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UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Detectives suspect Spokane man shipped 16 packages of marijuana to buyers nationwide

Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over the 20-year-old man in May and allegedly found plastic food-saver rolls, a heat sealer, scissors, moving tape, shipping receipts, $5,854 in cash, 110.3 grams …

Spokane man says he was stabbed while confronting neighbor over stolen marijuana

The victim of Thursday night’s stabbing in north Spokane said he was confronting his neighbor over stolen marijuana when he was attacked, according to court records.

UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Spokane marijuana business owner illegally sold wax and traded hundreds of pounds of weed for new car, police say

The owner of a local marijuana growing operation is facing criminal charges for allegedly selling large quantities of “weed wax” illegally.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018

Wildfire closes key California highway through the weekend

A stretch of a major highway near the California-Oregon border will remain closed through the weekend as crews try to tame a roaring wildfire burning on both sides of the …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first U.S. pot IPO

A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares …

UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin …

Desperate to hire, more businesses open door to pot smokers

A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies for the first time in decades. A small but increasing …

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Former U.S. House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and …

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

Marijuana dispute pits county against state of Oregon

Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal …

UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018

Pullman’s We’re Just Buds to close after Spokane owner’s death

While marijuana stores seem to be blooming like crazy in and around Pullman, one will be closing its doors Saturday.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018

Seattle clears pot convictions, following San Francisco lead

More than five years after Washington state legalized marijuana, Seattle officials said Thursday they’re moving to automatically clear past misdemeanor convictions for pot possession – a step similarly announced by …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017

California pot shops roll out hoopla as sales set to start

Marijuana legalization arrives Monday in California with lots of hoopla, but only a handful of cities will initially have retail outlets ready to sell recreational pot.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017

Smoked pot and want to enlist? Army issuing more waivers

Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem.

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines

A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week … Except that’s …

Headaches, confusion as pot industry contends with lag in tracking software

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is working with a new software vendor to oversee a massive database that tracks every pot plant and product in the state. But the new …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

Colorado to Sessions: Pot industry working and can be better

Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working – and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Nevada judge clears way for expanded marijuana distribution

A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Sessions raises concerns over Washington’s pot legalization

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he’s disappointed with a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the state’s efforts to regulate marijuana.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

Potheads don’t stress easily, say WSU researchers

Washington State University researchers have found evidence supporting an already popular theory: that regular cannabis users stay more relaxed in stressful situations.

Possible hitch in Maryland pot licenses

Several of the independent experts hired to review applications to open medical marijuana businesses in Maryland had ties to companies whose materials they reviewed, according to records obtained by the …

UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

Pot Puzzle: In Washington state, it’s a checkerboard of marijuana rules and regulations

Five years after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana, uncertainty continues in cities and counties across the state over how to regulate pot businesses – or whether to allow them at …

UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017

Tourists, locals buy Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana

Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot …

Long lines greet Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana buys

More than 100 people were in line at one Las Vegas-area dispensary Saturday morning as Nevada became the latest state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes.

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

Group accused of shipping Colorado pot to other states

A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former …

Legalized marijuana is making it harder for police to search your car

After the states legalized pot, traffic searches declined sharply across the board.

Washington state tribes fear White House will be a buzzkill for their marijuana business

Four state tribes have signed compacts with the

Colorado lawmakers approve pot for PTSD, with new limits

Post-traumatic stress sufferers may soon qualify for medical pot in Colorado.

UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

Lawmakers don’t want pot billboards to be appealing to kids

Washington state lawmakers have passed a variety of tweaks to state marijuana laws, including new rules for what can appear on pot billboards.

Marijuana has truly gone mainstream, survey finds

Yahoo News and Marist University survey illustrates how pot has become a part of everyday life for millions of Americans.

‘420’ becomes part of the dictionary as Spokane embraces counterculture, pot holiday

The definitive record on the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, added the numerals “420” to their catalog in March. The slang phrase means something a little different to everyone, …