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PUBLISHED: September 2nd 2015

The Washington State Department of Health is kicking off a series of meetings as part of its rule-making process regarding the new medical marijuana database being created. Lawmakers gave the state approval to create a

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 1st 2015

A commercial trade and advocacy association called the Lower Columbia Cannabis Association has been formed to serve businesses in Southwest Washington’s marijuana industry. The organization says its mission is to “promote, preserve and protect the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 29th 2015

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One of Oregon’s first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going. Josephine County Commissioner Cheryl Walker says that fertile seed is expensive and hard

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 27th 2015

I received an email from the awesome people over at High End Market Place, and wanted to share it with you guys. This Friday from 3-6 High End Market Place will be hosting Fairwinds Manufacturing

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 26th 2015

DENVER — Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county is mulling whether to create what would be the world’s first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money. Pueblo County is considering a 5 percent

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 25th 2015

Looks like we’ll be seeing some rain this coming Sunday, looking for something to do indoors? H.E.M.P. will be hosting patrons for another Sunday Sessions event that includes music from CoLoSo, Dope magazine, and a

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 25th 2015

Hey guys, I wanted to quickly share this story from KGW about a West Linn wedding that featured a bud bar with bud tender. This isn’t the first wedding that’s featured cannabis, especially with it already

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 25th 2015

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture has stopped issuing new permits to grow industrial hemp. The department announced Tuesday it won’t issue permits for the 2016 growing season until it has consulted

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 24th 2015

PORTLAND — It didn’t take long for an entrepreneur to combine two of Portland’s favorite things: marijuana and food carts. But state officials aren’t thrilled. The Oregon Health Authority on Monday said the Smoke Buddy,

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 24th 2015

2014: 1,001 2013: 1,070 2012: 1,305 2011: 1,537 2010: 1,626 2009: 2,216 Source: Washington State Patrol Smoking is clearly the popular way to consume marijuana, as demonstrated by the thousands of pounds of marijuana flower

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 23rd 2015

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has uttered the phrase, the traffic safety commission adopted it as a slogan, and in some circles it’s reached catchphrase status: “Drive high and get a DUI.” But the reality is,

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 23rd 2015

o No upswing seen in marijuana use among youths o New Vansterdam sharpens security measures When recreational marijuana was legalized, Washington entered the unknown, triggering questions — and predictions — about what might happen. Would

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 23rd 2015

o Is marijuana dragging us down? o New Vansterdam sharpens security measures Minor in possession of alcohol 2009: 519 2010: 417 2011 : 351 2012 : 422 2013: 342 2014: 317 2015: 200* Minor in

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 23rd 2015

o No upswing seen in marijuana use among youths o Is marijuana dragging us down? When New Vansterdam opened in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood, nearby residents were concerned there would be an increase in crime.

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 22nd 2015

(via True North Extracts) According to the Global Drug Survey, vaping now accounts for 41% of all cannabis consumption, it could be the answer for the plethora of us smokers on the go. Some of the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 21st 2015

COLVILLE — A northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped charges against him. Larry Harvey was 71.

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Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: August 21st 2015

Looking at Washington’s most recent recreational marijuana sales data, it’s easy to see how the young industry could become a multibillion moneymaker for the country if legalization continues to spread. Last fiscal year, Washington’s budding legal pot market

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A screen shot of the home page on New Vansterdam's revamped website, which launched Thursday afternoon.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: August 20th 2015

If you’re a regular at New Vansterdam, you’ve probably noticed the place looks a little different every time you’ve stepped inside this summer. The lucrative Vancouver pot shop is nearing the end of a major

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Oregon cannabis is like baseball. If you are going to play the game, you need to know its complicated rules.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: August 20th 2015

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) published its draft rules yesterday for the early, temporary, highly anticipated recreational pot sales set to begin statewide on October 1. These rules apply to all cities and counties that

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Portland in 1890. Some Oregon counties and cities want to freeze the state in time.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: August 19th 2015

Last Tuesday, I wrote about Oregon’s “Local Option”, which allows cities and counties to legislate against marijuana related activities under certain circumstances and to certain extents. There are two key factors governing whether and how

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 18th 2015

“High By the Beach” is the second single off Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album, Homecoming, the follow up to last years Ultraviolence.  All I wanna do is get high by the beachGet high by the beach, get

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 18th 2015

Whether a person is high, or sober, you can’t tell me that the human race hasn’t come up with crazy ways to cure their boredom. When I’m high, some of the ways I cure boredom are related

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Seattle attorney Josh Miller often stays weekends in farmer Tom Lauerman's cannabis greenhouse when he comes to volunteer on the farm. Lauerman, top, is one of several marijuana entrepreneurs looking for a way around the state's legal ban on creating smoking establishments. (Ariane Kunze/The Columbian)
Cannabis Chronicles BlogThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 18th 2015

With the sun rising and roosters crowing, Josh Miller rolls out of a bed tucked in a greenhouse full of lush marijuana plants and lights up a joint. That’s how the Seattle attorney starts his

