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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

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: May 24th 2017

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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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Washington’s unregulated medical marijuana market has repeatedly been described as the wild, wild West. Well, the gunslinging has started. One activist Photoshopped a portrait of Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, a key lawmaker pushing the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow anyone 21 years old or older to grow as many as six marijuana plants at home. The bill was proposed Thursday by Sen. Jeanne

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SEATTLE – Let’s say your dog has seizures or chronic pain from arthritis. Living in pot-friendly Washington state, you figure he might benefit from medical cannabis. So you look around and find a handful of

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Anyone hoping to open a recreational marijuana business in Woodland this winter will have to hold their horses a little longer. The Woodland City Council looked poised to finally open its doors to pot growing

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Authorities say several students at a central Florida high school were sickened after they ate brownies laced with hash oil. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

This week, the Woodland City Council hopes to finally ease a monthslong headache over a contradiction in the city’s recreational marijuana laws. Late last year, the council voted 5-1 to open a portion of the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Critics of medical marijuana often note that most of the people using the system aren’t actually sick — they’re just using it as a way to get cheap, untaxed pot. And the critics aren’t entirely

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Navigating the medical marijuana system remains difficult in Washington, even for those who want to use CBD, a non-psychoactive component of the plant. Jim and Cindy Lightheart of Vancouver first learned that their daughter, Courtney,

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