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State gives first recreational marijuana license to Spokane man

OLYMPIA – Sean Green’s big plans for a nationwide manufacturing and sales empire got a boost Wednesday when the Spokane native received Washington’s first license to grow legal marijuana. Green, …


Spokane County considers pot processing zone change

Licensed marijuana growers in Spokane County’s agricultural areas could be allowed to dry, bag and label their crops under a zoning change being considered by county commissioners. The Washington state …


Liquor board changes rules for marijuana grow license

OLYMPIA – Faced with far more people wanting to grow legal marijuana than state rules would allow, the Washington Liquor Control Board upped more than fivefold the amount of land …


Lawmakers consider options to community bans on pot sales

OLYMPIA – Washington legislators are trying to decide whether to offer a carrot or use a stick against local governments that don’t want to let recreational marijuana businesses set up …


Pot bills concern access and safety

OLYMPIA – Efforts to bring the state’s two laws on marijuana together is generating several proposals in the Legislature and rifts among the medical marijuana community. Some patients on Tuesday …


Marijuana businesses can be banned by cities, counties, official says

OLYMPIA – Cities and counties can say no to recreational marijuana businesses even though Washington voters have said yes, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday. In a formal response to …


Pot grower applications exceed supply of licenses

OLYMPIA – Washington is seeing a “green rush” of sorts in marijuana, with far more people wanting to grow and sell the drug legally than the state will allow. State …


West Plains warehouse could host East Side’s first legal marijuana crops

With more than 1,100 applications to grow legal marijuana in Washington, the state has no shortage of would-be entrepreneurs eager to jump into the new industry created by voters last …


Medical marijuana system overhaul draws criticism

OLYMPIA – A proposal by state agencies to overhaul Washington’s medical marijuana system, restricting access and toughening requirements for patients, faced immediate criticism by some advocates for the drug. Staff …


Marijuana rules get OK from liquor board

OLYMPIA – Potential growers, processors and vendors of marijuana will be able to apply for state licenses in one month. On Wednesday, the agency in charge of setting up Washington’s …


Panel approves rules for Washington pot industry

OLYMPIA — The agency in charge of setting up the state’s recreational marijuana system this morning approved the rules businesses will have to follow to get the industry off the …


Legal Washington pot could be available by June

OLYMPIA — Adults might be able to buy marijuana that’s legally grown in Washington by next June under rules given tentative approval today.


Spokane Valley council adjusting budget

The city of Spokane Valley is getting ready to make several changes to its 2013 budget, partly to pay for extra projects and expenses the council has approved in the …


Spokane pot businesses on hold

The number of businesses in Spokane specializing in medical marijuana will be frozen at about a dozen for at least the next six months. Fearing the proliferation of businesses that …


Bill plants the seed for hemp farming

OLYMPIA – The cannabis plant could provide Washington state with two new agricultural crops: one for smoking and one making rope and fabric. Different strains of the plant would be …


Spokane County cities wary of pot clubs

SPOKANE — Two Spokane County cities, Cheney and Medical Lake, have passed six-month moratoriums on growing, processing and selling recreational marijuana.