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Survey: 1 in 4 in Washington get high at work

April 1, 2019, 6:00am Business

It’s probably not a good idea — and it can’t be great for productivity — but that’s not stopping a lot of Washingtonians from doing it. Read story

Federal legalization of hemp creating a quandary for police

March 29, 2019, 8:44pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBD, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid. Read story

Marijuana regulation sparks debate

March 26, 2019, 6:03am Business

When Washington voters passed a ballot initiative in 2012 legalizing recreational cannabis, they did so with the understanding it would be tightly regulated. But Ty Camp, who runs a Sifton-based cannabis farm, wonders if the scrutiny he’s facing from regulators is what the voters had in mind. Read story

Sticky’s pot shop owner to pay county $112,500

March 15, 2019, 5:53pm Business

Emerald Enterprises, the owner of now-closed Sticky’s Pot Shop, has reached an agreement to pay fines stemming from defying Clark County’s ban on recreational marijuana retailing in unincorporated parts of the county. Read story

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

March 4, 2019, 4:30pm Nation & World

Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana. Read story

Hawaii is very liberal, but in no rush to legalize marijuana

March 1, 2019, 2:45pm Nation & World

HONOLULU — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the U.S. Read story

Michael ‘Topher’ Clark, ex-pot smuggler who inspired movie ‘Kid Cannabis,’ killed in Hayden shooting

February 26, 2019, 8:49am Northwest

SPOKANE — Michael “Topher” Clark – who gained notoriety in the early 2000s for his role in a Canadian marijuana smuggling ring that inspired the film “Kid Cannabis” – has been identified as the victim of Sunday’s fatal shooting in Hayden. Read story

State restrictions on cannabis packaging worry producers

February 15, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

State policy restricting information worries cannabis firms, prompts legislative action Read story

Measure before Legislature could wipe out pot convictions for 200,000 people

February 14, 2019, 8:00pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — Washington could wipe out as many as 200,000 convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession for adults who don’t have anything else on their criminal records. Read story

In new book, WSU Vancouver professor sees benefits of legalized marijuana

February 11, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

In the months after Washington voters approved legalized marijuana in 2012, Clayton Mosher, a sociology professor at Washington State University Vancouver, noticed what he believed to be unnecessary safety concerns. Read story