Old McDonald had a farm; cited for code violation

Old McDonald had a farm; cited for code violation

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2016


Filed under The EverGreen Scene

More commonly known by their brand name Binx Buds, Old McDonald’s Farm located southeast of Ellensburg has lost its conditional-use permit after violating a county code involving water provided for employees. In an undisputed 3-0 vote, the board of County Commissioners withdrew the producer’s...

Vermont pushes for ganja legalization

Vermont pushes for ganja legalization

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2016


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Vermont is on its way to being the next state to legalize recreational marijuana after Vermont’s senate voted to move forward with a bill on the subject. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced in his state of the state address that he would call for the legislature to develop a bill which would regulate...

April showers bring dope flowers

April showers bring dope flowers

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2016


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While signs of spring blossom across the state, many licensed marijuana farmers are preparing their crops for this year’s outdoor production. According to Marijuana Growers Headquarters, a website dedicated to marijuana growing practices, many marijuana producers started growing their seedlings or clo...

PR companies strive to mainstream marijuana. Is it even possible?

PR companies strive to mainstream marijuana. Is it even possible?

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2016


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Public relations firms across the country have begun working to change the public image of marijuana. Beverly Hills’ William Morris Endeavor Agency has been working with Cheryl Shuman, founder and CEO of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, on possible film, television, books and lecturing tours to infor...

Coming to a front door near you: Weed delivery service

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2016


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State legislation has begun looking at a bill which would allow up to five marijuana retailers to deliver their products to local customers. House Bill 2368 (HB 2368) is a new bill that would form a two-year pilot program for five marijuana retailers licensed under initiative 502. This bill is be...

State home growers may start to bud

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2016


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Washington may be looking into a new bill which would allow anyone 21 and older to cultivate their own marijuana. “Everyone should be able to grow their own plant, for goodness sakes,” said Amber Steen, assistant manager at The Joint in Clearview, Wash. Other states that have legalized mar...

Toxic pesticide found in Guardian Mite Spray

Toxic pesticide found in Guardian Mite Spray

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2016


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The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board issued a notice informing members of the state’s marijuana industry of the new ban on the Guardian Mite Spray. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) received information from Oregon’s Department of Agriculture that the Guardian Mite pesti...

Out of state investors may invest in Washington weed

Out of state investors may invest in Washington weed

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2016


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The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board intends to lift the ban on out-of-state investors financing recreational marijuana producers, processors and retailers as early as March of this year. Lifting the ban on out-of-state investing will make it easier for marijuana producers, proces...

Boost of growers means too much weed for Wash. to handle

Boost of growers means too much weed for Wash. to handle

Brian Cook, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2016


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With a boost of licensed growers in Washington, marijuana producers have harvested more crop than what has been demanded by the state’s market. This surplus has caused some producers to lower their price per pound for cannabis. A marijuana plant ready for harvest can produce an average of a single p...

Medical weed coming soon to recreational shops in Washington

Medical weed coming soon to recreational shops in Washington

Zac Hereth, Sports Editor

January 14, 2016


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On July 1, the previously unregulated medical marijuana market will merge with Washington’s current retail marijuana system. According to Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) Spokesman Mikhail Carpenter, there are currently three different marijuana markets, and only one of the retai...

Marijuana crime down overall, revenue up since I-502 passed

Marijuana crime down overall, revenue up since I-502 passed

Grace Lindsley, Copy Desk Chief

December 6, 2015


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On Nov. 6, 2012, I-502 was voted into law with a narrow 55 percent majority. The new law legalized the recreational use and possession of marijuana. From the beginning, there were a lot of concerns about the effect legalization would have on Washington, but two years later, most of those concerns ...

Oh high no: Ohio votes no on legal weed

Oh high no: Ohio votes no on legal weed

Jarrik Farrand, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2015


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Initiative Issue Three, Ohio’s version of Washington’s Initiative 502, was defeated earlier this month by a two to one majority vote. This came after an October poll from Kent State University that found 58 percent of registered Ohio voters were in favor of legalizing marijuana. The initiative, ...

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