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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: October 3rd 2017

YAKIMA — The number of fatal Washington crashes involving drivers with marijuana in their system rose to 79 last year — more than double that of 2012 when voters legalized its recreational use. In Yakima

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: October 2nd 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Consider a typical cannabis farmer, growing an indoor crop. In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: October 1st 2017

DENVER — A ban on gummy bears and other edible marijuana products shaped like animals, people and fruit takes effect this month in Colorado – a change aimed at decreasing the likelihood small children will

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 21st 2017

WASHINGTON — Compared to a year ago, times may seem tough for those banking on the legalization of marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has raised “serious questions” about legalization, appears less friendly to the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 13th 2017

HONOLULU — Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. All of Hawaii’s eight

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 6th 2017

All the diverse effects of legalizing recreational marijuana may not be clear for a number of years, but one consequence has become evident almost immediately: Pot has never been so cheap. Steven Davenport of the

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: September 5th 2017

TALKEETNA, Alaska — The presence of a marijuana retail store has caused a deep divide in this quirky tourist town, where hundreds of visitors roam the streets daily browsing in art galleries and souvenir shops

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 31st 2017

PORTLAND — Wildfires scorching hundreds of acres in Southern Oregon are prompting evacuations, canceling popular performances of the Ashland Shakespeare Festival and casting a smoky cloud over the region’s most famous crop. Marijuana growers say

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 18th 2017

The top-selling pot shop in Washington may be outgrowing itself. Since opening in July 2014, Main Street Marijuana has served a deluge of customers in becoming the busiest marijuana retailer in the state. But only

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The Columbian / Associated Press

PUBLISHED: August 16th 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska — Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a one-time

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