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PUBLISHED: June 22nd 2017

DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 20th 2017

It’s been three years since Clark County’s first cannabis businesses appeared, and this corner of Southwest Washington has grown into the fifth largest cannabis market in the state, according to sales and excise taxes collected.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 19th 2017

The owner of Sticky’s Pot Shop, a cannabis retailer that was shuttered last year after defying Clark County’s ban on recreational weed businesses, said he will reopen the store after a recent victory in the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 19th 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s marijuana regulators are working furiously to launch recreational sales on July 1, a fast-approaching deadline that could hinge on a court deciding whether the powerful liquor industry should be guaranteed

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 15th 2017

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A study by Oregon State University researchers has found college students at an undisclosed large public university in the state are using more marijuana since recreational pot became legal two years ago.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 13th 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A judge in Nevada is trying to decide whether the state’s first sales of recreational marijuana should begin as scheduled July 1 despite complaints from alcohol distributors. Lawyers for the liquor

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 7th 2017

DENVER — A pot farm’s neighbor can sue them for smells and other nuisances that could harm their property values, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling revives

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 31st 2017

Some states that have legalized marijuana are encouraging minorities to enter the growing cannabis industry after years of drug enforcement that had a disproportionate effect on black and Hispanic communities. A look at some of

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 29th 2017

WASHINGTON — If a whiff of uneasiness hung over the trade show that drew thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here this month, it wasn’t because they were just around the corner from a White House that

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 27th 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers. Now, more than a decade later and with award-winning wine to

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

NEW YORK — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert — but prospective hires keep failing drug screens. “Some

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

TORONTO — The most controversial thing about Canada’s move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The following have applied to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board: Shelby E. Piersol and Leigh J. Piersol, for a license to sell beer and wine at A Beer at a Time Tap Room,

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The following have applied to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board: Shelby E. Piersol and Leigh J. Piersol, for a license to sell beer and wine at A Beer at a Time Tap Room,

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Fasman’s 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn’t want to give her painkillers because “they just knock her out.” So the San

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

WASHINGTON — Canada’s likely move to completely legalize marijuana next year promises to produce immediate spillover effects in the United States, starting with increased confusion at the U.S.-Canadian border. “I’m expecting my business to boom,”

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. — On many mornings, with a few puffs of pot — and one cannabis-laced chocolate-covered blueberry in the afternoon — Richelle has been able to stop the severe nausea that has accompanied

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

PORTLAND– Tax money collected from Oregon’s legal marijuana sales has been a rare bright spot as lawmakers fight over how to fill a $1.6 billion budget deficit. KGW-TV reports that the state has brought in

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Picture me rolling around Portland chiefin with the sunroof open blasting this song with a huge grin on my face. I am super slow and just barely hearing this chronically enhanced track from Juicy J

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The Last Magnificent charts the life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial, outrageous, and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Yet his name has largely been obliterated from history. Featuring interviews

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

So, I’m not really a fashionista. But I do enjoy beautiful and unique styles especially when they’re donned by some of the worlds most beautiful people. Last night was the 2017 Met Gala and the

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Black Cherry Soda, you treated me so well but I didn’t review you and now I’m sad. I was going through some photo albums on my blog and realized there were at least 15 strains

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

WASHINGTON – Businesses selling marijuana in states where it is legal just got some reassurance from Congress that they don’t have to worry about a federal crackdown anytime soon. The spending bill that will keep

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

WASHINGTON — When the Yakama Nation announced in 2013 that it had no interest in selling pot, its chairman said the tribe had “a long and unpleasant history with marijuana, just as we have had

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Becks and the no good, very bad day. At work we had to upgrade to a new version of Quickbooks and while the actual installation was a breeze, the program decided to fight with our

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I couldn’t think of how to start this post, and while I sit here on a cloud of smoke I am thinking of this moment where Homer Simpson who is stuck at sea (Boy Scoutz

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Little known fact: A lot of wrestling fans are avid tokers. I grew up watching WWF/WWE, it was one of my favorite rituals to enjoy with my pops. Fast forward to me at age 33

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Though I reside in the Pacific Northwest (Portland/Vancouver to be exact), I have always been a Lakers fan. It’s a tough thing to be up here, but being from LA is something I hold dear

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

How did you celebrate 420? Most of the Pacific Northwest hit up events and parties, but I did what I normally do and took the day off to Netflix & Chill. This 420 I was

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

A couple years ago I was introduced to Ganja Yoga, a class given by Dee Dussault one of the first Yoga practitioners to infuse her yoga classes with cannabis. It was a very relaxing journey

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

According to Leafly, the strain Fucking Incredible is: A pure indica strain and was created by combining the genetics of two magnificent indicas back in 1990. Seven generations of stabilization breeding gave us the present

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 19, 2017 PORTUGAL. THE MAN PARTNERS WITH WIEDEN + KENNEDY AND PORTLAND’S HIFI FARMS TO RELEASE CUSTOM CANNABIS BLEND NAMED AFTER THE BAND’S NEW SINGLE “FEEL IT STILL” PRE-ROLLED BLEND AVAILABLE

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Jim Mullin, owner of a trio of marijuana dispensaries in Clark County, said his staff and customers compare April 20 to Christmas. “Everybody comes in. Some of the people maybe just consume (marijuana) once a

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SEATTLE — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SEATTLE — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky agriculture officials say they’re burning a fraction of the hemp crop being grown for commercial purposes because it contains a higher level of a psychoactive compound than is legally allowed. Brent

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

DENVER — Washington state regulators have begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on marijuana commerce, a deal with an initial value of about $3 million. The competition likely will

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Canada is set to detail its plans for legalized recreational marijuana, with the industry expecting a rush of mergers as companies seek a national footprint amid a patchwork of different rules in each province. Prime

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

KINGSTON — Officials say a Washington Native American tribe is in talks with the state about beginning marijuana sales on their land. The Kitsap Sun reports Port Gamble S’Klallam Chairman Jeromy Sullivan said they are

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

DENVER — Governors from the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana are asking the Trump administration to let the pot experiments continue. The governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington say that marijuana legalization

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

With local restrictions on marijuana easing across the U.S., power suppliers from California to Maine were expecting a little buzz of their own from newly legitimate pot farmers. After all, a 5,000-square-foot warehouse filled with

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

OLYMPIA — Meagan Holt sat in the front row of a committee hearing earlier this week holding her 4-year-old daughter Maddie in one arm and a syringe filled with cannabis oil in the other. “Cannabis

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

If Mike Gilles were to knock back a bottle of Jack Daniels on the front porch of a stranger’s home, he wouldn’t be surprised if the cops were called. “I could or should expect to

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

America’s cannabis industry will continue growing at double-digit rates over the next four years — even with ambiguity emanating from the White House — as the drug gains in popularity, according to a leading marijuana-research

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

America’s cannabis industry will continue growing at double-digit rates over the next four years — even with ambiguity emanating from the White House — as the drug gains in popularity, according to a leading marijuana-research

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued its first recall of recreational marijuana after samples of a type of pot were found to contain a level of pesticide residue above the state limit.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued its first recall of recreational marijuana. The OLCC says samples of Blue Magoo marijuana contained a level of pesticide residue that exceeds the state limit.

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

DENVER — The Colorado Senate on Thursday passed a first-in-the-nation bill expressly permitting marijuana clubs. But Gov. John Hickenlooper is hinting that he’ll veto the measure unless it bans indoor smoking.  The bill allows local

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Fasman’s 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn’t want to give her painkillers because “they just knock her out.” So the San

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