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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

PORTLAND — It didn’t take long for an entrepreneur to combine two of Portland’s favorite things: marijuana and food carts. But state officials aren’t thrilled. The Oregon Health Authority on Monday said the Smoke Buddy,

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

2014: 1,001 2013: 1,070 2012: 1,305 2011: 1,537 2010: 1,626 2009: 2,216 Source: Washington State Patrol Smoking is clearly the popular way to consume marijuana, as demonstrated by the thousands of pounds of marijuana flower

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has uttered the phrase, the traffic safety commission adopted it as a slogan, and in some circles it’s reached catchphrase status: “Drive high and get a DUI.” But the reality is,

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

o No upswing seen in marijuana use among youths o Is marijuana dragging us down? When New Vansterdam opened in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood, nearby residents were concerned there would be an increase in crime.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

o Is marijuana dragging us down? o New Vansterdam sharpens security measures Minor in possession of alcohol 2009: 519 2010: 417 2011 : 351 2012 : 422 2013: 342 2014: 317 2015: 200* Minor in

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

o No upswing seen in marijuana use among youths o New Vansterdam sharpens security measures When recreational marijuana was legalized, Washington entered the unknown, triggering questions — and predictions — about what might happen. Would

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

COLVILLE — A northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped charges against him. Larry Harvey was 71.

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Seattle attorney Josh Miller often stays weekends in farmer Tom Lauerman's cannabis greenhouse when he comes to volunteer on the farm. Lauerman, top, is one of several marijuana entrepreneurs looking for a way around the state's legal ban on creating smoking establishments. (Ariane Kunze/The Columbian)
Cannabis Chronicles BlogThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

With the sun rising and roosters crowing, Josh Miller rolls out of a bed tucked in a greenhouse full of lush marijuana plants and lights up a joint. That’s how the Seattle attorney starts his

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

After initially stating that Washington’s marijuana sales dropped for the first time in July, the state released corrected figures Friday showing a significant increase for the month instead of a sales drop. It turns out

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SPOKANE — Spokane County’s busiest marijuana store has been robbed in what law enforcement officers are calling a “takeover-style” crime. The store is called Greenlight and is located in the suburb of Millwood. It routinely

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