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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

 

Judge says county has authority to shut down Sticky Budz

Judge says county has authority to shut down Sticky Budz Aug 16, 2018 | Aug 17, 2018 A Kittitas County Superior Court judge on Thursday gave Yakima County a green light to shut down cannabis grower and processor Sticky Budz, which has been operating in an unincorporated area despite a ban on such operations. In a letter announcing the decision, Judge Scott Sparks said Yakima County commissioners were within their legal authority to enforce the county ban and shut down the business, which is situated on Yakima Valley Highway justRead More


You Could Buy WSDA-Certified Organic Pot Next Year

You Could Buy WSDA-Certified Organic Pot Next Year Lester Black | Aug 13, 2018 Pot shoppers in Washington will be able to buy cannabis certified to organic-like standards by the state government as early as next year, according to a spokesperson for the Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA). “The goal is to be able to begin offering the service next year, in 2019, and we’re on track right now to be able to do that,” said Hector Castro, a spokesperson for the WSDA. https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/08/13/30701385/you-could-buy-wsda-certified-organic-pot-next-year


Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills Kristen Millares Young | August 14, 2018 Washington state’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place. Plastic “doob tubes” and small Mylar bags used to package pot are moldering in gutters, bleaching out in landfills and bobbing in waterways. Concentrated nutrients and fertilizers left over from cannabis growing operations are being dumped in public sewers and making their way past wastewater treatment plants into Puget Sound. And millions of pounds of weed harvest waste that could beRead More


Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills Kristen Millares Young | August 14 Washington state’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place. Plastic “doob tubes” and small Mylar bags used to package pot are moldering in gutters, bleaching out in landfills and bobbing in waterways. Concentrated nutrients and fertilizers left over from cannabis growing operations are being dumped in public sewers and making their way past wastewater treatment plants into Puget Sound. And millions of pounds of weed harvest waste that could be compostedRead More


The legal drug we should be worried about isn’t marijuana

The legal drug we should be worried about isn’t marijuana Gianmarco Raddi | July 18, 2018 Massachusetts recently issued its first recreational marijuana license, bringing pot more fully into the ranks of regulated substances. Bravo! Decriminalizing drugs is a tactic that has been demonstrated to reduce their harm, notably in Portugal. And legalizing pot in Colorado and other states has not led to a surge in usage and related crime — or indeed even that collective societal zombification predicted by legalization opponents. But regulation is not a panacea, as we’reRead More


Father pushes for Washington bill in honor of dying daughter with rare illness

Father pushes for Washington bill in honor of dying daughter with rare illness Matt Markovich | August 10th 2018 River Barclay does her best to sing along with her favorite movie Frozen, but it’s hard — it’s more like a cheerful groan. She can hear just fine, but just sees shapes on the iPad with the movie planning in front of her. She’s 95 percent blind, her dad John Barclay said, and she suffers from childhood dementia, a running playlist of memories that are quickly disappearing. “It’s horrific,” Barclay said.Read More