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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 9th 2015

PORTLAND — Two members of Oregon’s congressional delegation plan to introduce bills that would allow marijuana businesses operating in compliance with state law to take federal deductions on taxes like other small businesses. U.S. Sen.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 9th 2015

DENVER — A federal banking official took the unprecedented step Thursday of meeting with marijuana business owners. But Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George gave no indication that the industry is any closer to

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 7th 2015

WOODLAND — After much ado, Woodland will allow businesses that grow recreational marijuana after all, barring any more unforeseen obstacles. The vote was 5-2 on Monday night to tweak a city ordinance that doesn’t allow

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 7th 2015

TACOMA -€” Bonney Lake’s ban on recreational marijuana businesses has spurred two lawsuits, filed in Pierce County Superior Court recently, that seek to overturn the city ordinance adopted early this year. One complaint claims the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 1st 2015

On a sunny afternoon in Vancouver, a former bank software expert, a temp, a nurse and a restaurant worker kept their hands busy as they chatted about why they left their old jobs and decided

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 7th 2015

DENVER -€” Alarmed by a rash of explosions and injuries caused when amateurs make hash oil, lawmakers in Colorado and Washington are considering spelling out what’s allowed when it comes to making the concentrated marijuana

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 3rd 2015

OLYMPIA — The Senate has passed a bill that removes the excise tax on producers and processors of recreational marijuana and instead imposes the tax only on retail sales. Senate Bill 6062 passed on a

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 1st 2015

The top law enforcement officials in Colorado and Washington are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit from states that seek to strike down Colorado laws that legalize recreational marijuana use. Oklahoma and

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 1st 2015

PORTLAND — The official hired to lead Oregon’s preparations to regulate recreational marijuana said Thursday that he has been fired. Tom Burns confirmed his termination in an interview, The Oregonian reported. Burns oversaw the rollout

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: April 1st 2015

La Center municipal officials have banned recreational marijuana, but the prohibition won’t apply to their newest neighbor, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. The tribe recently secured a reservation near La Center, where it plans to build

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