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Essential growth: Producers thrive in a changed world

“We can barely keep up with the demand,” said Katrina McKinley, COO for Grow Op Farms, in May.


The kids on site are all right

Since March, cannabis cultivators and processors have been allowed to bring their children onto the premises, on a temporary basis, with a set of restrictions in place.


Still open: WSLCB keeps industry in compliance during pandemic

“We emphasized with our licensees the expectation of following the governor’s order of social distancing,” said Brian Smith, Communications Director for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.


Minor differences: Rules for underage medical marijuana patients

Although controversial, medical marijuana has been shown to benefit some kids with cancer, autism, epilepsy, or other life-threatening illnesses.


Cannabis in a time of COVID-19

Open throughout April as essential businesses, cannabis retailers are taking extra precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect customers and staff.


Ow, my head: Can cannabis cure a headache?

In the early 20th century, a number of physicians supported the use of cannabis as a remedy for “headache disorders.”


State policies vary on accepting medical cards

Since crossing state lines with cannabis is federally prohibited, what can a visiting medical marijuana card holder to do?


Utah’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Utah’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open Monday as the state begins a slow rollout of a program that will allow residents with certain health conditions to use …


Q&A: What is it like to be high?

Many factors can impact the experience of being high, including product, place and people.


What’s the point of a website age gate?

Age verification systems demonstrate that a company takes steps to prevent minors from accessing their products.


Cannabis apps are at your fingertips

You use apps for just about everything. Do you use them for cannabis?


New grant looking at possible CBD health benefits

In July, the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, received its first cannabis grant to investigate the impact of long-term cannabis exposure on metabolic diseases.


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 …