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Going green: States would get free hand under pot bill

February 8, 2019, 5:00pm Northwest

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden proposed legislation Friday that would give states a free hand to allow legal cannabis markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention, the latest push in Congress to bolster the nation’s burgeoning pot industry. Read story

Oregon eyes allowing home delivery of liquor

February 8, 2019, 11:22am Business

PORTLAND — In Oregon, having a pinot gris or a potent indica delivered to your door is as simple as a few taps on the iPhone. But try to get a bottle of Irish whiskey without leaving the house and you’re probably out of luck. Under the state’s highly regulated liquor distribution system, home deliveries are out of the question. State Rep. Margaret Doherty says that’s an outmoded policy. Read story

Bill: Protect transplant patients who use marijuana

February 4, 2019, 8:10pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers may tighten restrictions on the state’s organ transplant centers to ensure they don’t discriminate against patients based on marijuana use. Read story

Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

February 4, 2019, 6:05am Business

America’s cannabis companies are racing to build national brands and market their wares to mainstream consumers. There’s just one problem: It’s hard to advertise your product when the federal government considers you a drug dealer. Read story

Marijuana article strikes a nerve

January 30, 2019, 8:54pm Northwest

The joint you smoked last night won’t give you schizophrenia. It also won’t make you assault your neighbor. Read story

Can CBD oil ease pain for pets?

January 11, 2019, 6:00am Life

Pot for pets? It may be the next step in the ever-evolving legitimization of medicinal marijuana, and a trio of South Florida companies are competing to become the Blue Apron of cannabis oils for pets. Read story

How Gov. Inslee’s marijuana pardon plan measures up

January 9, 2019, 11:30am Northwest

LONGVIEW — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday he will offer pardons to people convicted of minor marijuana possession between 1998 and 2012. But those offenders may be better off under other alternatives available to clear their names. Read story

The future of pot in Washington: State regulators talk marijuana ahead of 5-year anniversary of sales

January 8, 2019, 8:34am Northwest

SPOKANE — Nearly five years on, regulators of Washington state’s legal marijuana industry say there’s more work to be done on keeping pot out of the hands of children and assisting growers facing falling revenues due to a glut of product. Read story

Oregon again sees huge 2018 marijuana harvest

January 4, 2019, 6:05am Northwest

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — For the second year in a row, Oregon cannabis farmers have harvested more than a million pounds of usable marijuana. Read story

Main Street Marijuana near $100 million in sales

January 4, 2019, 6:01am Business

Downtown Vancouver’s Main Street Marijuana has consistently held an unbeatable lead as the state’s highest-selling recreational cannabis store, and it’s quickly approaching a major milestone: passing $100 million in total lifetime sales. Read story