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Saturday, July 30th, 2016

 

Frankie’s liquor sales suspended over allowing pot smoking in club

Frankie’s liquor sales suspended over allowing pot smoking in club BEN MUIR | JULY 29, 2016 An Olympia bar that became popular for an upstairs marijuana-smoking room has had it’s liquor tap shut off. Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill, a two-story establishment at 3663 Pacific Avenue SE, has been suspended from serving liquor for five days, according to the Washington State Liquor and Cannibis Board. The suspension ends Tuesday (Aug. 2) The suspension comes because Frankie’s failed to pay a $500 fine from 2015 for allowing people to consume marijuana onRead More


What’s Worse Than Pot Staying Illegal? Pot as an FDA-Regulated Drug

What’s Worse Than Pot Staying Illegal? Pot as an FDA-Regulated Drug WILL YAKOWICZ The end of marijuana prohibition is coming. But how the federal policies will change could have a dramatic effect on the nation’sburgeoning legal marijuana businesses, which could fall victim to the same scourge that has hampered so many other nascent industries: regulations. At the end of this month, the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration will announce their decision whether or not to reclassify marijuana under theControlled Substances Act. The agencies did not give aRead More


BINET busts marijuana grow near Beatty

BINET busts marijuana grow near Beatty STEPHEN FLOYD | Jul 28, 2016 The Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET) has busted an illegal marijuana grow in the Beatty area, according to a Thursday news release. Authorities seized 519 marijuana plants when they served a search warrant at the grow Wednesday near the intersection of Rio Vista Drive and Mayberry Drive, northeast of Beatty. BINET was assisted by Oregon State Police SWAT. Bassilio Morales Francisco, 36, was arrested while attempting to flee the scene and is accused of caring for and guardingRead More


Devontre Thomas is 19. He Could Face a Year in Prison. For a Gram of Marijuana.

Devontre Thomas is 19. He Could Face a Year in Prison. For a Gram of Marijuana. Leah Sottile | July 26 Devontre Thomas is 19 years old. In a few weeks, he goes on trial in federal court in Portland. If he loses, he could go to prison for a year. For possessing an amount of cannabis that would fill one joint. How could this happen in Oregon? On April 7, 2016, the U.S. attorney for Oregon filed a one-count federal misdemeanor charge against Thomas for possessing “about a gram” ofRead More


In a first, Oregon State Fair to feature marijuana plants

In a first, Oregon State Fair to feature marijuana plants Noelle Crombie | July 27, 2016 The Oregon State Fair celebrates oddities like the “curviest vegetable” and the “most misshapen fruit.” Fairgoers can marvel over award-winning onions and pumpkins and snap photos of the top pig and llama. This year, the state fair is adding a new attraction: prize-winning marijuana plants. For the first time, Oregon’s marijuana crop will be on display at the annual event, which runs Aug. 26 through Sept. 5. In a first, Oregon State Fair to featureRead More


DEA: Marijuana Homegrows Are ‘The New Meth Houses’

DEA: Marijuana Homegrows Are ‘The New Meth Houses’  Tom Angell | July 26, 2016 Colorado’s laws allowing medical and recreational cannabis have “led to a proliferation of large-scale marijuana grow operations in hundreds of homes throughout the state,” says a new Intelligence Report from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). “Much like the ‘meth houses’ of the 1990s, many of these homes may ultimately be rendered uninhabitable,” DEA claims. DEA: Marijuana Homegrows Are ‘The New Meth Houses’


King County lifts moratorium on legal pot businesses

King County lifts moratorium on legal pot businesses Bob Young | July 25, 2016 The Metropolitan King County Council lifted its moratorium on legal pot business in unincorporated areas of the county while addressing some concerns of rural residents. Legal pot farms were limited to parcels of 10 acres or more in rural zones by the council in Monday’s vote. Farms had been allowed in all Rural Area (RA) zones before the councilimposed the four-month moratorium in late April. King County lifts moratorium on legal pot businesses


Anchorage’s first commercial marijuana grows look for Assembly approval Tuesday

Anchorage’s first commercial marijuana grows look for Assembly approval Tuesday Laurel Andrews | July 26th, 2016 Two potential marijuana growers will vie for the approval of the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday evening, the first in Alaska’s largest city as the legal cannabis industry inches forward. Arctic Herbery and Dream Green Farms, two cultivation facilities located on different sides of town, will see their local marijuana licenses and special-use permits approved or denied Tuesday. Both businesses are standard cultivation facilities, meaning they can grow as many square feet of cannabis as their warehouses allow. Anchorage’s first commercial marijuana grows look forRead More


Council takes action on marijuana regulations in unincorporated King County

Council takes action on marijuana regulations in unincorporated King County Metropolitan King County | July 25, 2016 The Metropolitan King County Council has approved legislation refining existing county land use regulations concerning the growth, processing, and retail sale of marijuana. Included in the adopted ordinance are measures to: Council takes action on marijuana regulations in unincorporated King County


GW Pharmaceuticals Publishes First Ever Study Using THC in the Treatment of Arthritis

GW Pharmaceuticals Publishes First Ever Study Using THC in the Treatment of Arthritis Christopher Rasmussen Autoimmune diseases are becoming pandemic across the planet, a phenomenon that has taken off like a modern plague. Its causes are multifactorial, and finding out exactly why this is occurring will take many years of research. Patients suffering from autoimmune diseases have many conventional prescription medications at their disposal. However, all of these drugs carry significant side effects, some of which can be deadly. Patients who wish to avoid the sometimes serious adverse effects ofRead More