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Sliding stocks harsh cannabis buzz

December 7, 2019, 6:00am Business

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, the marijuana bud’s faded bloom has shown few signs of returning this year. Read story

Officials list pot vape brands reported in U.S. outbreak

December 6, 2019, 1:07pm Latest News

NEW YORK — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Read story

WSU study links cannabis businesses to poorer neighborhoods, as local laws limit locations

December 5, 2019, 9:55am Northwest

Spokane — Washington’s licensed marijuana businesses are more likely to be found in poorer, less-educated neighborhoods across the state, according to a new study by researchers at Washington State University. Read story

Data: Seattle area is one of three in America where marijuana use tops nicotine

December 2, 2019, 10:14am Northwest

As more states legalize marijuana, the number of adult consumers has been on the rise. But there are only three major metro areas where cannabis is more popular than cigarettes and other products containing nicotine, according to new market-research data. Read story

Marion County rejects hemp drying facility application

December 2, 2019, 10:13am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Marion County has rejected an application for a $15.5 million hemp drying and oil-processing facility proposed for a 37-acre farm in Turner, Oregon. Read story

Chemical engineer makes his move in hot CBD industry

November 23, 2019, 6:05am Business

WOODLAND — For chemical engineer Nick Harambasic, hemp has a surprisingly complex structure. A veteran of the paper and pulp industry, he now spends his days in a research lab full of beakers, test tubes, extraction and distillation equipment that help him pull cannabidiol, or CBD, from dried cuttings of the plant. Read story

Farmers struggle with hemp crop

November 18, 2019, 6:05am Business

PHOENIX, Ore. — Ajit Singh strode across his 16-acre hemp field toward a broken-down harvester. He’d been hoping all day that the mechanic now crouched beside the machine could get it back up and running. Read story

Washington pot businesses report glass jars seized

October 30, 2019, 8:07pm Business

SPOKANE — Multiple marijuana businesses licensed by the state of Washington are reporting their shipments of glass jars and other packaging is being seized as drug paraphernalia by federal agents at the port of entry in Tacoma. Read story

Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits

October 24, 2019, 4:30pm Nation & World

HARTFORD, Conn. — Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical pot challenge decades-old campus drug policies. Read story

Study by WSU researchers shows no significant link between marijuana legalization and crime rates

October 8, 2019, 8:56am Latest News

SPOKANE — Crime rates did not substantially change in Washington and Colorado after the legalization of marijuana, matching trends in states with stricter pot laws, according to a study conducted by Washington State University researchers. Read story