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TAKE 5: CHRONIC MARIJUANA USE COULD IMPACT FERTILITY, UW STUDY SAYS

TAKE 5: CHRONIC MARIJUANA USE COULD IMPACT FERTILITY, UW STUDY SAYS April 25, 2018 | KING Early results from a University of Washington study show marijuana use may have a negative impact on male fertility. Dr. Thomas Walsh with the UW Men’s Health Center is working on an ongoing study that compares sperm analysis of marijuana users and non-marijuana users. Initial testing shows the sperm quality was worse in the current marijuana user group than the non-user group across all categories of analysis, which covered sperm volume, concentration, shape, andRead More


4/20 and medical marijuana — Now’s the time to unleash the power of pot

4/20 and medical marijuana — Now’s the time to unleash the power of pot Dr. Manny Alvarez | April 21st, 2018 Friday is the 20th day of April. It’s also “420 Day” – a date when thousands of Americans celebrate the “cannabis culture.” Cue the adolescent giggles. But there’s so much more to this day than meets the blood-shot eye. It’s not about people taking off from work so they can smoke pot all day. If that’s the message people choose to glean from observing this “holiday,” then they areRead More


Washington Governor: ‘We’ve Got The Best Weed’

Washington Governor: ‘We’ve Got The Best Weed’ April 21, 2018 | Tom Angell Washington State’s governor is proud of his state’s legal marijuana. “I can honestly say, we’ve got the best weed in the United States of America,” Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said on Friday night. “It’s a growing industry, and well-regulated.” Inslee was speaking during an appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show, Real Time. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the first time Donald Trump said something that was actually true, if he said he would leave us alone onRead More


1 year of legal marijuana sales, 115 years of Seattle Times coverage

1 year of legal marijuana sales, 115 years of Seattle Times coverage July 7, 2015 // Updated March 19, 2018 | Paige Cornwell Cannabis made one of its first appearances in The Seattle Daily Times in 1911, in a recipe to cure corns. An extract of cannabis, along with sodium and collodion, would form a paste. Readers were instructed to “paint over the corn once or twice a day and scrape away superficial growth in three or four days.” Later stories journeyed from a portrayal of marijuana as an illegal,Read More


Alaska Senate Passes Resolution Urging Feds to Respect State Marijuana Laws, Reconsider Marijuana as Schedule 1 Drug

Alaska Senate Passes Resolution Urging Feds to Respect State Marijuana Laws, Reconsider Marijuana as Schedule 1 Drug Anthony Martinelli | April 19, 2018 House Joint Resolution No. 21 urges the federal government” to respect the authority of the state to regulate marijuana use, production, and distribution and to honor previous federal guidance on marijuana policy”, and urges them “to reconsider its listing of marijuana as a schedule I controlled substance.” The House of representative has already approved the resolution in a unanimous vote last month. Alaska Senate Passes Resolution UrgingRead More


California and Colorado Are Getting Weed Cafes. Why Can’t Washington?

California and Colorado Are Getting Weed Cafes. Why Can’t Washington? Lester Black | Apr 11, 2018 In Seattle, you can legally buy weed, but there’s almost no- where you can legally smoke it. If you own your own house (praise be unto you, oh privileged and wealthy one), you obviously can light up a joint in your living room—and by the time you’re down to the roach, your house will have appreciated by another $1,000. But for the rest of us, including tourists who have come to visit expressly becauseRead More


Trump deal promises no pot crackdown despite Sessions’ threats

Trump deal promises no pot crackdown despite Sessions’ threats Joel Connelly | April 17, 2018 President Trump, doing a backroom political deal, has promised that states can enact their own marijuana laws and regulations, and that there will be no Justice Department crackdown on states where recreational pot is legal. The promise was made by Trump to Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, and behind the back of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump deal promises no pot crackdown despite Sessions’ threats


Alaska House Passes Bill Restricting Public Access to Some Cannabis Possession Criminal Records

Alaska House Passes Bill Restricting Public Access to Some Cannabis Possession Criminal Records TG Branfalt | 4/16/2018 Alaska’s House of Representatives has passed a bill that would restrict public access to some criminal records for simple cannabis possession, according to a KTVA report. The measure is intended to make it easier for those with possession convictions to get employed. Who would benefit? Individuals 21 or older at the time of the offense who were convicted of possessing 1 ounce of cannabis or less, according to the bill text. State Rep.Read More