe is a smoker.


Should you invest in hot pot stocks?

With recreational marijuana now legal in Canada, along with the growing popularity of the non-psychoactive CBD strains, investors in the United States and Canada are taking a hard look at …


Cannabis plants can have healthy properties beyond buds

When your doctor reminds you to be sure to eat your greens, the recommendation probably doesn’t include cannabis plants. But maybe it should.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Gone to pot: Marijuana shortages plague Canada

Legalization arrived Oct. 17, and Canada became the world’s largest national marketplace for so-called recreational marijuana. The first weeks have felt more like a soft opening with few retail outlets …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Pot, property values are focus of upcoming federal trial

A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States’ budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as …


Utah lawmaker tries pot ahead of medical marijuana vote

A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposition that would legalize its use in his state …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed

On Oct. 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Uruguay launched legal sales last year, after several years of planning.


Recreational, medical marijuana initiatives on fall ballots

Nine states have legalized marijuana for so-called recreational use since 2012, including eight at the ballot box. Thirty-one states have authorized the drug for medical purposes. Four states have marijuana …


Candy crushed: Washington regulators crack down on marijuana sweets they say are too appealing to kids

Beginning next year, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is expected to impose tougher enforcement on the sale of marijuana-infused candy that has become too appealing to children. Those in …


State Liquor and Cannabis Board to reevaluate pot edibles

Certain cannabis-infused candy could start vanishing from store shelves across Washington next year.


New Day Cannabis sees plenty of potential for safer plants

Joe Rammell has been learning the skills needed to grow great cannabis all of his life – he just didn’t know it until a few years ago.


Legal sales of cannabis begin in Canada Oct. 17

Be careful what you wish for.


Cannabis impact part of November ballot

Although Initiative 502 legalized the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana products in Washington back in 2012, voters are still asked to provide input at the ballot box.


CBD items offer good health without the highs

Shaun McHenry swears by CBDs.


New leadership for NORML Women of Washington

Chrissy Knox has a new hat to wear.


Shawn Vestal: Washington officials say legal pot economy is plateauing in the state

Since legalization, retail sales of marijuana have gone nothing but up, and dramatically so. But that rapid increase is about to flatten, state economic forecasters say.


Seattle court agrees to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions prosecuted before legalization

Seattle Municipal Court judges have agreed to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession prosecuted before pot was legalized in Washington state.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

Maine investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.


It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the …