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Customers stand in line outside Main Street Marijuana in downtown Vancouver on Monday afternoon. Employees placed strips of red duct tape on the ground inside and outside the store to help guide visitors to maintain the recommended 6-foot distances between them to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Clark County cannabis sales jump amid virus uncertainty

Customers stand in line outside Main Street Marijuana in downtown Vancouver on Monday afternoon. Employees placed strips of red duct tape on the ground inside and outside the store to help guide visitors to maintain the recommended 6-foot distances between them to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

March 18, 2020, 6:05am Business

“We are not banned, and we are indeed open to serve you!” Read story

Bill would aid minorities’ chances for pot licenses

March 10, 2020, 6:52pm Business

OLYMPIA — Minorities could have a better shot at getting a state-issued license for a marijuana store as a way to make up for the effects of the nation’s War on Drugs campaign. Read story

Older Americans’ cannabis use climbs

March 10, 2020, 6:03am Health

Cannabis use is on the rise among older adults as more states move toward legalization for medical or recreational use, according to new analysis published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read story

Alex Merrell, a manager at Sticky's Pot Shop in Vancouver, organizes merchandise Aug. 1. The store has been closed.

Sticky’s ready to return to Clark County

Alex Merrell, a manager at Sticky's Pot Shop in Vancouver, organizes merchandise Aug. 1. The store has been closed.

February 10, 2020, 6:02am Business

The Clark County Council voted last summer to lift a ban on marijuana retail shops in unincorporated parts of the county. The ban was officially lifted Jan. 1, and in the months leading up to that date, three retailers began taking steps toward opening shops outside of Vancouver. Read story

A pedestrian walks past Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. Co-owner Adam Hamide said his biggest concerns during the current legislative session are bills about THC content and industry labor standards.

Clark County pot industry wary of ‘seismic changes’

A pedestrian walks past Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. Co-owner Adam Hamide said his biggest concerns during the current legislative session are bills about THC content and industry labor standards.

February 9, 2020, 6:00am Business

The 2020 legislative session agenda includes more than two dozen cannabis-related bills, and several of them have local connections — both in terms of their sponsors and which ones are drawing the most attention from Clark County’s cannabis industry. Read story

Cura Cannabis will pay record penalty for ‘dishonest conduct,’ misrepresenting marijuana vapes

February 2, 2020, 12:45pm Business

Oregon’s biggest marijuana company will pay a record $110,000 penalty to settle state allegations that it engaged mislabeled its Select brand of vaping products, incorrectly claiming more than 186,000 vapes were 100% marijuana. The settlement includes a “dishonest conduct” sanction. Read story

Morning traffic crawls along Interstate 205 South near the exit for Mill Plain Boulevard.

Share of fatal crashes involving THC more than double since 2012, study finds

Morning traffic crawls along Interstate 205 South near the exit for Mill Plain Boulevard.

January 31, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The percentage of drivers involved in fatal traffic crashes who had the active ingredient in marijuana in their blood has more than doubled since recreational marijuana became legal in Washington, according to newly released estimates. Read story

Vancouver police officers responded around 6:20 a.m. Saturday to Main Street Marijuana at 2314 Main Street for the report of a commercial burglary that just happened. Two large windows on the side of Main Street Marijuana facing West 24th Street were boarded up Monday morning.

Two Vancouver pot shops burglarized

Vancouver police officers responded around 6:20 a.m. Saturday to Main Street Marijuana at 2314 Main Street for the report of a commercial burglary that just happened. Two large windows on the side of Main Street Marijuana facing West 24th Street were boarded up Monday morning.

January 20, 2020, 12:20pm Clark County News

Two Vancouver marijuana shops were burglarized Saturday morning, and police suspect the same two people in both break-ins. Read story

A budtender shows a top cannabis strain at the Serra dispensary Feb. 7, 2019, in Portland.

Oregon pot deals with growing pains

A budtender shows a top cannabis strain at the Serra dispensary Feb. 7, 2019, in Portland.

January 6, 2020, 6:05am Business

Medford, Ore. — The teen years of this century will be remembered as a turbulent time for the cannabis industry as it made great strides toward legalization while taking a few stumbles trying to shake off its bootleg past. Read story

Charlie Gregory, budtender and cashier, helps Briana Reed of Vancouver finish her purchase at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver on Dec. 12.

Holidays abuzz at pot shops in Vancouver

Charlie Gregory, budtender and cashier, helps Briana Reed of Vancouver finish her purchase at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver on Dec. 12.

January 5, 2020, 6:03am Business

The holiday season and the lead-up to Christmas make up the biggest time of year for sales and customer traffic for a lot of retailers, including those in Clark County. But what about one of the state’s newest industries — marijuana? What do the holidays look like for Clark County cannabis retailers? Read story