Happy 4/20 to all: Ellensburg events roundup

Happy 4/20 to all: Ellensburg events roundup

Miles King
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

April 20, 2017 will be just like any other Thursday this year for many people. For those who use marijuana, it has become a day of celebration and relaxation. Many myths about the true origin of 420 exist. “It was the police code for cannabis consumption,” said Brittany Choyce, owner of The Green...

No trail to Oregon: Senate passes information bill

No trail to Oregon: Senate passes information bill

Miles King
April 12, 2017
Filed under The EverGreen Scene

Oregon Senate Bill 863, a bill concerning policies of identification record keeping in marijuana dispensaries, has reached the Oregon State House and has been passed. Oregon will follow Washington, Alaska and Colorado, who already have similar laws in place.   Although not yet passed due to...

The results are in: Underage use not getting higher

The results are in: Underage use not getting higher

Ryan Kinker, News Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under The EverGreen Scene

The argument against the legalization of marijuana has taken another blow with the release of new survey results in Washington. The Washington State Healthy Youth Survey, which is a biennial survey which polls the health behavior and habits of sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth graders from all 39 counties...

Marijuana is up for rescheduling … Sort of.

Marijuana is up for rescheduling … Sort of.

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under National/Worldwide, News, The EverGreen Scene

Republican Virginia Rep. Griffith Morgan introduced HR 715 that could reschedule marijuana which is currently a Schedule I drug. If it passes, marijuana will be rebranded under the Federal Controlled Substance Act. HR 715 also removes Cannabidiol (CBD) oil from the marijuana umbrella and removes restrictions...

‘Not for Kids’

‘Not for Kids’

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Local, News, The EverGreen Scene

Washington has taken further precautions to prevent children from eating marijuana edibles. Effective Feb. 14, all marijuana edibles have to be labeled with a “Not for Kids” warning logo. Edibles include anything meant to be swallowed, such as candy, soda, or brownies. This also applies to...

Marijuana Mondays Educates students

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under CWU, News, The EverGreen Scene

CWU is doing its part to educate students on marijuana. The Wellness Center is hosting Marijuana Monday’s as a part of Marijuana Awareness Month this February. These events are aimed at educating people on marijuana related issues. Kelly Cronic is hosting and speaking at each event. Cronic is a...

Pot tourism has room to grow

Pot tourism has room to grow

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Local, News, The EverGreen Scene

Weed legalization has spread further than ever before in the U.S. Eight states and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational cannabis while the rest either have lesser levels of legalization or prohibition. This makes states like Colorado, Washington and now California destinations for out-of-state...

All about weed terpenes

All about weed terpenes

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under The EverGreen Scene

Every strain of marijuana is unique. Some smell sweet, while others will smell like skunk spray. Some taste like fresh cut hay, whereas others have a sweet, citrusy quality. What gives marijuana these unique profiles? Terpenes. Terpenes are not specific to the marijuana plant, but present in many othe...

Wellness Center on pot

Wellness Center on pot

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under CWU, News, The EverGreen Scene

The CWU Wellness Center is using Marijuana Awareness Month to help educate students on cannabis. Every Monday in SURC 140 at 7 p.m. during February, the Wellness Center will host a discussion  about a different subject pertaining to  marijuana to help deter myths about the plant. A former intern ...

Local shops grow better budtenders

Local shops grow better budtenders

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Evergreen Scene Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under Local, National/Worldwide, News, The EverGreen Scene, Uncategorized

In a study published in the Journal of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, researchers found many employees are recommending strains or products that exacerbate symptoms. There were 55 employees surveyed, only 30 received proper training.   Employees were surveyed at dispensaries in Colorado, California,...

County Cannabis Post-Election

Jonathan Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Local, News, The EverGreen Scene

While the world is buzzing about President-elect Donald J. Trump, local elections also produced results worth discussion. The Kittitas County Commissioner election results were tallied and both seats had incumbent winners. Paul Jewell and Laura Osiadacz both retained their commissioner seats. Both...

Marijuana users not fit for guns?

Jonathan Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2016
Filed under National/Worldwide, News, The EverGreen Scene

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Aug. 31 that cannabis users cannot possess or own firearms because it makes them subject to “irrational and unpredictable behavior.” Marijuana is still a Schedule I drug and is therefore deemed to have no medicinal use. This allows the court to label c...

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