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How This Former Radio Personality Found Relief From Advanced Arthritis Using Marijuana

How This Former Radio Personality Found Relief From Advanced Arthritis Using Marijuana Trey Reckling | Mar 08, 2017 Mary White had been in radio broadcasting for many years as a beloved drive time morning personality based in Seattle. Known to have a keen, sometimes racy streak of humor, Mary was a woman in motion, hiking, sightseeing and even teaching cooking classes, one of her greater passions. That is, until advanced arthritis, continued joint problems and a botched hip replacement surgery stopped her in her tracks. The pain was substantial and her doctorsRead More


Legal weed, Idaho customers breathe life into tiny Oregon town, irk Otter

Legal weed, Idaho customers breathe life into tiny Oregon town, irk Otter MARCH 4, 2017 | SVEN BERG Huntington has become a hot destination, even if most visitors only stay long enough to buy marijuana products from the dispensaries in town. Not much more than a year ago, the city was fading, its population slowly diminishing, as has been the case in countless small towns across the American West. Businesses like the truck stop east of town closed, and the flow of visitors thinned after the freeway bypassed the city. LegalRead More


ON AN ISLAND WITH A MICROPHONE

ON AN ISLAND WITH A MICROPHONE Megan Campbell | February 15, 2017 Hold on—the cows are getting into the flowering cannabis plants. “No, really,” says Shango Los, host of the podcast Ganjapreneur. He’s recording the show in his home studio on a rural island southwest of Seattle, Washington. And his neighbor’s cows have wandered over yet again for shade, bird bath water and delicious flowers, though this is the first time they’ve gone after the marijuana. ON AN ISLAND WITH A MICROPHONE


Fife — soon the site of two pot shops — drops 2-year-old ban on marijuana sales

Fife — soon the site of two pot shops — drops 2-year-old ban on marijuana sales MARCH 2, 2017 | JOHN GILLIE Fife has eliminated its ban on marijuana sales, production and processing. The city straddling Interstate 5 joins a gaggle of Pierce County cities that either already allow cannabis sales or are considering ending their bans on sales, processing and production. The Fife City Council dropped the 2-year-old ban at its Tuesday council meeting. The city’s planning commission had recommended the prohibition be lifted because of several factors, the cityRead More


The Wink in Weed: How Redmond, Washington’s First Legal Pot Shop Will Forever Change The City That Bill Gates Built

The Wink in Weed: How Redmond, Washington’s First Legal Pot Shop Will Forever Change The City That Bill Gates Built MARCH 1, 2017 | David Rheins Redmond, Washington, is famously the home of Microsoft and Nintendo America, and less famously known as the Bicycle Capital of the World.  The affluent community is home to 60,000 residents, it’s quaint streets lined with upscale shopping choices providing a local population of techies and young families with all their daily needs: Starbucks Coffee, Hot Pot Donuts, Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, and nowRead More


Pot sales pay for schools and road repairs, but Trump might take that away

Pot sales pay for schools and road repairs, but Trump might take that away FEBRUARY 28, 2017 | ROB HOTAKAINEN President Donald Trump’s plan to crack down on recreational marijuana could blow a hole in the budgets of states that have come to rely on new tax revenue from pot sales to pay for everything from road repairs to schools. The Democratic governors of Washington state and Colorado, the first states that voted to legalize the drug for recreational purposes, in 2012, say their experiments have worked and that the federalRead More


Sheriff Urquhart expects White House to attack pot before safe injection sites

Sheriff Urquhart expects White House to attack pot before safe injection sites Feb 27, 2017 King County Sheriff John Urquhart is not entirely sold on the idea of safe injection sites.  But despite his misgivings, Urquhart believes the federal government is more apt to go after Washington’s  legalized marijuana than it is the incoming heroin sites Urquhart told KIRO Radio’s Ron and Don that he understands that the feds could target the state for plans to open two safe injection sites in King County that would allow drug addicts toRead More


Did the Trump Administration Really Declare War Against Recreational Marijuana States?

Did the Trump Administration Really Declare War Against Recreational Marijuana States? February 27, 2017 | John Davis Since the Press Conference on Thursday, February 23 there have been many articles insinuating that the Trump Administration has taken a stand against states with recreational (adult use) marijuana laws. I am not sure that is an accurate takeaway. For instance, take this article from CNN with the headline “White House: Feds will step up marijuana law enforcement” (video is included). It is important in the cannabis industry that we be particularly critical about the details ofRead More


Video: WSDA scientists test marijuana for pesticides

Video: WSDA scientists test marijuana for pesticides Shawn Gust | Feb 17, 2017 View the video here.


5 Things Donald Trump Should Know Before He Shuts Down The Legal Marijuana Industry

5 Things Donald Trump Should Know Before He Shuts Down The Legal Marijuana Industry FEB 25, 2017 | Julie Weed Marijuana, like alcohol, can be regulated, taxed and used in moderation by adults who choose it, like a glass of wine with dinner.  The burgeoning legal cannabis industry wants Donald Trump to know five critical benefits to marijuana legalization. 5 Things Donald Trump Should Know Before He Shuts Down The Legal Marijuana Industry