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Washington pot shop robberies, deaths fuel calls for U.S. banking bill

April 20, 2022, 2:25pm Business

A surge in robberies at licensed cannabis shops — including a pistol-whipping, gunshots and killings in Washington state last month — is helping fuel a renewed push for federal banking… Read story

New Mexico launches cannabis sales within Texans’ reach

April 1, 2022, 5:36pm Business

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico brought recreational marijuana sales to the doorstep of Texas, the largest prohibition state, as the movement toward broad legalization sweeps up even more… Read story

Jessica Owl, weighs True North Collective recreational marijuana, during packaging in Jackson, Mich., Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Over the past few years, Jonny Griffis has invested millions of dollars in his legal marijuana farm in northern Michigan, which produces extracts to be used in things like gummy bears and vape oils. But now that farm -- like many other licensed grows in states that have legalized marijuana -- faces an existential threat: high-inducing cannabis compounds derived not from the heavily regulated and taxed legal marijuana industry, but from a chemical process involving little-regulated, cheaply grown hemp.

High from hemp: States wrestle with chemically made THC

Jessica Owl, weighs True North Collective recreational marijuana, during packaging in Jackson, Mich., Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Over the past few years, Jonny Griffis has invested millions of dollars in his legal marijuana farm in northern Michigan, which produces extracts to be used in things like gummy bears and vape oils. But now that farm -- like many other licensed grows in states that have legalized marijuana -- faces an existential threat: high-inducing cannabis compounds derived not from the heavily regulated and taxed legal marijuana industry, but from a chemical process involving little-regulated, cheaply grown hemp.

March 28, 2022, 6:02am Business

Over the past few years, Jonny Griffis has invested millions of dollars in his legal marijuana farm in northern Michigan, which produces extracts to be used in things like gummy bears and vape oils. Read story

Ryan Evans, director of operations, outside of Euphorium cannabis store in Covington, Washington, Friday, March 18, 2022.

As armed robbers hit Washington marijuana shops, owners say there’s a simple solution

Ryan Evans, director of operations, outside of Euphorium cannabis store in Covington, Washington, Friday, March 18, 2022.

March 28, 2022, 6:00am Business

When the Snohomish County, Washington dispensary Dexter Warren worked at was robbed last year, four men simply walked in. When one of those men hit him in the face with a pistol and demanded he open the safe, the cash-based business had thousands of dollars on hand, he said. Read story

Marijuana is weighed for sale.

Robbery spike at Washington pot shops has owners on ‘high alert.’ Reliance on cash the problem

Marijuana is weighed for sale.

January 31, 2022, 7:48am Business

The details are strikingly similar. Armed robbers enter a pot store, often near closing time, and hold employees and customers at gunpoint while cash and product are stolen. Then they take off. Read story

A hemp field. Thousands of conventional farmers, marijuana growers and rookie entrepreneurs likewise rushed to plant hemp, eager to cash in on a newly legal crop. But rather than making a fortune, many lost one as their crops failed and the skyrocketing hemp supply depressed prices.

‘Battle royale’: Cannabis bills pit regulatory agency against some Washington businesses

A hemp field. Thousands of conventional farmers, marijuana growers and rookie entrepreneurs likewise rushed to plant hemp, eager to cash in on a newly legal crop. But rather than making a fortune, many lost one as their crops failed and the skyrocketing hemp supply depressed prices.

January 12, 2022, 9:55am Business

An effort by state regulators to rein in sale of intoxicating cannabis that can be produced with materials outside their authority has some major business interests crying foul. Read story

Law enforcement officers with the Bureau of Indian Affairs inspect a cannabis garden Sept. 29 at Picuris Pueblo, N.M. A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico at Picuris Pueblo is sowing uncertainty and some resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American reservations.

Pot bust on tribal land highlights legal divide

Law enforcement officers with the Bureau of Indian Affairs inspect a cannabis garden Sept. 29 at Picuris Pueblo, N.M. A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico at Picuris Pueblo is sowing uncertainty and some resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American reservations.

November 21, 2021, 6:04am Nation & World

A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing uncertainty and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American reservations, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot sales. Read story

Bryan Houghton works on training marijuana plants at Cedar Creek Cannabis in Vancouver. The company’s sales have exceeded $4 million since legalization in 2014.

Cannabis is Washington’s 4th most valuable crop, industry report says

Bryan Houghton works on training marijuana plants at Cedar Creek Cannabis in Vancouver. The company’s sales have exceeded $4 million since legalization in 2014.

November 4, 2021, 7:36am Business

Apples may be Washington’s biggest cash crop, but legal cannabis is gaining ground. Read story

Marijuana is weighed for sale.

Washington easing rules for marijuana industry

Marijuana is weighed for sale.

September 27, 2021, 6:03am Business

After blocking dozens of people with criminal records from entering the legal marijuana industry, Washington officials managing the 9-year-old industry are preparing to chill out a bit. Read story

A sign inside Main Street Marijuana directs customers where to pick up their online orders on Aug. 24. Cannabis retailers had to suspend curbside and walk-up service last month, but the state Liquor and Cannabis Board announced Thursday that it would reinstate the allowances for another two months.

Clark County cannabis retailers welcome return of curbside service

A sign inside Main Street Marijuana directs customers where to pick up their online orders on Aug. 24. Cannabis retailers had to suspend curbside and walk-up service last month, but the state Liquor and Cannabis Board announced Thursday that it would reinstate the allowances for another two months.

September 4, 2021, 6:03am Business

Cannabis retailers cheered this week after the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board announced that it would reactivate an allowance for curbside service and other pandemic-era rule changes that had previously expired. Read story