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FeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

With just about six weeks left to the one-year anniversary of recreational cannabis in Washington, a new sign of the normalization of that industry has appeared. Under the leadership of the labor union United Food

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers will consider creating a sales tax for marijuana in place of fees applied to growers, the method approved by voters in last year’s ballot measure legalizing the drug. The idea

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FeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SEATTLE — Washington state marijuana enforcement officials say they’re beginning undercover sting operations to make sure legal pot stores aren’t selling to anyone under 21. The Liquor Control Board announced Tuesday that this month it’s

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

EVERETT — The Snohomish County council has passed an ordinance that bans pot-growing operations from opening shop in certain rural areas. KING 5 News reports (http://kng5.tv/1El6B8R) that the county had allowed the growing operations in

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(Tim Dudley, the chairman of The Cannabis Corner's governing board, gives a tour of city-owned pot shop just before its opening in March. The store is struggling to break even in its first two months, but leaders are hopeful for a recovery during the busy summer tourist season. -Steven Lane/The Columbian)
FeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

By Justin Runquist Columbian small cities reporter In its first two months in business, the nation’s only city-owned pot shop is struggling to break even. The Cannabis Corner — a small marijuana store just off

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(House Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, looks out over the House Chamber moments before the start of a 30-day special session of the Legislature on Wednesday in Olympia. -Elaine Thompson/AP)
FeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

By Lauren Dake Columbian political writer On the first day of the special legislative session, Washington House members took up a bill that would change the way the state taxes recreational marijuana. Washington lawmakers are

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

On the first day of the special legislative session, Washington House members took up a bill that would change the way the state taxes recreational marijuana. Washington lawmakers are back in Olympia this week after

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

By The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Legislators writing rules for recreational pot in Oregon propose to limit the size of medical marijuana growing operations. Their intention is to stanch a potential alternative source

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(Haiden Day, 6, second from right, who has Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy that his father, Ryan Day, right, says is best treated with medical marijuana, talks with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, before Inslee signed a bill Friday at the Capitol in Olympia that overhauls Washington's medical marijuana market. The bill also creates a voluntary database of patients and cracks down on unregulated dispensary sales. Inslee has said the measure is needed now that the state's voter-approved recreational market is in place. -AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

By Lauren Dake and Sue Vorenberg Columbian Staff Reporters Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Friday that will regulate the state’s medical marijuana system and create a voluntary patient database of users. While signing Senate

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Law firms and marijuana have long intersected in criminal court. But as pot goes mainstream, firms are getting into the business side of the multi-billion-dollar industry. Over the past several years, small

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