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Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: August 15th 2015

Vancouver pot shop GreenHead Cannabis is hosting its first post-Prohibition-themed festival this afternoon. The store, located in an old gas station building at 2815 St. Johns Boulevard in the Rose Village neighborhood, was designed with

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In addition to growing cannabis, farmer Tom Lauerman has a large garden with a variety of vegetables. (Ariane Kunze/The Columbian)
Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: August 14th 2015

It’s a big weekend for Tom Lauerman, one of Clark County’s most fascinating and prominent marijuana advocates. Not only is Farmer Tom the subject of a Sunday Business section centerpiece on marijuana tourism (stay tuned

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Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: August 14th 2015

A number of Washington cities and counties are moving to shutter medical marijuana dispensaries (“access points”) and collective gardens as the July 1, 2016 drop dead date set forth in Senate Bill 5052 approaches. So far, King County,

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A guide showing recommended pairings for beer and marijuana. New Vansterdam's marketing team put together the guide for last weekend's Vancouver Brewfest.
Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: August 14th 2015

Something Vancouver has never quite seen before happened last weekend at Esther Short Park. While several thousand people headed downtown Friday, Saturday and Sunday to try dozens of microbrews at the annual Vancouver Brewfest, one

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 13th 2015

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I bet I could be the Bill Simmons of strain reviews“? Well you’re in luck, with weed being legal for adults 21+ to purchase Oct 1st, the Oregonian/Oregonlive is seeking a

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 13th 2015

Looking for some Summer fun? Join myself along with many others awesome people, this Friday at the Portland Chapter Women Grow, Summer Social! Attendees will be treated to catered BBQ along with self serve beer, wine,

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 12th 2015

I first became familiar with Hifi Farms after receiving a sample of a strain they grow called, Island Sweet Skunk, from the Best of Potland Party last month. With a combined 25 years of growing experience,

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A variety of marijuana and glass pipes on display at The Cannabis Corner in North Bonneville.
Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: August 12th 2015

The freshest sales figures from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board show promising trends unfolding this summer for Washington’s booming recreational marijuana industry. Of course, that’s really nothing new. The market hasn’t stopped exploding since the

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Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: August 12th 2015

The Department of Justice has yet again graced us with another memo on how U.S. attorneys should argue against and prosecute medical marijuana criminal defendants. More specifically, the DOJ is making clear that it does not

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Oregon cannabis businesses must fight against Oregon becoming a patchwork of legal and illegal cities and counties.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: August 12th 2015

When HB 3400 passed, I wrote that Oregon’s new recreational marijuana law looks pretty good for anyone living west of the Cascades. That is because the bill famously allows any city or county in Oregon

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Oregon’s cannabis laws could well end up being the gold standard to which other states should aspire.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: August 10th 2015

I recently sat on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) Wholesale Advisory Technical Committee to advise the state on recreational cannabis regulations for wholesalers. Oregon is the second state, after Illinois, in which I’ve been

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Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: August 7th 2015

It’s been a weird week for marijuana news. First, the newly named Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board released figures on Tuesday that appeared to show the fledgling recreational cannabis industry beginning to plateau after just

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 7th 2015

After initially stating that Washington’s marijuana sales dropped for the first time in July, the state released corrected figures Friday showing a significant increase for the month instead of a sales drop. It turns out

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 6th 2015

SPOKANE — Spokane County’s busiest marijuana store has been robbed in what law enforcement officers are calling a “takeover-style” crime. The store is called Greenlight and is located in the suburb of Millwood. It routinely

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Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: August 5th 2015

So where exactly are people now allowed to smoke marijuana in Oregon? I get this question often from business clients, who understand that smoking marijuana in public is generally verboten. In the business context, the

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What you see in this picture would almost certainly be illegal in Washington State, which means Washington’s cannabis tourism industry is in jeopardy.
Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: August 3rd 2015

In Marijuana Lounges: All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go, I wrote about the problems in opening marijuana lounges in states with legal marijuana. In Washington, marijuana lounges House Bill 2136 has made such lounges illegal. The main goals

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: August 1st 2015

This coming Thursday, August 6th, the Portland chapter of Women Grow will be holding their August networking event at the Colony in St. Johns. I’ve never been tp the colony, but judging by their IG page, it

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 31st 2015

DENVER — A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system. A pair of lawsuits filed

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Canna Law Blog

PUBLISHED: July 30th 2015

At first, it seemed like a foregone conclusion. When the Oregon legislative session closed on July 6, an incredible amount had happened the state’s cannabis space, including the passage of a bill allowing early marijuana sales.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 30th 2015

ALBANY, Ore. — A man making butane honey oil out of marijuana has been hospitalized and cited by police after the gas caused an explosion in his Albany garage. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that 37-year-old

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Mrs. Nice Guy

PUBLISHED: July 27th 2015

I hope some of you are familiar with the website, Hempista. If you aren’t, it’s an online hemp/cannabis publication that focuses on the beauty, fashion, wellness, home and lifestyle. Launched in 2010, Hempista is one

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