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The Columbian / Associated Press

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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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

PORTLAND — An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug. Cyd Maurer, a morning weekend anchor at Eugene’s ABC affiliate KEZI-TV, said she was

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Election Oregon Marijuana
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Changes to the state’s medical marijuana program — part of an overhaul of the system recently approved by lawmakers — take effect Friday. The state’s Liquor Control Board is now the Liquor and Cannabis Board.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Changes to the state’s medical marijuana program — part of an overhaul of the system recently approved by lawmakers — take effect Friday. Post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries will now be considered qualifying

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Sara Kemple, right, 25, a clerk at Main Street Marijuana, helps customers at the store in Vancouver's Uptown Village. With $1.76 million in sales in June, the store has continued to have the highest sales of any pot shop reporting sales activity to the Washington State Liquor Control Board. (Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has voted to make it easier for businesses that legally produce and sell marijuana to do business with banks and other financial services providers. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an

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Janie Rayburn counts money as she works the till at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver Friday December 26, 2014. The shop has seen a lot of changes in its first year in business. (Natalie Behring/ The Columbian)
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

WASHINGTON — At the Cannabis Club Collective in Tacoma, Brian Caldwell has installed a top-of-the-line alarm system, motion sensors and a safe, hoping to protect the cash he collects from the 200-plus customers who buy

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In this Wednesday, June 17, 2015 photo, Frank Conrad, head of pot-testing lab Colorado Green Lab, charts potency levels of marijuana while his co-worker, Cindy Blair, works behind, at the lab in Denver. In states that regulate marijuana, officials are just starting to draft rules governing safe levels of chemicals. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Cannabis Chronicles BlogFeaturedThe Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

DENVER — Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to

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Election Oregon Marijuana
The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

OLYMPIA — A new state law bans open containers of marijuana in vehicles starting Sept. 26. The News Tribune says the new law means loose joints, open bags of bud or partially consumed packages of

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