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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 13th 2018

PORTLAND — Oregon’s top federal prosecutor has charged nine people with financial and drug crimes in a scheme that involved defrauding banks and using the money to start illegal marijuana grow houses and fund an

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 11th 2018

PORTLAND — Mayors from six U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 8th 2018

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 8th 2018

ARLINGTON — An explosion at Smokey Point Productions, a cannabis producer in Arlington sent one person to the hospital. The Everett Daily Herald reports that an employee was taken to Cascade Valley Hospital Thursday afternoon

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 4th 2018

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say smoking marijuana is “morally acceptable,” while 31 percent disapprove of pot on moral grounds, according to a survey released Monday by Gallup. That’s a sharp jump from 2013, when a

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: June 1st 2018

PORTLAND — When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers for

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 30th 2018

No member of the Clark County Council signaled that they had a change of heart regarding the county’s restrictions on pot following a nearly 2 1/2 -hour special work session on cannabis Wednesday evening. The

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 30th 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An alarming increase in the use of a highly toxic and banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California is leading U.S. and state officials to team up

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 29th 2018

BEND, Ore. — State regulators say Oregon produced enough recreational cannabis last year to supply every adult resident with more than 5 ounces of legal marijuana. The Bend Bulletin reported there were more than 1 million

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 25th 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of

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