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Veterans concerned about benefits hesitant to use, discuss cannabis

Some studies show that as many as 1 in 4 veterans report that they are consuming cannabis for therapeutic purposes.


Gracious Guests, Hosts with the Most

Learn some holiday ‘high-time’ etiquette, like how and when to partake, what behavior is appropriate, and various tips for gifts and offerings.


I Can’t Sleep! Can Cannabis Help?

Many in the medical marijuana community call cannabis an effective natural treatment for many sleep disorders, with little to no side effects.


Infused sweets are tailored to your taste

Much of the interest in infused-gummies coincides with the popularity of microdosing, which has become popular with those reluctant to use cannabis in less precise ways, like smoking or vaping.


Peel and Stick: Derma patches offer new option for pain relief

Cannabis-infused patches are believed to be effective because they allow for immediate infusion into the bloodstream via the skin


Q&A: How cannabis consciousness is changing

What is the most important issue facing the cannabis industry in the US today?


Hashtag Cannabis offers guided tours for seniors

Hashtag Cannabis in Fremont now offers guided visits on the second Wednesday of every month.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Proposed bill would open door to home delivery of marijuana in Washington

The targeted legislation would aim to help small businesses compete with larger firms and extend business ownership opportunities to communities of color, women and military veterans.


Q&A: What are the benefits of a medical recognition card?

“I’m thinking of getting a Washington state medical cannabis card. Is there a difference between medical cannabis and recreational/adult-use cannabis?”


Irv Rosenfeld: Pioneer patient of medical marijuana

What image pops up in your head when you picture a guy in his 60s who smokes eight to 10 joints a day?


New laws cover Gold Star license plates, marijuana in schools and robotic delivery

Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on Gold Star family license plates, medical marijuana in schools and robot deliveries.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Chronic pain given as top reason for using medical marijuana

Chronic pain tops the list of reasons people give when they enroll in state medical marijuana programs, followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

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.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state’s program concede that they simply don’t know because of lax reporting by producers and a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana.


Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite opposition

Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign from law enforcement and business, faith and political leaders.


Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program’s launch

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge’s ruling that prevented officials from issuing the …


Nick Etten: Rescue the returned: Medical cannabis could save veterans’ lives

As we take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, we also should remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who fought …


Researching medical marijuana for veterans faces more White House hurdles

As scientists try to research the medical benefits of marijuana, a simple problem has emerged: How do you research marijuana if no one can produce it under federal law?


Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway

Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they’ve recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don’t know enough about medicinal use.


Louisiana governor to Trump: Don’t prosecute medical pot

Louisiana’s governor Tuesday asked President Donald Trump to shield states’ medical marijuana programs from federal prosecutors, urging him to “ensure the safe distribution of this life-changing form of treatment.”


Medical marijuana seen at risk following move by Sessions

When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were unexpectedly placed at risk …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Washington promises battle with Sessions over legal pot

Washington officials promise fight with federal government on any new policy that leads to crackdown on state’s legalized marijuana operations.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Longtime medical marijuana activist JoAnna McKee dies

JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state, has died at age 74.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

U.S. didn’t have authority to try Kettle Falls Five for medical pot

Federal prosecutors say they didn’t have the authority to prosecute on medical marijuana charges after Congress cut federal money for those cases in 2014. Four people convicted in Kettle Falls …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Inslee, Ferguson to Sessions: You’re wrong about Washington’s pot system

State leaders try to set U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions straight on Washington pot system.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017

First medical marijuana dispensary opening in Hawaii

Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug.


Editorial: Pot-fearing AG should meet with state officials

Why is the attorney general ignoring his own task force, cherry-picking data, using outdated information and raising the specter of a federal shutdown? Possibly because he holds the outdated view …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis

Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating …