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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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