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Washington lawmakers make another run at legalizing home-grown marijuana

January 30, 2024, 7:23pm Northwest

A dozen years after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana sales, state lawmakers want to make it possible to grow cannabis plants at home without breaking the law. Read story

Democrats urge feds to update banking ‘red flags’ on legal marijuana businesses

November 17, 2023, 12:06pm Business

The federal government unfairly penalizes state-legal marijuana businesses whose owners have been convicted of marijuana-related crimes, restricting them from loans and other banking tools, a group of U.S. Senate and… Read story

Landscape fabric covers the ground at a legal cannabis farm near Brewster, in north-central Washington state, on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, in this photo provided by Terry Lee Taylor. Taylor, who operates the Okanogan Gold and Kibble Junction marijuana companies, recently installed the fabric in hopes of keeping dirt and dust contaminated with remnants of the long-banned pesticide DDT off his plants.

‘It’s not about advocacy, it’s about education’: Gonzaga offers marijuana education courses

Landscape fabric covers the ground at a legal cannabis farm near Brewster, in north-central Washington state, on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, in this photo provided by Terry Lee Taylor. Taylor, who operates the Okanogan Gold and Kibble Junction marijuana companies, recently installed the fabric in hopes of keeping dirt and dust contaminated with remnants of the long-banned pesticide DDT off his plants.

July 30, 2023, 6:00am Business

Spokane’s cannabis industry is getting a new level of accreditation this year. Read story

Joy Panyanouvong of Doc & Yeti Urban Farms, a licensed cannabis producer, trims marijuana plants in Tumwater, Wash., on March 15, 2023. Along the West Coast, which has dominated U.S. marijuana production from long before legalization, producers are struggling with what many call the failed economics of legal pot...a challenge inherent in regulating a product that remains illegal under federal law.

New law blocks Washington employers from testing for pot when hiring

Joy Panyanouvong of Doc & Yeti Urban Farms, a licensed cannabis producer, trims marijuana plants in Tumwater, Wash., on March 15, 2023. Along the West Coast, which has dominated U.S. marijuana production from long before legalization, producers are struggling with what many call the failed economics of legal pot...a challenge inherent in regulating a product that remains illegal under federal law.

May 15, 2023, 2:31pm Business

Many employers will be prohibited from discriminating against job applicants for using cannabis legally outside of the workplace, under a law Gov. Jay Inslee signed Tuesday. Read story

Co-founder Tanner Mariani looks over bags of marijuana buds that fill the showroom of the Portland Cannabis Market in Portland, Ore., on March 31, 2023. Oregon, which has huge stockpiles of marijuana, should prepare for the U.S. government eventually legalizing the drug and position the state as a national leader in the industry, state auditors said Friday, April 28, 2023.

Audit: Marijuana-rich Oregon must prep for US legalization

Co-founder Tanner Mariani looks over bags of marijuana buds that fill the showroom of the Portland Cannabis Market in Portland, Ore., on March 31, 2023. Oregon, which has huge stockpiles of marijuana, should prepare for the U.S. government eventually legalizing the drug and position the state as a national leader in the industry, state auditors said Friday, April 28, 2023.

April 28, 2023, 12:08pm Business

Oregon should prepare for the U.S. government eventually legalizing marijuana and position the state, with its huge stockpiles of the drug, as a national leader in the industry, state auditors said Friday. Read story

Workers assemble products and packaging in the manufacturing department at Hawthorne Gardening Co. in 2021. The company, which announced two layoffs at its Vancouver operation last year, recently reported a 31 percent loss in net sales.

Vancouver’s Hawthorne Gardening Co.: Net sales down 31%

Workers assemble products and packaging in the manufacturing department at Hawthorne Gardening Co. in 2021. The company, which announced two layoffs at its Vancouver operation last year, recently reported a 31 percent loss in net sales.

April 20, 2023, 6:03am Business

Amidst a struggling cannabis industry, Vancouver’s hydroponics and indoor gardening supplier Hawthorne Gardening Co. has reported a 31 percent loss in net sales. Read story

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has halted operations at several outdoor pot farms and processing facilities on a stretch of former fruit orchards in north-central Washington after testing found high levels of chemicals related to a dangerous pesticide used decades ago.

Washington shutters pot businesses due to old pesticide

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has halted operations at several outdoor pot farms and processing facilities on a stretch of former fruit orchards in north-central Washington after testing found high levels of chemicals related to a dangerous pesticide used decades ago.

April 7, 2023, 5:43pm Business

Cannabis regulators have halted operations at several outdoor pot farms and processing facilities on a stretch of former fruit orchards in north-central Washington after testing found high levels of chemicals related to a dangerous pesticide used decades ago. Read story

Budtender Tabbie Tirey, left, chats with Brandon Nickell, head of security, while working at Orchards Cannabis Market.

Cannabis sales in Clark County dip slightly in 2022

Budtender Tabbie Tirey, left, chats with Brandon Nickell, head of security, while working at Orchards Cannabis Market.

April 4, 2023, 6:01am Business

Since legal marijuana first arrived on the scene in Clark County in 2014, sales have steadily risen, making it a prominent local industry. But not all news is great news for those in working in it. Read story

A cannabis plant greets job seekers as they sign in at CannaSearch, Colorado's first cannabis job fair, on March 13, 2014 in Denver.

States with legal pot consider how to protect cannabis workers

A cannabis plant greets job seekers as they sign in at CannaSearch, Colorado's first cannabis job fair, on March 13, 2014 in Denver.

April 3, 2023, 6:02am Business

Most cannabis dispensaries are cash-only businesses, constantly at risk of being robbed. Indoor growing facilities use harsh lighting, and plants get sprayed with pesticides. Read story

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4 accused of robbing Vancouver cannabis store, leading police on chase

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March 13, 2023, 6:09pm Business

Four people are accused of robbing a cannabis store at gunpoint Sunday night near Walnut Grove and leading police on a chase on Interstate 205. Read story