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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SALEM, Ore. — After months of negotiations and right before recreational pot becomes legal, Oregon House legislators passed a bill Wednesday setting up the state’s legal marijuana market. The measure creates regulations for medical and

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

CHICAGO — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

YAKIMA — Yakima police have shut down a retail marijuana shop after it opened despite the city’s rule banning pot sales. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Happy Time owner Jaime Campos on Friday cited an

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SEATTLE — The federal government has agreed to pay for an analysis of sewer samples to determine levels of marijuana use in Washington state. The University of Puget Sound said Monday the National Institutes of

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Tacoma — Fescue grass isn’t the only grass making news during the U.S. Open. Along with hats, caps, polo shirts and posters depicting Chambers Bay, U.S. Open golf fans are buying marijuana. “There’s definitely an

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

As Oregonians prepare to enter the new world of legal marijuana, the state wants folks to know a few things. With the slogan, “Educate Before You Recreate,” The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched a

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

WASHINGTON — Since the 1970s, advocates of an aggressive drug war have maintained that any liberalization of drug laws would “send the wrong message” to kids and increase adolescent drug use. This claim has been

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

DENVER — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. The state Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Monday that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The selection of recreational marijuana in Southwest Washington grows wider this weekend with the opening of Vancouver’s sixth pot shop, GreenHead Cannabis. GreenHead opens its doors for the first time at 10 a.m. today along

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

SEATTLE — Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington this week for

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