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Pot legalization no free ride to smoke on campus

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct …


Mother gives 7-year-old marijuana to fight chemo

PORTLAND – A seven-year-old girl suffering from leukemia is one of Oregon’s youngest medical marijuana patients. Her mother says she gives her daughter marijuana pills to combat the effects of …


Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war

DENVER (AP) — First came marijuana as medicine. Now comes legal pot for the people. Those who have argued for decades that legalizing and taxing weed would be better than …


Medical marijuana advocates want drug reclassified

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington is considering whether marijuana should be reclassified from its current status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use. Last …


Marijuana backers courting conservatives

DENVER (AP) — It’s not all hippies backing November’s marijuana legalization votes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Appealing to Western individualism and a mistrust of federal government, activists have lined …


Arkansas court upholds medical marijuana proposal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a proposed ballot measure that, if successful, would make the state the first in the South to legalize …


Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

DENVER (AP) — A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: “Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?” It’s …


Ryan: Don’t interfere with legalized medical pot

DENVER (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says the federal government shouldn’t interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana. The Wisconsin congressman tells KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs …


Medical marijuana backers seek inroads in South

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The home state of the president who didn’t inhale has become an unlikely front in the battle over medical marijuana. This fall, Arkansas will be …


Seattle pot parlors laundered illicit drug cash

Two people charged as part of the biggest crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in Washington state pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday, acknowledging their business was a front for an illicit …


Letter prompts Wenatchee marijuana shops to close

SPOKANE — Three medical marijuana shops in the Wenatchee area have closed down after federal prosecutors sent a letter to the businesses’ landlords.


Idahoans picking up medical marijuana in Oregon

ON THE OREGON-IDAHO BORDER — Hurtling down I-84 with a bag of medical marijuana and no legal right to possess it, the 23-year-old Idaho man with the crooked grin drove …


Grow house search ruled illegal

A recent court ruling that deemed a drug raid illegal has raised questions about how law enforcement in Spokane County investigate marijuana growers. Sheriff’s detectives had reason to believe marijuana …


Prosecutors: Stark murder planned

A Southern California man is either a calculated killer who persuaded his lover to gun down her husband or simply a concerned man who tried to get the dead man’s …


Gingrich backs vote on marriage

OLYMPIA – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he thinks allowing same-sex couples to marry is wrong, but the path Washington is taking to change its law is right. Voters, …


Lawmakers balk on marijuana initiative

OLYMPIA – Voters will have to decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana for personal use. The Legislature appears unlikely to vote on, or even debate, the marijuana initiative sent …


Lawmakers to consider pot initiative

OLYMPIA — A measure that would decriminalize use and possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults was sent to the Washington Legislature today after the Secretary of State’s office …


Latest marijuana bill would create patient registry, co-ops

OLYMPIA – The latest incarnation of a bill to add structure to Washington’s medical marijuana laws has supporters who don’t like parts of it and opponents who do. People who …


Medical marijuana bill introduced in Idaho House

Medical marijuana legislation was introduced in the Idaho House today, where Rep. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, introduced HB 370 as a personal bill.


Advocates disagree on best way to regulate medical pot

Stevens County activists dressed in prison stripes recently were tossed out of Gonzaga University’s Cataldo Hall where Rick Steves, the travel writer and TV show host, was delivering a speech. …


Governors want marijuana reclassified

OLYMPIA – Governors from Washington and Rhode Island asked the federal government Wednesday to reclassify marijuana so it can be used for medical use. Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island …


Change federal marijuana rules, Gregoire says

OLYMPIA — Governors from Washington and Rhode Island asked the federal government Wednesday to reclassify marijuana so it can be used for medical use.


Two plead guilty following medical marijuana raids

Two men have pleaded guilty to felony possession of marijuana following raids in April of several marijuana dispensaries in the Spokane area.


Suspected marijuana thief shot to death in Grant County

A medical marijuana patient who shot a suspected burglar near Moses Lake Sunday night has been arrested for unlawfully possessing a firearm.


Spokane woman shoots would-be marijuana thief

A woman shot a man in the head today as he tried to steal marijuana plants from her home in north Spokane, police said. His accomplice is still at large …


Groups urging no on marijuana laws

Anticipating both a November 2012 ballot initiative and state legislation to legalize medicinal marijuana, social services agencies in Coeur d’Alene are organizing to educate the public about what they call …


Spin Control: Cities dazed, confused over marijuana control

OLYMPIA – Whether she realized it or not last spring when wielding her “partial veto” pen, Gov. Chris Gregoire has prompted a hodgepodge of pot laws around the state and …


Pullman eyes ban on pot gardens

The Pullman City Council will vote next week on adopting a moratorium on medical marijuana community gardens. City Attorney Laura McAloon advised the council to take that action Tuesday, saying …


Medical marijuana dispensers indicted

The owners of two medical marijuana dispensaries in Spokane have been indicted by a federal grand jury. Charles Wesley Wright and Jon Richard Vivian, owners of the THC Pharmacy on …


Grand jury indicts Spokane medical marijuana dispensers

The owners of two medical marijuana dispensaries in Spokane have been indicted by a federal grand jury. Charles Wesley Wright and Jon Richard Vivian, owners of the THC Pharmacy on …