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A stylized rendering of the city’s skyline, including an oversized pot blunt, greets customers at a marijuana shop in Seattle in March. A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts warns states with legal cannabis markets to be careful with how they use tax money generated by marijuana.

Study: States should be careful with pot tax

A stylized rendering of the city’s skyline, including an oversized pot blunt, greets customers at a marijuana shop in Seattle in March. A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts warns states with legal cannabis markets to be careful with how they use tax money generated by marijuana.

August 20, 2019, 8:27pm Northwest

Washington and other states that have legalized recreational marijuana should be careful about how they spend the tax money it generates. Read story

Kelso-area pot grower violating county code

August 16, 2019, 5:12pm Business

The license for an Ostrander Road marijuana production and processing facility may be in jeopardy after the Cowlitz County commissioners sent a letter to the state objecting to its annual renewal. Read story

Cowlitz County: Kelso-area marijuana producer violating county code

August 15, 2019, 9:11am Business

The license for an Ostrander Road marijuana production and processing facility may be in jeopardy after the Cowlitz County commissioners sent a letter to the state objecting to its annual renewal. Read story

Hemp chef Derek Cross helps harvest hemp in 2013 during the first known harvest of the plant in more than 60 years, in Springfield, Colo. More farmers are ditching traditional crops such as soybeans in favor of hemp.

More farmers are turning to hemp

Hemp chef Derek Cross helps harvest hemp in 2013 during the first known harvest of the plant in more than 60 years, in Springfield, Colo. More farmers are ditching traditional crops such as soybeans in favor of hemp.

August 12, 2019, 5:02am Business

Some American farmers suffering under the weight of the U.S.-China trade war are trying to mitigate losses by turning to the latest craze in cash crops: hemp. Read story

WSU College of Medicine eyes more instruction on medical cannabis

July 30, 2019, 10:30am Northwest

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

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

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… Read story