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Doctor Loses Medical License For Legally Treating Her Menstrual Cramps With Cannabis

Doctor Loses Medical License For Legally Treating Her Menstrual Cramps With Cannabis Sep 6, 2018 | Tobias Coughlin-Bogue When Dr. Yolanda Ng was offered a job as a pediatric nephrologist at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington, she was thrilled. She’d already been working in the position for five months as a locum, the medical industry equivalent of a temp, and liked the work. Plus, they were happy to allow her to split time between Spokane and San Jose, where her family lives. Little did she know, acceptingRead More


The Cannabis Alliance Looks for Sustainable Packaging Options

The Cannabis Alliance Looks for Sustainable Packaging Options 9/06/2018 | Lukas Barfield Washington state has come under fire recently for allowing garbage from its legal cannabis system to find its way into local sewers and waterways; some in the industry, however, are working to find solutions to cannabis packaging pollution. The Cannabis Alliance, a Washington nonprofit cannabis trade organization, has convened a committee to investigate options for green cannabis packaging. The committee has recommended implementing a packaging recycling program but says cost and regulatory issues still exist at this time. For theRead More


Have a Heart and UFCW 21 just formed the state’s first cannabis union contract

Have a Heart and UFCW 21 just formed the state’s first cannabis union contract Zosha Millman | August 24, 2018 It’s official: Washington has its first cannabis union. Have a Heart, which has locations in numerous states, as well as several stores within Washington, signed the state’s first collective bargaining agreement between a union and an adult-use cannabis retailer. “This relationship is quite unusual, in a very positive sense,” said Todd Crosby, UFCW 21 president, in a statement. “It’s rare for an employer and their employees to reach a firstRead More


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


Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice

Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice David DiSalvo | Jul 31, 2018 Mice with pancreatic cancer treated with a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and chemotherapy survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study that spotlights the potential for human treatment. CBD, the non-psychoactive (non-intoxicating) compound in marijuana, has already been shown to improve side effects of chemotherapy like nausea and vomiting. The latest results provide more justification for testing in humans, building on prior animal research that uncovered possible anti-cancer propertiesRead More