Local shops grow better budtenders

Local shops grow better budtenders

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Evergreen Scene Reporter

January 20, 2017


Filed under 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 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 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...

Medical weed comes back to Ellensburg shops

Jonathan Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

On July 1, Washington merged the recreational and medical marijuana markets. The merger focuses on regulating Washington’s unregulated collective.  As a result of the merger, State Governor Jay Inslee passed the Cannabis Patients Protections Act (CPPA). The CPPA requires medical marijuana stores...

The Weed Limit

Kyle Kuhn, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

Almost four years after legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, Washington law enforcement continues to use blood tests to help determine a driver’s level of impairment in marijuana-related DUI cases, because it's all they have. Not only is it a slow process—for both suspect and police—but...

Yakima will lift ban on marijuana retailers

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2016


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

After a 4-3 vote on May 17, the Yakima City Council will be lifting the ban on marijuana retailers within city limits. Kathy Coffey surprised the city council with the motion to draft an act which would overturn the ban back in February. She explained to the Yakima Herald that the loss of her h...

Smoking on a budget

Smoking on a budget

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2016


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

We understand the college student’s desire to smoke marijuana and the resulting struggles students face. The Observer has gone around to the local retail shops to find which shops to go to with that extra $20 burning a hole in your pocket. Cannabis Central With their easy to read menus, Cannab...

DEA considering decriminalizing marijuana

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

The Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to reschedule cannabis under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Controlled Substance Act in the coming months. However, rescheduling marijuana would not be as easy as many would think. Currently, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I not only federally,...

Third recreational marijuana shop, The Fire House, to open in Ellensburg

Third recreational marijuana shop, The Fire House, to open in Ellensburg

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2016


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

A third recreational marijuana shop is set to open in the 1700 block of South Canyon Road in Ellensburg, behind the Comfort Inn and near I-90, as early as July of this year. The shop will also sell medicinal marijuana. Owned by former San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Bean, The Fire House will be...

Kittitas County considering ban on vaping

Kittitas County considering ban on vaping

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2016


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

Since December of last year, the Kittitas County Public Health Department has been working on a law that will ban electronic cigarettes in any public place, excluding dedicated vape shops. This ordinance would follow a recent state law which has banned electronic cigarettes on all government property,...

Seed to stash: The journey of growing pot

Seed to stash: The journey of growing pot

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2016


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

Getting tired of your weed guy giving you sacks filled with seeds? We feel your pain. So we’ve done the research to see how hard or easy it is to start your own stash. If Washington State House Bill 2629 is passed, it would allow residents to grow up to six plants legally.  (According to the ...

Cannabis Central opens newer, bigger store

Cannabis Central opens newer, bigger store

Elliott Llera, Online Editor

April 21, 2016


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

Ellensburg’s first recreational marijuana store, Cannabis Central, is officially open for business in a new building just yards away from their original location. According to owner Rob Hendrix, the need for a new building presented itself within days of his old shop’s grand opening. “We opened ...

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