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The Columbian / Associated Press

The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 23rd 2017

YAKIMA — Five years after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana, uncertainty continues in cities and counties across the state over how to regulate pot businesses — or whether to allow them at all. For example,

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 22nd 2017

Vancouver Assistant Police Chief Mike Lester once used to enforce the laws against marijuana, but now his paycheck is partially funded by it. “It’s a little ironic at times,” Lester said. “That’s just the way

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 22nd 2017

Anne Wolff has lived in her home in Woodland for about nine years, and starting in February, she noticed some unusual activity by her new neighbors. She saw equipment, such as wire, irrigation and lights,

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 15th 2017

LOS ANGELES — Slip a fresh $20 bill under the bulletproof teller window of Donnie Anderson’s Medex marijuana dispensary — perhaps for a gram of cannabis or some THC-infused toffees — and the legal tender

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: July 4th 2017

Wages and jobs in the legal marijuana industry may be on the rise in Clark County and across the state. A new, 28-page report from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy examined employment and

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 29th 2017

DENVER — A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former NFL players, Colorado

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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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