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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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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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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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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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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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Mrs. Nice Guy

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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