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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

DENVER — A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system. A pair of lawsuits filed

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

ALBANY, Ore. — A man making butane honey oil out of marijuana has been hospitalized and cited by police after the gas caused an explosion in his Albany garage. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that 37-year-old

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Olympia — Despite legalization of marijuana in Washington state, Olympia Hempfest still embraces some of its rebellious roots. The two-day celebration of cannabis culture kicked off Saturday with plenty of live music, pipes, clothing and

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

NEW YORK — Soon after Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, Todd Mitchem’s son proposed using the plant for a horticulture project at his Montessori school in Denver. School officials said no way, despite support from dad,

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