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Wendy Hull with Fairwinds Cannabis stands in one of the company’s flower rooms Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver. Hull said her company faces uncertainty because of a new policy from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board that requires cannabis companies to put even less information on their products’ packaging. At top, CBD products are seen at Fairwinds Cannabis. CBD, or cannabidiol, is the nonpsychoactive compound in marijuana. Several local legislators are trying to address the packaging issue.

State restrictions on cannabis packaging worry producers

Wendy Hull with Fairwinds Cannabis stands in one of the company’s flower rooms Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver. Hull said her company faces uncertainty because of a new policy from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board that requires cannabis companies to put even less information on their products’ packaging. At top, CBD products are seen at Fairwinds Cannabis. CBD, or cannabidiol, is the nonpsychoactive compound in marijuana. Several local legislators are trying to address the packaging issue.

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

A hemp plant is pollinated April 24 at the Unique Botanicals facility in Springfield, Ore.

Going green: States would get free hand under pot bill

A hemp plant is pollinated April 24 at the Unique Botanicals facility in Springfield, Ore.

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

A marijuana plant is seen May 24 at a commercial grow in Springfield, Ore.

Bill: Protect transplant patients who use marijuana

A marijuana plant is seen May 24 at a commercial grow in Springfield, Ore.

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

Marijuana on display at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif.

Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

Marijuana on display at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif.

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

Plants at a marijuana farm in Bellevue.

Marijuana article strikes a nerve

Plants at a marijuana farm in Bellevue.

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

Cannabis oil is believed by some pet owners and enthusiasts to be more effective than traditional veterinary medicines in treating chronic pain, inflammation and anxiety in dogs and cats.

Can CBD oil ease pain for pets?

Cannabis oil is believed by some pet owners and enthusiasts to be more effective than traditional veterinary medicines in treating chronic pain, inflammation and anxiety in dogs and cats.

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