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Marijuana packaged in glass jars is on display July 15 at a state-licensed recreational cannabis retail shop.

Washington pot businesses report glass jars seized

Marijuana packaged in glass jars is on display July 15 at a state-licensed recreational cannabis retail shop.

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

In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 photo, college student, Sheida Assar, poses for a photo in Chandler, Ariz. Assar said she was expelled from GateWay Community College in Phoenix last month for violating the school's drug policy after she tested positive for marijuana, which she uses to treat chronic pain from polycystic ovary syndrome. (AP Photo/Ross D.

Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits

In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 photo, college student, Sheida Assar, poses for a photo in Chandler, Ariz. Assar said she was expelled from GateWay Community College in Phoenix last month for violating the school's drug policy after she tested positive for marijuana, which she uses to treat chronic pain from polycystic ovary syndrome. (AP Photo/Ross D.

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

In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, photo, chemist David Dawson displays various samples of marijuana while being interviewed at CW Analytical Laboratories in Oakland, Calif.

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

In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, photo, chemist David Dawson displays various samples of marijuana while being interviewed at CW Analytical Laboratories in Oakland, Calif.

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

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Troopers raid 4 suspected illegal marijuana operations in Clark County

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September 19, 2019, 12:31pm Clark County News

Washington State Patrol troopers raided four suspected illegal marijuana grow operations in Clark County early Thursday morning. Read story

This May 2018, photo provided by Joseph Jenkins shows his son, Jay, in the emergency room of the Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, S.C. Jay Jenkins suffered acute respiratory failure and drifted into a coma, according to his medical records, after he says he vaped a product labeled as a smokable form of the cannabis extract CBD. Lab testing commissioned as part of an Associated Press investigation into CBD vapes showed the cartridge that Jenkins says he puffed contained a synthetic marijuana compound blamed for at least 11 deaths in Europe.

Makers of spiked CBD vapes exploit gaps in enforcement

This May 2018, photo provided by Joseph Jenkins shows his son, Jay, in the emergency room of the Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, S.C. Jay Jenkins suffered acute respiratory failure and drifted into a coma, according to his medical records, after he says he vaped a product labeled as a smokable form of the cannabis extract CBD. Lab testing commissioned as part of an Associated Press investigation into CBD vapes showed the cartridge that Jenkins says he puffed contained a synthetic marijuana compound blamed for at least 11 deaths in Europe.

September 16, 2019, 12:06pm Health

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. Read story

Main Street Marijuana has gradually expanded to occupy all three suites of its Uptown Village building, and has made a number of improvements to the interior and exterior of the building, including a mural on the north side. Now that the business owns the show-floor half of the building, the owners plan to add a sprinkler system.

Main Street Marijuana buys Vancouver storefront

Main Street Marijuana has gradually expanded to occupy all three suites of its Uptown Village building, and has made a number of improvements to the interior and exterior of the building, including a mural on the north side. Now that the business owns the show-floor half of the building, the owners plan to add a sprinkler system.

August 29, 2019, 4:35pm Business

After five years in operation, Main Street Marijuana has achieved a longtime goal: The Uptown Village cannabis shop is now the owner of its own building — or at least, two-thirds of it. Read story

A stylized rendering of the city’s skyline, including an oversized pot blunt, greets customers at a marijuana shop in Seattle in March. A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts warns states with legal cannabis markets to be careful with how they use tax money generated by marijuana.

Study: States should be careful with pot tax

A stylized rendering of the city’s skyline, including an oversized pot blunt, greets customers at a marijuana shop in Seattle in March. A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts warns states with legal cannabis markets to be careful with how they use tax money generated by marijuana.

August 20, 2019, 8:27pm Northwest

Washington and other states that have legalized recreational marijuana should be careful about how they spend the tax money it generates. Read story

Kelso-area pot grower violating county code

August 16, 2019, 5:12pm Business

LONGVIEW — The license for an Ostrander Road marijuana production and processing facility may be in jeopardy after the Cowlitz County commissioners sent a letter to the state objecting to its annual renewal. Read story

Cowlitz County: Kelso-area marijuana producer violating county code

August 15, 2019, 9:11am Business

LONGVIEW — The license for an Ostrander Road marijuana production and processing facility may be in jeopardy after the Cowlitz County commissioners sent a letter to the state objecting to its annual renewal. Read story

Hemp chef Derek Cross helps harvest hemp in 2013 during the first known harvest of the plant in more than 60 years, in Springfield, Colo. More farmers are ditching traditional crops such as soybeans in favor of hemp.

More farmers are turning to hemp

Hemp chef Derek Cross helps harvest hemp in 2013 during the first known harvest of the plant in more than 60 years, in Springfield, Colo. More farmers are ditching traditional crops such as soybeans in favor of hemp.

August 12, 2019, 5:02am Business

Some American farmers suffering under the weight of the U.S.-China trade war are trying to mitigate losses by turning to the latest craze in cash crops: hemp. Read story