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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 14th 2017

He sat between Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters on “The View,” parried with Stephen Colbert on the Comedy Channel, and declined Bill O’Reilly’s repeated offers to appear on his show. As the first mainstream newspaper

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 14th 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to give

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 9th 2017

WASHINGTON — Backers of marijuana legalization on Monday stepped up their pressure on the U.S. Senate to block the confirmation of Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general. Sessions, a staunch opponent

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 6th 2017

While some activists are planning to give away marijuana on Inauguration Day, other entrepreneurs are taking a different approach: making a ton of money from it. According to Governing.com, 29 states and the District of

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 2nd 2017

BOSTON — As marijuana shops sprout in states that have legalized the drug, they face a critical stumbling block — lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 1st 2017

The nation’s first recreational marijuana shop opened nearly three years ago in Colorado. Since then, a growing body of research has shown that the availability of recreational marijuana — in Colorado and elsewhere — is

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 21st 2016

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla county commissioners have voted to expand a ban on pot business operations to include medical marijuana. The Union-Bulletin reports that the commissioners’ decision Monday to implement the new ban replaces

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 20th 2016

States with medical marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study found. You would think crash rates might be higher, supposing that more drivers are, too —

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 19th 2016

  CHICAGO — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking the drug

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: December 13th 2016

TORONTO — Canada’s government said Tuesday it would study a federal task force’s recommendation that Canadians over 18 years old be allowed to buy marijuana for recreational purposes and would announce new laws in the

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