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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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