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PUBLISHED: August 19th 2018

Ty and Tracy Camp have been together for 11 years, and married for seven, but they rarely mix their finances. Until May, she worked as an assistant vice president and financial center manager at Bank

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 14th 2018

SEATTLE — Washington’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place. Plastic “doob tubes” and small Mylar bags used to package pot are moldering in gutters, bleaching out in landfills and bobbing in waterways. Concentrated

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 12th 2018

The former head of the Wrigley gum empire is getting into the medical marijuana business. William Wrigley Jr., once the president and CEO of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., has been named chairman of the board

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 11th 2018

WEST JORDAN, Utah — Brian Stoll faced a dilemma as his wedding day approached. For more than a year, he had been smoking marijuana to treat severe back pain, but to remain in good standing

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 2nd 2018

Police in Washington and Colorado appear to be closing more cases since the legalization of marijuana in both states, according to an analysis of FBI crime clearance data by researchers at Washington State University. To

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 26th 2018

PORTLAND — Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition to grow its marijuana business. What the Chicago-based company didn’t have was access to enough capital to make it all happen.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 19th 2018

SEATTLE — A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares to legalize the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 19th 2018

EUGENE, Ore. — Marijuana use by college students in Oregon has increased since it was legalized in 2015, more so than among college students in states where pot remains illegal, according to an Oregon State

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: July 16th 2018

One plant… I just wanted ONE PLANT to survive. I just threw all four of my Blue Dream plants into the trash. I didn’t really plan on it, it just… happened. Tonight, I tried one

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 13th 2018

SALEM, Ore. — How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state’s program concede that they simply don’t know because of lax reporting by producers and a lack of

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 12th 2018

The case for Sticky’s Pot Shop officially ended this week, but the Hazel Dell shop’s owner now wants to make one final appeal: to the voters. On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court declined to hear

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 8th 2018

WASHINGTON — Eight years ago, Samantha Miller was earning six figures a year as a product developer for a LED lighting company in California when a high school friend called to ask a favor. Would

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 5th 2018

LOS ANGELES — A slight marijuana smell wafted out as a steady stream of customers walked into a warehouse, its doors and windows covered by bars. Suddenly, police swooped in. “Sheriff’s department! Search warrant!” a

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 1st 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Recreational marijuana is now legal in Vermont, the ninth state to legalize it. Adults over age 21 will be able to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, two mature marijuana plants

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 28th 2018

SEATTLE — Washington officials say reports of pot poisoning among young children is on the rise across the state. KOMO-TV reports data from the Washington Poison Center shows that while cannabis exposures are up for

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 25th 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 19th 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 19th 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents who for years

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: June 14th 2018

Hitting the Reset Button So after yesterday’s revelation, I needed a little help. Today, I walked into work and got to tell my coworkers about my stupid mistake. Thankfully, they sent me home with a plan.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 14th 2018

LOS ANGELES — A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies, but it appears to fall short of a cure-all for an

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: June 13th 2018

Well, I’m stupid… I guess it was inevitable that sooner or later, something would happen. A few days after my last post, I was about to put my four Blue Dream plants into flowering. Well, it’s

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 13th 2018

PORTLAND — Oregon’s top federal prosecutor has charged nine people with financial and drug crimes in a scheme that involved defrauding banks and using the money to start illegal marijuana grow houses and fund an

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 11th 2018

PORTLAND — Mayors from six U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 8th 2018

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 8th 2018

ARLINGTON — An explosion at Smokey Point Productions, a cannabis producer in Arlington sent one person to the hospital. The Everett Daily Herald reports that an employee was taken to Cascade Valley Hospital Thursday afternoon

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: June 7th 2018

I am so old, I remember the age of the mashup. The mashup that got the most mainstream success was the collaboration between Jay Z and Linkin Park when they got together for Collision Course.

