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WSU College of Medicine eyes more instruction on medical cannabis

July 30, 2019, 10:30am Northwest

SPOKANE — This fall, students at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will for the first time receive instruction on medicinal marijuana as part of their core classwork. Read story

New York cuts penalties for marijuana possession

July 29, 2019, 9:23am Nation & World

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s governor signed a bill Monday that softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and allows for the expungement of some past convictions. Read story

FILE - In this April 4, 2019 photo a cannabis worker displays fresh cannabis flower buds that have been trimmed for market in Gardena, Calif. A marijuana decriminalization bill introduced in Congress on Tuesday, July 23, would tax pot at the federal level, eliminate criminal penalties and allow people with federal pot convictions to seek expungement.

Bills call for pot to be legal nationally

FILE - In this April 4, 2019 photo a cannabis worker displays fresh cannabis flower buds that have been trimmed for market in Gardena, Calif. A marijuana decriminalization bill introduced in Congress on Tuesday, July 23, would tax pot at the federal level, eliminate criminal penalties and allow people with federal pot convictions to seek expungement.

July 23, 2019, 10:32pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Bills that would legalize and tax marijuana at the national level, and provide opportunities for people convicted of federal pot crimes to clear their records, were introduced Tuesday in Congress. Read story

An OK Cannabis sign is displayed with marijuana products at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. The industry-led program randomly pulls products from store shelves to test for pesticides and other contaminants.

Main Street Marijuana joins voluntary industry testing program

An OK Cannabis sign is displayed with marijuana products at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. The industry-led program randomly pulls products from store shelves to test for pesticides and other contaminants.

July 19, 2019, 6:04am Business

Recent customers at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver’s Uptown Village neighborhood have likely noticed a new set of signs prominently displayed in some of the store’s display cases. They’re hard to miss: a giant red OK logo on a black background. Read story

The Clark County council votes 3-2 to lift the ban of recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Clark County during its meeting in Vancouver on Tuesday. The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2010.

Clark County Council votes to lift marijuana ban

The Clark County council votes 3-2 to lift the ban of recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Clark County during its meeting in Vancouver on Tuesday. The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2010.

July 2, 2019, 9:34pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council voted 3-2 to lift its ban on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas of the county at its Tuesday evening meeting. Recreational sales can begin in unincorporated areas of Clark County as early as Jan. 1, 2020. Read story

A vendor with Talking Trees Farms a Northern Humboldt County sustainable cannabis farm offers a taste of their latest crop of crafted marijuana flower to an attendee of WeedCon West 2019 in Los Angeles on June 20. Experts recently dubbed cannabis the fastest-growing industry in the U.S.

How to join boom in cannabis business

A vendor with Talking Trees Farms a Northern Humboldt County sustainable cannabis farm offers a taste of their latest crop of crafted marijuana flower to an attendee of WeedCon West 2019 in Los Angeles on June 20. Experts recently dubbed cannabis the fastest-growing industry in the U.S.

July 1, 2019, 6:05am Business

Marijuana is having a moment. Experts recently dubbed cannabis the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. Legal weed generated $10.4 billion in the United States in 2018, and the number of “plant-touching” jobs is expected to pass 500,000 by 2022, according to New Frontier Data, a cannabis market research and data analysis firm. Read story

Clark County's small cities must decide soon if they will allow the production and sale of marijuana within their boundaries.

Clark County continues to eye pot-law changes

Clark County's small cities must decide soon if they will allow the production and sale of marijuana within their boundaries.

June 27, 2019, 5:59am Clark County News

Sticky’s Pot Shop, which unsuccessfully defied the county’s ban on recreational cannabis, will reopen in its Hazel Dell location should the Clark County Council vote to reverse the prohibition. Read story

In states with legal cannabis, teen use triggers concerns

June 22, 2019, 10:18pm Northwest

DENVER — The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers’ growing use of highly potent pot, even as both boost the industry and reap huge tax windfalls from its sales. Read story

Communities put faith in pot

June 22, 2019, 6:02am Churches & Religion

PHILADELPHIA — On June 2, at a Philadelphia synagogue, Karen Michaels attended a conference about cannabis and various religions’ views on it. She knows she was there because she has the notes she wrote. But she can’t recall a minute of it. Read story

This undated artist rendering provided by the Bureau of Cannabis Control shows a proposed billboard urging consumers to purchase cannabis from only licensed retailers. Aiming to slow illegal pot sales that are undercutting the licensed market, California is kicking off a public information campaign, Get #weedwise, encouraging consumers to verify that the product they are about to buy is tested and legal.

California launches anti-illegal pot campaign

This undated artist rendering provided by the Bureau of Cannabis Control shows a proposed billboard urging consumers to purchase cannabis from only licensed retailers. Aiming to slow illegal pot sales that are undercutting the licensed market, California is kicking off a public information campaign, Get #weedwise, encouraging consumers to verify that the product they are about to buy is tested and legal.

June 21, 2019, 12:26pm Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — Marijuana shoppers are going to be getting a message from California regulators: Go legal. Read story