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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 18th 2017

OLYMPIA — Members of the Commerce and Gaming committee heard testimony Tuesday from lobbyists, concerned citizens and shop owners for several marijuana bills. The bills included changing the penalties for marijuana offenses, a process for

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 18th 2017

LOS ANGELES — Hi is a cannabis brand. Its logo — “hi” in white letters inside an orange circle — can be found above the front door of a Portland marijuana shop and on a

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: January 17th 2017

SEATTLE — Washington lawmakers this week will consider a bill that would allow parents to administer medical marijuana to their children on school grounds. KING-TV reports that the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness

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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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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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