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: June 7th 2018

Hurkle’s origins come from the popular CBD strain Harelquin, a sativa, and indica dominant Querkle, the strain usually has a 1:1 ratio making it a very useful medicinal strain. Hurkle had pale green buds with

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 4th 2018

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say smoking marijuana is “morally acceptable,” while 31 percent disapprove of pot on moral grounds, according to a survey released Monday by Gallup. That’s a sharp jump from 2013, when a

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 1st 2018

PORTLAND — When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers for

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 30th 2018

No member of the Clark County Council signaled that they had a change of heart regarding the county’s restrictions on pot following a nearly 2 1/2 -hour special work session on cannabis Wednesday evening. The

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 30th 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An alarming increase in the use of a highly toxic and banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California is leading U.S. and state officials to team up

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 29th 2018

BEND, Ore. — State regulators say Oregon produced enough recreational cannabis last year to supply every adult resident with more than 5 ounces of legal marijuana. The Bend Bulletin reported there were more than 1 million

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 25th 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 22nd 2018

The Royal Wedding was this weekend and everyone was so excited to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to say “I do”. Most of the globe was tuned in, but I couldn’t stomach waking up

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 20th 2018

Lets go over Truffle Butter from  Freddy’s Fuego. There are three reasons I chose to go with Freddy’s Fuego: 1 – I loved their branding! From the logo to the glass jar, they just stood

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 20th 2018

Okay, so for whatever reason I wanted to try and do weekly playlists, but that’s just too difficult because I don’t keep up with new music much these days. I’ve reached that point in life

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 19th 2018

My sports posts won’t be normal because I am not a sports writer, I am not a statistician, but I am a fan so you’ll get what you get! Baseball season is currently underway and

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 19th 2018

My sports posts won’t be normal because I am not a sports writer, I am not a statistician, but I am a fan so you’ll get what you get! Baseball season is currently underway and

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 19th 2018

A couple years ago I posted about a new trend called “Adult Coloring” and how it was a great way to relieve stress, especially when you incorporate strains that are uplifting and boost creativity. Since

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 19th 2018

PORTLAND — The black market for marijuana is thriving in Oregon and an oversupply of weed from growers is flowing to more than two dozen states where pot remains illegal, a top federal law enforcement

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 19th 2018

Hello ladies and gents. Buzz Killington here, back from the dead. Several years ago, when I first moved from PDX back to California, I decided I was going to try my hand at growing my

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 18th 2018

Almost 5 years ago I turned 30 and the celebration was great! I went to Vegas, a lot of friends and some family came to ring it in. But, I am not Karruche Tran and

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 15th 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 14th 2018

Cannabis is making its way into more and more foods and beverages, thanks to its touted therapeutic benefits. In fact, no matter where you are in the United States, cannabis products are probably being sold

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PUBLISHED: May 10th 2018

Main Street Marijuana is expanding its downtown and east Vancouver locations, steps that co-owner Ramsey Hamide hopes will make room for faster sales. The downtown location, at 2314 Main St., is now expanding into the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 7th 2018

UC San Diego will try to alleviate severe autism in children by giving them a nonpsychoactive chemical found in marijuana, a project funded by the biggest private donation ever made in the U.S. for such

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 27th 2018

ASTORIA, Ore. — Attorneys say the lawsuit filed by a contractor who was badly burned after an explosion and fire at an Oregon marijuana processor has been settled. The Daily Astorian reports Jacob Magley filed

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PUBLISHED: April 26th 2018

SALEM, Ore. — To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with radio-frequency identification tags. In another room, an employee entered the tag numbers into

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PUBLISHED: April 26th 2018

DENVER — Washington marijuana business owners are urging regulators to require cultivators to test adult-use crops for pesticides, a move that has triggered alarm bells among smaller growers. Some cultivators hope such a move —

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PUBLISHED: April 26th 2018

PULLMAN — Washington State University researchers are halting their development of a marijuana breath test for fear of backlash from the federal government. Researchers hoped the breathalyzer would help law enforcement officers detect THC, the

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