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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SEATTLE — Public health officials in Washington say they’re increasingly concerned about children accidentally ingesting marijuana. The Washington Poison Center says that in the first half of this year, it received 32 calls about children

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Main Street Marijuana on a busy Wednesday evening when possession became legal in Oregon, July 1, 2015.
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

In a challenging first year for Washington’s groundbreaking recreational marijuana industry, two booming Vancouver pot shops have come out on top, selling more product than any other retailers in the state. This weekend marks the

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Ramsey Hamide, owner of the Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver shown Friday December 26, 2014, about half a year after the store opened.
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

June turned out to be another record-breaking month for Washington’s recreational pot industry, and Main Street Marijuana reigned supreme, making more than $1.76 million worth of sales. The small store in Vancouver’s Uptown Village surpassed

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FeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SEATTLE — Fifteen unlicensed King County marijuana shops are on notice that they are violating the law. The King County prosecutor and sheriff announced on Wednesday that they are cracking down on these stores after

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A warrant is served at the home of Adam Alexander, owner of Grow Systems Northwest, onThursday. Alexander made a first appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of 14 counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, three counts of manufacturing marijuana and money laundering. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

A Vancouver man accused of running an illegal marijuana business made a first appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court. Adam L. Alexander, 31, faces allegations of 14 counts of possession of marijuana with the

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Marijuana plants grow in January in a facility in Arlington. Washington launched its legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SEATTLE — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues

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Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Under the blazing sun, uniformed and plain-clothed officers spent several hours Thursday carting off marijuana plants, money and equipment to grow the drug from a business on St. Johns Boulevard in Vancouver. The scene may

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Main Street Marijuana on a busy night as customers celebrate the first day of legal possession in Oregon on July 1.
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

When recreational marijuana possession became legal Wednesday in Oregon, Vancouver pot shops reaped the benefits, as Oregonians flocked across the border to get their fix. Vancouver’s six pot shops saw far more foot traffic than

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Marijuana plants waiting to be trimmed fill a backroom at CannaMan Farms on March 6, 2015. (Ariane Kunze/The Columbian)
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

WILLIAMS, Ore. (AP) — Forty-two years after Oregon became the first state to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, the state is taking its first steps along a road leading to state-licensed stores selling limited amounts

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

OLYMPIA — Washington state’s recreational marijuana law has a new tax structure under a measure signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The new law eliminates the current three-tier tax structure and replaces it

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