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Sticky's marijuana shop is reopening after a series of court battles with the county (The Columbian files)

Sticky’s Pot Shop re-emerges in Hazel Dell

Sticky's marijuana shop is reopening after a series of court battles with the county (The Columbian files)

April 22, 2020, 6:00am Business

Sticky’s Pot Shop has returned to Hazel Dell, a year and a half after the shop was forced to shut its doors to comply with a ban on marijuana shops in unincorporated parts of Clark County. Read story

FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, nugs of marijuana await packaging near Shelton, Wash. A new federally funded study found, not surprisingly, that marijuana use in Washington state is up since pot became legal in 2014. The hard, or not-so-hard, evidence was in sewage samples. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Marijuana deemed ‘essential’ in Washington, gets looser rules amid the coronavirus outbreak

FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, nugs of marijuana await packaging near Shelton, Wash. A new federally funded study found, not surprisingly, that marijuana use in Washington state is up since pot became legal in 2014. The hard, or not-so-hard, evidence was in sewage samples. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 30, 2020, 9:38am Business

With manufacturing and tourism jobs in peril on the Olympic peninsula, longtime cannabis company owner Bethany Rondeaux recently increased hours for three of her part-time employees. Read story

New Vansterdam and other cannabis shops are still operating but have implemented increasingly drastic social distancing measures. New Vansterdam moved all of its ordering kiosks outside the building to maintain separation distances.

Clark County cannabis stores jump on rules allowing sales with curbside pickup

New Vansterdam and other cannabis shops are still operating but have implemented increasingly drastic social distancing measures. New Vansterdam moved all of its ordering kiosks outside the building to maintain separation distances.

March 26, 2020, 12:55pm Business

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has prompted a temporary addition to Washington’s retail cannabis industry: drive-up service. Several Vancouver-area cannabis stores have immediately jumped on board, advertising online ordering with curbside pickup options. Read story

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

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