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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs, disappointing activists who saw the case as a chance to get closer to their goal of nationwide

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

OLYMPIA — The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved an overhaul of the state’s medical marijuana market, sending to Gov. Jay Inslee a bill that seeks to eliminate unregulated dispensary sales now that the state’s recreational

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

OLYMPIA — The Washington state House moved forward Friday on an effort to reconcile the state’s medical and recreational marijuana industries. The chamber first passed a Senate measure addressing the medical side before moving on

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

PORTLAND — Two members of Oregon’s congressional delegation plan to introduce bills that would allow marijuana businesses operating in compliance with state law to take federal deductions on taxes like other small businesses. U.S. Sen.

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

DENVER — A federal banking official took the unprecedented step Thursday of meeting with marijuana business owners. But Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George gave no indication that the industry is any closer to

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

WOODLAND — After much ado, Woodland will allow businesses that grow recreational marijuana after all, barring any more unforeseen obstacles. The vote was 5-2 on Monday night to tweak a city ordinance that doesn’t allow

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

TACOMA -€” Bonney Lake’s ban on recreational marijuana businesses has spurred two lawsuits, filed in Pierce County Superior Court recently, that seek to overturn the city ordinance adopted early this year. One complaint claims the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

On a sunny afternoon in Vancouver, a former bank software expert, a temp, a nurse and a restaurant worker kept their hands busy as they chatted about why they left their old jobs and decided

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

DENVER -€” Alarmed by a rash of explosions and injuries caused when amateurs make hash oil, lawmakers in Colorado and Washington are considering spelling out what’s allowed when it comes to making the concentrated marijuana

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

OLYMPIA — The Senate has passed a bill that removes the excise tax on producers and processors of recreational marijuana and instead imposes the tax only on retail sales. Senate Bill 6062 passed on a

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