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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

On the first day of the special legislative session, Washington House members took up a bill that would change the way the state taxes recreational marijuana. Washington lawmakers are back in Olympia this week after

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

By The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Legislators writing rules for recreational pot in Oregon propose to limit the size of medical marijuana growing operations. Their intention is to stanch a potential alternative source

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(Haiden Day, 6, second from right, who has Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy that his father, Ryan Day, right, says is best treated with medical marijuana, talks with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, before Inslee signed a bill Friday at the Capitol in Olympia that overhauls Washington's medical marijuana market. The bill also creates a voluntary database of patients and cracks down on unregulated dispensary sales. Inslee has said the measure is needed now that the state's voter-approved recreational market is in place. -AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

By Lauren Dake and Sue Vorenberg Columbian Staff Reporters Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Friday that will regulate the state’s medical marijuana system and create a voluntary patient database of users. While signing Senate

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Law firms and marijuana have long intersected in criminal court. But as pot goes mainstream, firms are getting into the business side of the multi-billion-dollar industry. Over the past several years, small

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Marijuana customers lined the block outside High End Market Place on Monday to kick off the cannabis-focused April 20 holiday known as 420. The store celebrated with a host of sales, speeches from members of

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

OLYMPIA — Marijuana prices have dropped dramatically since stores opened last summer. The Seattle Times reports that the average gram of marijuana in the state’s system sells for about $12. That’s down from a $30

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

DALLAS — Music legend Willie Nelson is jumping into the movement to commercialize marijuana and plans to roll out his own brand of cannabis that he intends to make “the best on the market.” The

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(A farmer smokes hashish near the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif on Sept. 11, 2002. Many people in the region grow illegal cannabis to smoke or export. -MINDAUGAS KULBIS/Associated Press)
The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

In honor of Clark County’s first legal celebration of 420 — the marijuana culture holiday that falls on April 20 — we thought we’d list some lesser-known facts about cannabis. The Columbian’s new Cannabis Chronicles

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

America has seen the future, and it is high. Fifty-eight percent of U.S. adults say recreational marijuana will be legal nationwide in the next 20 years, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll. That includes

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs, disappointing activists who saw the case as a chance to get closer to their goal of nationwide

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