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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

As the recreational marijuana business sector continues to grow, so does my realization that the rabbit hole of knowledge about the plant stretches far deeper than I could ever have thought. I thought I’d try

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

There’s no doubt that the rollout of I-502 has frustrated consumers with high prices, shortages and random store closures. But there is a silver lining to the dark cloud – Washington’s efforts to fully study

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I saw an interesting piece in The Cannabist, the Denver Post’s pot portal, this morning and it got me thinking. The site has a great area for parents called Pot and Parenting. And the story

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

In case you guys missed it, my business story about the small but growing cannabis economy ran on Sunday. Conservatively, the sector has already launched at least 50 jobs in Clark County, and that’s not

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Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Farmer Tom Lauerman, an organic medical grower in Vancouver, has offered to do a series of pot strain reviews for us here at Cannabis Chronicles. He did his fifth review for us on what he

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Hey Guys! Little update on what’s available this weekend for you all: Main Street Marijuana has several sizes of Liberty Reach Blue Dream available, selling for $32.50 out the door after tax. They also have

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I know Vancouver’s two pot shops are reluctant to name growers that they’ve had negative experiences with. In a severe shortage, it’s always a good idea to not irritate your suppliers. But fortunately for us,

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Vancouver’s two marijuana stores have quite a bit of stock right now – especially if you like Blue Dream. This week both Main Street Marijuana and New Vansterdam got shipments of Blue Dream from BMF

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(The cannabis industry has strongly supported keeping children away from marijuana products)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

We had a bit of a discussion today in the newsroom about kids and how to keep them from using marijuana. I don’t think anyone in the cannabis industry wants people under age 21 to

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Thought I’d talk about a couple things in today’s post – CannaCon and (unrelated to that) the price spikes at pot shops. CannaCon I spent Friday at CannaCon, the biggest cannabis business conference in the

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Adam Stites, owner of Mirth Provisions in Longview, sent us another great guest post with his thoughts on the launch of edibles in Washington. Mirth should finally start bottling on Sunday, Aug. 17 and I

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Cannabis Chronicles Blog

PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Farmer Tom Lauerman, an organic medical grower in Vancouver, has offered to do a series of pot strain reviews for us here at Cannabis Chronicles. He did his fourth review for us on a popular

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I put out a call online for user-recommended links to learn more about cannabis. If we get more I’ll keep adding them to this post, and feel free to make your own suggestions in the

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Brandon Brock, owner of Mary Jane’s House of Glass at 212 N.E. 164th Avenue, won the Liquor Control Board lottery to license the first pot store in Washougal back in June. But bans and moratoriums,

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Great story today by Columbian Reporter Justin Runquist about what’s going on in Washougal. Looks like their City Council extended its ban on marijuana businesses and collective gardens for another two years. A few lawsuits

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I called Rep. Denny Heck’s office while looking for some answers on the excise tax issues I’ve been learning about. They referred me to another agency, but they also gave me some details on the

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Steven H. North, an accountant in Spokane, got in touch with me after problems arose at local stores over taxes. The BiotrackTHC software that many cannabis businesses in Washington use added in a federal tax

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

UPDATE (8/14/14): Main Street Marijuana is closed, will reopen Friday afternoon after expected shipment arrives. New Vansterdam has been closed all week, will reopen Saturday at 11 a.m. with new stock. Just a little update

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Lots of folks have been waiting for the first edibles to get to stores. They arrived last week in some parts of the state, and should be getting to Vancouver in the next week or

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has a plethora of information available about I502 or legal marijuana on its website. I thought I’d put a post up with links, since I’ve had some requests for

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(Medical marijuana user Krae Williams, 71, walks out of Main Street Marijuana after buying weed from a recreational store for the first time. Photo by Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

UPDATE: Just added some comments to the story from Biotrack’s COO, who just called me. Just as stores were starting to level out with at least a somewhat steady supply to keep their doors open,

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

While the recreational side of marijuana legalization is supposed to be aimed at people who want to use the drug for fun, I’m often surprised by how many folks are buying from recreational stores to

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The Camas Liberty Theatre will host a regional premiere of “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington” from August 8-14. Looks like an interesting film to check out if you’re interested in I502 and marijuana

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

A new grower – the fourth in Clark County – has been approved by the Liquor Control Board to set up shop in Brush Prairie. The tier two farm, Welwater, appeared on the approved list

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(From Mirth's Site: Word to your mother! Mother Nature, that is. This infusion of fresh juices and cannabis extract is an awesome companion for soaking in natural beauty, whether you hike Mt. Rainier or hang out in your own backyard. Toss it in a backpack, grab a map and a friend, and spend some time with Mama.)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The Liquor Control Board has released a list of approved infused products, which one would assume we could see in stores relatively soon. Products are listed here and will be updated every Tuesday: http://www.liq.wa.gov/records/frequently-requested-lists The

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Couple stories out there this week out of Europe that say cannabis use can cause cardiovascular problems, including one that tries to link two heart attack deaths to it. But the science here looks iffy

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Most folks have heard about Seattle’s Hempfest, to be held Aug. 15-17 this summer. But there’s another interesting event running parallel to it up north that looks equally interesting. CannaCon, held Aug. 14-17 in the

