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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: February 15th 2019

Since starting Fairwinds, a Vancouver-based cannabis company, in 2014, James and Wendy Hull said they’ve heard from customers who’ve praised their products for helping them with pain, anxiety and other ailments — even cancer. Because

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: February 14th 2019

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. A proposal in the Senate calls for automatic clemency

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: February 11th 2019

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. Years after sales began, Mosher

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: February 8th 2019

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

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: February 8th 2019

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

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: February 4th 2019

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. House Bill 2687, sponsored by Rep. Rob Nosse, D-Portland, would

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: February 4th 2019

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.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 30th 2019

The joint you smoked last night won’t give you schizophrenia. It also won’t make you assault your neighbor. You might not know that after reading a recent New Yorker article that draws connection between marijuana

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 11th 2019

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.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 9th 2019

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

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 8th 2019

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

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 4th 2019

SALEM, Ore — For the second year in a row, Oregon cannabis farmers have harvested more than a million pounds of usable marijuana. The huge harvest (more than 453,592 kilograms) is again driving down prices

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 4th 2019

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. The store’s owners

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 2nd 2019

PORTLAND — The past year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 31st 2018

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the new

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 26th 2018

SPOKANE — Cip Paulsen, a former federal inmate-turned marijuana businessman, is fighting for control of his firm in court against angry investors and new drug charges. Paulsen’s licensed marijuana business, Growstate, is in the hands

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 24th 2018

NEW YORK — The maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100 million deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market. The alliance announced Wednesday is the latest foray

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 23rd 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, which moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 21st 2018

SEATTLE — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 18th 2018

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers’ rights campaign that failed in the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 17th 2018

SEATTLE — State regulators have walked back a plan to crack down on certain cannabis-infused candies, instead issuing specific color and shape guidelines they say will prevent candies from being overly enticing to children. The

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 10th 2018

TACOMA — Members of the state Legislature, if you’re curious about what you can do for the local cannabis industry, the industry has some ideas. Vicki Christophersen, executive director and lobbyist for the Washington CannaBusiness

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 7th 2018

MEDFORD, Ore. — Marijuana legalization ignited years of debate in Medford, and a windfall of up to $600,000 annually in pot tax revenues has fanned the flames of controversy once again. “It’s really personal for

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: November 23rd 2018

PORTLAND — A group wants Oregon lawmakers to allow public places such as cafes where people can smoke legal pot. Current law says people can only smoke it in private. The New Revenue Coalition wants to

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: November 20th 2018

LEICESTER, Mass. — People lined up in the rain Tuesday morning to be among the first customers at the first two legal pot shops on the U.S. East Coast, more than two years after Massachusetts

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: November 19th 2018

OLYMPIA — The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board says it has issued the state’s first license to grow marijuana for research. Verda Bio Research in Seattle says it will be growing cannabis to conduct basic research

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: November 19th 2018

PORTLAND — Rampant overproduction in Oregon’s market for legal, recreational marijuana has produced a 50 percent drop in prices, according to state economists. That widely documented collapse has been tough on farmers and retailers —

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: November 16th 2018

Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although this implies that some marijuana entrepreneurs

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: November 6th 2018

DETROIT — Michigan voters on Tuesday made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, passing a ballot measure that will allow people 21 or older to buy and use the drug

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: November 6th 2018

East Vancouver marijuana shop The Herbery has closed temporarily, the result of a state-imposed penalty following a routine sting operation earlier this year. The closure began Sunday and the store reopens 9 a.m. Nov. 14.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: November 3rd 2018

TORONTO — The name of the store is High North, but it might as well be named High and Dry because for all but about four hours of the first two weeks since marijuana was

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: October 19th 2018

LOS ANGELES — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the

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PUBLISHED: October 17th 2018

WASHINGTON — Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, one of Congress’ most vocal marijuana proponents, sent Democratic leadership a memo Wednesday outlining steps Congress should take to legalize the Schedule I drug. “Congress is out of step

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PUBLISHED: October 9th 2018

LANSING, Mich. — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: October 3rd 2018

The long awaited trailer for Vice came out today. Christian Bale plays Dick Cheney and the trailer opens up with George W Bush (played by Sam Rockwell) trying to recruit him as his Vice President. Dick

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: October 3rd 2018

We have a new review! You might remember that earlier this year I reviewed the DaVinci IQ, a handheld portable vaporizer that I fell madly in love with. Well let’s introduce you to it’s younger

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: October 2nd 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. — Health care worker Katelin Noffsinger told a potential employer that she took medical marijuana to deal with the effects of a car accident, but when a drug test came back positive, the

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PUBLISHED: October 1st 2018

PORT ORCHARD — A Port Orchard pot shop is facing its second license suspension for selling to a minor. The Kitsap Sun reports that an employee of Greenway Marijuana sold pre-rolled marijuana joints to an

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 27th 2018

Drinks infused with marijuana-derived compounds could swell to become a $600 million market in the U.S. within the next four years, outpacing the growth of other categories of retail cannabis products, according to analysts at

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PUBLISHED: September 24th 2018

SEATTLE — Judges in Seattle have agreed to clear past misdemeanor convictions for pot possession that were prosecuted before marijuana was legalized in Washington state. The Seattle Times reports that all seven judges of the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 20th 2018

WASHINGTON — Talk to your grandparents about marijuana — before somebody else does. The latest release of a massive federal drug-use survey shows monthly marijuana use has skyrocketed among older Americans. The past decade, in

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PUBLISHED: September 20th 2018

The Coca-Cola Company said Monday it is “closely watching” the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign cannabis and cannabis-infused products are getting more acceptance in mainstream culture and a harder look

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 20th 2018

The Coca-Cola Company said Monday it is “closely watching” the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign cannabis and cannabis-infused products are getting more acceptance in mainstream culture and a harder look

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PUBLISHED: September 18th 2018

SAN DIEGO — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 16th 2018

Canada’s cannabis companies are experiencing a rush of investment that’s making even some participants paranoid. “You might argue our valuations are a little bit ahead of our skis,” said Paul Rosen, chief executive officer of

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 11th 2018

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry

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PUBLISHED: August 30th 2018

Cannabis should be added to the North American Free Trade Agreement just like any other form of produce, says former Mexican President Vicente Fox. Fox, who sits on the board of Toronto-based medical marijuana producer

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 30th 2018

Hey guys, Becks here with a long awaited post on a few things I’ve been watching this Summer. As I mentioned months ago, I’d like to write about more than cannabis, so we’re shifting some

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PUBLISHED: August 27th 2018

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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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