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A guest takes a puff of a cannabis vape pen during a marijuana event.

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

A guest takes a puff of a cannabis vape pen during a marijuana event.

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

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

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

Oregon hemp grower Ajit Singh pulls a hemp flower apart to show where mold has set in. Hemp crops across the Rogue Valley have been blighted by mold after unusually heavy rain in September.

Farmers struggle with hemp crop

Oregon hemp grower Ajit Singh pulls a hemp flower apart to show where mold has set in. Hemp crops across the Rogue Valley have been blighted by mold after unusually heavy rain in September.

November 18, 2019, 6:05am Business

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

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

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

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

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