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Farmer Tom Lauerman, an organic medical grower in Vancouver, has offered to do a series of pot strain reviews for us here at Cannabis Chronicles. He did his third review for us on a strain

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

People can no longer smoke marijuana at the outdoor smoking tent at Mint Tea in uptown Vancouver. A representative from the state Liquor Control Board visited the store, at 2014 Main Street, after seeing news

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

In late July issues came to a head in Vancouver over the lack of a place for out-of-town folks to smoke the marijuana they purchase at local stores. Reporter Justin Runquist did a great job

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

In what seems like a good sign that the statewide recreational marijuana shortage is improving, both of Vancouver’s pot shops will be open this weekend, each with about 15 strains available from different growers. Main

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(A lawsuit by Liz Hallock claims that outdoor growers in the Spokane area have been colluding to fix marijuana prices)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I got a chance to go over and visit with Farmer Tom Lauerman, a Vancouver organic medical grower, on Wednesday afternoon. Lauerman’s farm, which isn’t supplying I502 recreational stores (although he is trying to license

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Sour Diesel - Peninsula Cannabis - Harsh smoke, very rough on the throat. I also tried Blue Dream from this grower and had a similar experience. I was warned by New Vansterdam that it was most likely harvested early, so at least they were up front about it.
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Alex Redbud on Facebook has been trying several pot strains from different growers that she’s purchased at Vancouver’s two shops, Main Street Marijuana and New Vansterdam. She shared her pictures of those products with us

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Some folks have complained that they don’t want us to cover marijuana issues, that they want us to not write about stores or growers or strains. Apologies if you’re offended, but we will continue to

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(Pamela Luminaire smokes a joint Saturday at Mint Tea on Main Street, where patrons can smoke marijuana in designated areas, in Vancouver. -Natalie Behring)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Justin Runquist, The Columbian’s small cities reporter, has another great story today about the legalities of Mint Tea’s pot smoking tent. Beyond the story in today’s paper, Justin checked in with Jenna Eckert, Mint Tea’s

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

They’re baaaaack. Main Street Marijuana reopened Monday after last week’s standoff against price gouging and bad quality product. Prices remain high, but at least there are more assurances for the consumer about quality. And growers

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(CannaSol Farms product on the left, Monkey Grass Farms on the right, -Alex Redbud)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I had an educational discussion with one of our Facebook readers this past weekend and wanted to pass along some of the information to you folks. Alex Redbud (which may or may not be her

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(Sunshine Weinnmann, center, smokes a pipe with marijuana Saturday at Mint Tea. -Natalie Behring)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

No police showed up to arrest anybody at the first official “cannabis friendly” event at Mint Tea since the first marijuana store in Vancouver, Main Street Marijuana, opened down the block on July 9. It

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Curious about what folks in Southwest Washington are looking for at Vancouver’s two neighborhood pot shops? Jessica Lenderts at Leafly asked the folks there to compile some stats from their Website for Cannabis Chronicles. Here’s

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Farmer Tom Lauerman, an organic medical grower in Vancouver, has offered to do a series of pot strain reviews for us here at Cannabis Chronicles. He did his second review for us on a strain

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The nice folks at Leafly sent us this handy introduction to recreational cannabis – with some good tips and information for folks new to legal pot. The company, based in Seattle, has a great phone

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I put out a call on social media for input on any strains people have tried so far from local shops. I got a few responses, and if I get more on this post I’ll

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

High prices have been a bit of the expected norm over the past few weeks since the state’s first pot shops opened. It’s a basic supply and demand issue, with growers that have any product

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Jenna Eckert, co-owner of Mint Tea, thinks its about time for legal marijuana to come even further out into the open. So she’s holding Vancouver’s first “cannabis friendly” event at her shop at 2014 Main

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(A vapor store is preparing to open beneath an apartment complex that bans smoking -Steven Lane/The Columbian)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Columbian reporter Scott Hewitt has an interesting story in today’s paper looking at pot rules and apartments. Several apartment complexes don’t want people smoking anything – tobacco or pot – because it damages walls, carpets

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Despite shortages, sales continue to be brisk at Vancouver’s two retail marijuana stores: Main Street Marijuana and New Vansterdam. Main Street Marijuana released sales figures to The Columbian for marijuana products purchased from its opening

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(Medical Marijuana rules may soon change in Washington. - photo by Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

If you missed it this weekend, Columbian health reporter Marissa Harshman had a great piece about conflicts between pharmaceutical pain meds and medical marijuana use. Looks like health care providers are generally unwilling to let

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(Photo by Tyler Sikstrom, Columbia River Cannabis)
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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

You’d think jumping through all the i502 hoops would be enough stress for one grower to deal with, but with wildfires spreading through the state, one outdoor grower ended up with an even bigger headache.

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Quick update today on who’s open with what Friday through the weekend: New Vansterdam ran out of stock Friday at 3:30 but is getting a new shipment on Saturday morning. Main Street Marijuana ran out

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Here’s a little update on stores and supplies for today: Main Street Marijuana reopened with 1,200 packages of marijuana product on Tuesday at 11 a.m. – they sold 700 packages that day and are expecting

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