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It just got easier to wipe that weed conviction off your record in WA. Here’s how

It just got easier to wipe that weed conviction off your record in WA. Here’s how Melissa Santos | July 29, 2019 More than six years have passed since Washington voters approved legalizing marijuana use for adults 21 and older. Yet for thousands of people, past convictions for possessing the drug continue to follow them. For many in Washington state, that won’t have to be the case anymore. Starting this week, a new state law will allow people convicted of possessing marijuana before it was legalized to wipe their records clean. Under Senate Bill 5605,Read More


Software problems cripple Washington state pot industry

Software problems cripple Washington state pot industry GENE JOHNSON | July 24th 2019 At least a dozen marijuana samples typically show up every day at Trace Analytics, a lab in Spokane that tests products for Washington’s legal cannabis industry. On Tuesday, a single one arrived — a symptom of the most recent problems concerning the state’s “seed-to-sale” tracking system. Software glitches with the massive database last week began preventing businesses from transporting their products, costing them hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost sales and forcing some to furlough workers.Read More


Massage Therapy and Cannabis Topicals: More than Relaxation

Massage Therapy and Cannabis Topicals: More than Relaxation Jen Chan | June 14, 2019 Have you ever coughed or sneezed so hard that your back went out?  “Slept wrong” where you wake up with a nasty kink in your neck or shoulder and have limited range of motion? As we age, we start paying more attention to our health.  Sometimes it’s because our health is not as optimal as we desire.  Sometimes it’s because we see the health of the people around us deteriorate with age. We were told thatRead More


Federal Way weighs lifting dispensary ban

Federal Way weighs lifting dispensary ban July 22, 2019 | Ali Bradley While marijuana has been legal in Washington State for years now, there are still some cities where you would be hard-pressed to find cannabis. Federal Way is one of those cities, but come November that could change. Krissy Grant doesn’t just want cannabis nearby, she needs it. “Currently, I bus over an hour and a half each direction,” Grant said. “I use two different types of CBD daily.” Federal Way weighs lifting dispensary ban


What you need to know about the healing benefits of marijuana’s CBG

What you need to know about the healing benefits of marijuana’s CBG Nicole Skrobin | February 20, 2019 Cannabis is an extremely complex plant, and it contains many more cannabinoids than just THC and CBD. How many cannabinoids do you think this plant contains? So far, more than 60 cannabinoid compounds have been discovered, and Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of them. CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can help treat multiple medical conditions, diseases, and illnesses. Although THC and CBD are two commonly consumed cannabinoids, CBG is gaining more popularity and attentionRead More


Spokane’s clean air agency is finally collecting annual fees to reduce pot farm odors, but outdoor growers feel unfairly targeted

Spokane’s clean air agency is finally collecting annual fees to reduce pot farm odors, but outdoor growers feel unfairly targeted Samantha Wohlfeil | July 11, 2019 Walk through the field at Orange State Cannabis, tucked behind an opaque privacy fence topped with razor wire, and there’s a surprising lack of the telltale odor you’d expect from a cannabis farm. But the outdoor plants aren’t flowering when the Inlander visits the farm near Elk on a warm summer day last week. It’s when the flowers are produced and harvest happens thatRead More


High hopes for reducing cannabis stigma at Bellingham Budfest

High hopes for reducing cannabis stigma at Bellingham Budfest July 18, 2019 | Kyra Planetz As soft jazz melodies drifted through the air, the heat from a sunny afternoon was made bearable by the cool breeze and breathtaking views of Bellingham Bay. Crowds of people meandered through dozens of tented booths scattered around Zuanich Point Park, while others lay in the grass soaking up the sun, listening to the musicians or people-watching. Such a tranquil scene was host to Bellingham Budfest on Sunday, July 14. The first-annual event celebrated cannabisRead More


Mental health pros divided on therapeutic value of cannabis

Mental health pros divided on therapeutic value of cannabis July 18, 2019 | Tracy Damon We all hear stories of marijuana working wonders for people with chronic pain, seizures, and other physical health issues. But while research is limited and any conclusions must include all sorts of legal disclaimers, it may have some mental health value as well. “Marijuana is frequently used as a Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment for epilepsy, post- traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, among other potentially debilitating illnesses,” said Dr. Jameson Lontz, a psychologistRead More


Multiple Sclerosis: Here’s Why Cannabis Is So Effective Against MS

Multiple Sclerosis: Here’s Why Cannabis Is So Effective Against MS July 28, 2016 | Anna Wilcox Cannabis has been wildly successful in treating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Patients all over the world have found much-needed relief from pain, gastrointestinal distress, muscle spasms, and even paralysis thanks to cannabis. But, how can a herb possibly be so effective in treating an incurable neurodegenerative disorder? The answer to this question will amaze you. Here’s how cannabis eases symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis: Here’s Why Cannabis Is So Effective Against MS


Researchers: Educate Hospice Staff on Medical Cannabis

Researchers: Educate Hospice Staff on Medical Cannabis Jim Parker | June 25, 2019 Hospice clinicians, particularly those who perform home visits, need more education about how to address medical cannabis, authors of a recent Journal of Palliative Medicine study told Hospice News. With a rising number of states legalizing medical cannabis, hospice clinicians are increasingly likely to encounter the substance in patient homes. A team of pharmacist and nurse researchers from the University of Maryland, Enclara Pharmacia and Turn-Key Health surveyed 310 hospice clinicians and administrators in 40 states regardingRead More