Hemp planting set for May 24 in Washington State - Cannabis News

It’s been nearly a century in the making, but this May will bring with it the first legal planting of the versatile, valuable industrial hemp oilseed and fiber crop in Washington State in approximately 90 years.

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Hemp planting set for May 24 in Washington State - Cannabis News

It’s been nearly a century in the making, but this May will bring with it the first legal planting of the versatile, valuable industrial hemp oilseed and fiber crop in Washington State in approximately 90 years.

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Marijuana sales surge in Washington State – Cannabis News

TACOMA – Sales of marijuana products in Washington state have for the first time surpassed $200 million in a quarter.

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Marijuana sales surge in Washington State – Cannabis News

TACOMA – Sales of marijuana products in Washington state have for the first time surpassed $200 million in a quarter.

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Washington State hemp boss hopes for spring planting – Cannabis News

Washington’s hemp coordinator says she’s optimistic growers will plant the crop next year, though obtaining seeds depends on approval from a federal drug enforcement agency that still classifies hemp on a par with heroin.

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Weedtown, USA: Home to America’s First City-Owned Pot Shop – Cannabis News

The shop, which opened its doors in 2015, is run by the city, making it the only government-operated cannabis store in the country.

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Weedtown, USA: Home to America’s First City-Owned Pot Shop – Cannabis News

The shop, which opened its doors in 2015, is run by the city, making it the only government-operated cannabis store in the country.

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Look For The Union Label On Some Recreational Marijuana in Washington State – Cannabis News

Recreational marijuana buyers in the south Puget Sound can now find products with a union label.

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Veterans’ cry: ‘I found marijuana, and it saved me’ – Cannabis News

About 200 people gathered outside the Washington State Capitol on Friday for the second annual Veteran Suicide Awareness March to bring hope to war veterans and advocate for a bill that would include post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in the state’s medical cannabis program.

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'Indulge with confidence,' says Willie Nelson of his new Reserve marijuana brand – Cannabis News

Country music icon Willie Nelson, long an advocate of marijuana legalization, is putting his money where his mouth (and joint) is by launching Willie’s Reserve, a new marijuana brand to be introduced in Washington and Colorado over the next few months.

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Washington State marijuana sales surpass $1 billion – Marijuana News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Marijuana sales in Washington continue to rise nearly two years after recreational marijuana became legal in the state.

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Tumwater, Wash., once known for beer, now home to marijuana firms – Marijuana News

TUMWATER, WASH. - The city of Tumwater and its urban growth area could have a new slogan: Instead of "It's the water," once famously associated with the former brewery, it could be "It's the bud."

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Illegal marijuana production has plummeted in Washington State since 2010 – Marijuana News

Illegal marijuana production has fallen drastically in recent years in Washington State, although law enforcement says public lands here remain a hotbed for cartel activity.

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Feds spend week on Wash. pot farm: 'This is novel for us'

A bud trimmer at a medical marijuana operation near Vancouver, Washington. Image via KOMONews.com
 
Federal researchers spent most of the week on a working medical marijuana farm in Vancouver, Washington to study the occupational hazards of growing and processing marijuana. 
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Puff test for pot use will be reality within a year, WSU researchers say

Joints for sale at Mr. Bill’s of Buckley, the first recreational marijuana store to open in Pierce County outside of Tacoma, September 2014. Image: Peter Haley Staff photographer, via NewsTribune.com
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Researchers at Washington State University say they think they are about a year away from having a portable breath test that police can use to detect if someone has recently consumed marijuana.
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Washington Expects Pot Sales Tax Revenue Surge to $1 Billion

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Washington State expects marijuana sales taxes to bring in more than $1 billion over the next four years, according to a budget forecast published by the Office of Financial Management.
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