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Portland’s Cura Cannabis sells for near $1B in stock

May 1, 2019, 4:52pm Business

PORTLAND — Portland-based Cura Cannabis sold Wednesday for $949 million in an all-stock transaction, one of the biggest deals ever for a company operating in the legalized marijuana business. Read story

Corporations embracing 420 as legalization grows

April 20, 2019, 6:05am Business

LOS ANGELES — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. Read story

High End Market Place in Vancouver goes green

April 20, 2019, 6:00am Business

High End Market Place, a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary in Vancouver’s Uptown neighborhood, has become the first marijuana establishment in the county to be certified under Clark County’s Green Business program. Read story

Nevada may be forced to reveal marijuana-license criteria

April 14, 2019, 2:46pm Nation & World

LAS VEGAS — Nevada faces complaints about secrecy in awarding licenses to sell marijuana in the state’s booming legal marketplace, boiling over into lawsuits and legislation that appear poised to pry open the process. Read story

Medical marijuana in schools, cannabis testing bills advance

April 13, 2019, 2:25pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — A proposal to allow parents to administer limited forms of marijuana to their children on school property has passed the state Senate, along with a proposal for new marijuana testing rules. Read story

Oregon lawmakers move to prepare for interstate pot commerce

April 5, 2019, 7:29pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — It may seem like a pipe dream now, but Oregon lawmakers are anticipating the federal government legalizing, or at least tolerating, the interstate transfer of marijuana. Read story

Local governments sue over California marijuana delivery

April 5, 2019, 7:27pm Nation & World

LOS ANGELES — California has entered a potentially landmark legal fight against some of its own cities over one of the most basic questions in the nation’s largest legal marijuana market: Where can you buy it? Read story

Clark County Council delves into marijuana

April 3, 2019, 8:36pm Clark County News

Marijuana is a gateway drug that’s associated with violent crime. But kids in Washington aren’t using the drug at higher rates since it was legalized and it has no conclusive link to mental illness. Read story

Pioneering legal pot states aim to ease rules on industry

April 2, 2019, 1:45pm Northwest

SEATTLE — When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Read story

U.S. regulators plan hearing on growing use of CBD in products

April 2, 2019, 9:32am Nation & World

NEW YORK — U.S. regulators are planning a public hearing to collect more information on CBD in cosmetics, foods and other products as the cannabis compound spreads in popularity. Read story