CWU to host Cannabis Caucus

CWU to host Cannabis Caucus

Miles King, News Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

The CWU College of Business is hosting a Cannabis Caucus on Friday, April 27. The conference will be the first in Washington devoted the growing industry. The caucus will take place in Sue Lombard Hall from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will consists of four presentations and two discussion panels. ...

Opioid prescriptions down

Opioid prescriptions down

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

A new study released by JAMA Internal Medicine has found that there may be a possible link between the legalization of marijuana and a decrease in opioid addiction. Opioids have been a huge problem in America for the last couple of years, with 115 people dying from an overdose every day according t...

Understanding marijuana on campus

Understanding marijuana on campus

Observer Staff

February 10, 2018


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

To kick off Marijuana Awareness Month, the Wellness Center has brought back Marijuana Mondays. On Feb. 1, Mackenzie Knowlden, a health education intern for the Wellness Center, kicked off this series talking about policies and important legal information regarding marijuana. Guest speakers Jennifer Ren...

The Golden State goes green on rec pot

The Golden State goes green on rec pot

Observer Staff

January 18, 2018


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**A previous headline for this story, both online and in print, identified California as the Sunshine State. It has since been changed. California became the eighth state to legalize recreational marijuana as of Jan. 1. This is a milestone for advocates who have been fighting for recreational legis...

Sessions up in smoke

Sessions up in smoke

Miles King, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions was appointed by the Trump administration, he made it clear he would fight against the legalization of marijuana on state levels. The morning of Jan. 4, Sessions delivered a memo to all U.S. attorneys effectively changing federal enforcement policy. What does the Sessio...

The complex procedures behind license denials

The complex procedures behind license denials

Miles King, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

Are you thinking about opening your own tavern or dispensary? There may be more steps to obtaining a cannabis license than you think. Attaining the proper license is the first step in your business plan. Liquor and cannabis licenses are distributed by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLC...

12-year-old Texas native sues Sessions

12-year-old Texas native sues Sessions

Eric Rosane, News Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

Most 12-year-olds spend their days in school, playing video games or hanging with their peers outside during extra-curricular activities. For Alexis Bortell, however, she’s spent the last few months fighting Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions for federal marijuana rights. Bortell gr...

Marijuana ads leave the scene

Marijuana ads leave the scene

Hanson Lee, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

Prior to July of this year, you may have seen your local marijuana retailer advertising their products and marijuana plants in forms such as sign waving and other means. If so, then you may have also noticed these retailers dramatically shift their advertising campaigns over the summer. Back in Jul...

Sessions vs. the green states

Sessions vs. the green states

Eric Rosane, News Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

Over the summer, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made several false accusations against the states of Washington and Colorado on the basis of the way the state is managing its marijuana distribution and operations. His statistics were later proved false by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Attorn...

Nevada “goes green” on rec pot

Nevada “goes green” on rec pot

Eric Rosane, News Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

On July 1, recreational marijuana shops all across Nevada opened their doors for the first time to publicly sell marijuana and become the fifth US state to legalize the selling of recreational marijuana. Under the new legislation, anyone over the age of 21 with a valid ID can purchase up to an ounce...

‘The Reefer Madness’ Survey shows marijuana safer than most drugs

‘The Reefer Madness’ Survey shows marijuana safer than most drugs

Miles King, News Reporter

June 1, 2017


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The results of a recent Global Drug Survey (GDS) suggest that cannabis is one of the safest drugs with a low number of users requiring emergency medical attention. The survey polled roughly 115 thousand people living in 50 different countries. The GDS asked if users required emergency medical assistance ...

The Miracles of CBD: Study shows increase of memory and learning in older mice

The Miracles of CBD: Study shows increase of memory and learning in older mice

Miles King, News Reporter

May 25, 2017


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

Recent studies done by researchers at Bonn University in Germany suggest that small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can restore memory and learning functions in the brains of older subjects, similar to the levels of younger subjects. Previous studies have shown that THC exposure in younger and ...

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