Weed and vape shops: the American way to go

Nic Cooper, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2015


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Over the last two years, since marijuana was legalized for recreational use, Ellensburg has seen an influx of smoke and vape shops. In a small town like Ellensburg, it’s a wonder this many stores are able to thrive under these conditions. There are five vape shops: One Love Smoke & Vape; Smokeable;...

Even marijuana can’t escape the organic craze

Jarrik Farrand, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2015


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Think again before buying “organic marijuana.” It probably doesn’t exist yet. The nationwide trend of organic everything has naturally spread into the marijuana market with consumers craving organically-grown marijuana. Anyone can conduct a quick Google search for “organic marijuana” and turn up mu...

Left dry–not high–for retail pot in Ellensburg

Zac Hereth, Sports Editor

October 29, 2015


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The Ellensburg City Council passed an emergency six-month moratorium on the establishment of recreational marijuana retail businesses, one week after the state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) started accepting more applications. The moratorium, a temporary prohibition of an activity, was passed at a co...

Non-specificity in I-502 allows for higher THC in liquids

Non-specificity in I-502 allows for higher THC in liquids

Jarrik Farrand, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2015


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Walk into a retail marijuana store, and a customer may find drinks–sometimes as tiny as a 5-Hour Energy or as large as a 20 ounce soft drink. These are THC-infused liquids and, though they lack specificity in I-502, they may contain up to three times the recommended doses of THC. Liquid THC...

Oregon’s first week marijuana sales outpace Washington

Oregon’s first week marijuana sales outpace Washington

Elliott Llera, Online Editor

October 14, 2015


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Seattle Sounders FC or Portland Timbers; Top Pot Doughnuts or Voodoo; Starbucks Coffee or Dutch Brothers: the battle of the border between Washington and Oregon just got a whole lot more interesting. After just one week of business, retail marijuana stores in Oregon have registered over $11 million dol...

Cle Elum siblings share pipe dream of pot retail store

Cle Elum siblings share pipe dream of pot retail store

Elliott Llera, Online Editor

October 5, 2015


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It’s nearly impossible to miss: a towering, neon green sign proclaiming “Legal Weed” marks the spot on Main Street where Ellensburg’s second recreational cannabis store has opened for business. The Green Shelf, co-owned by Cle Elum siblings Taylor and Brittany Choyce, opened its doors on A...

Competing legislation may decide the fate of Washington medical marijuana

Kyle Fenton, Assistant Scene Editor

June 3, 2015


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Washington Senate Bill (SB) 5052, purposed to further regulate the medical marijuana industry, passed 60 to 36 in the House and 41 to eight in the Senate. Governor Jay Inslee signed off on the bill and plans to slowly implement it over the next year. However, many medical marijuana advocates believe...

Kittitas County’s recreational marijuana sales top $3 million since launch

May 25, 2015


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The recreational-marijuana industry in Kittitas County set a monthly record in April with $550,000 in total sales, according to the latest state figures.

Washington state reaps enforcement benefits of legalization

Washington state reaps enforcement benefits of legalization

Aaron Kunkler, News Editor

May 20, 2015


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When Initiative 502 passed, a gray area was written into the law. Possession of one ounce of marijuana was decriminalized, even before there were legal avenues for obtaining marijuana. The reasoning behind this was to provide those charged with marijuana crimes, as well as state coffers, immedia...

New Cannabis Patients Protection Act rewrites Washington’s medical marijuana laws

New Cannabis Patients Protection Act rewrites Washington’s medical marijuana laws

Aaron Kunkler, News Editor

May 12, 2015


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SB 5052, the Cannabis Patients Protection Act (CPPA), was passed by Gov. Inslee last month.

Legal red-tape strangles domestic CBD, industrial hemp production

Legal red-tape strangles domestic CBD, industrial hemp production

Aaron Kunkler, News Editor

May 6, 2015


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Cannabidiol (CBD) has been generating a lot of attention lately. CBD is a common cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis, and it has been credited as being one of the most medically beneficial compounds in marijuana.

Marijuana prices may start to rise again

Marijuana prices may start to rise again

Aaron Kunkler, News Editor

April 30, 2015


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Since the recreational marijuana market was opened in Washington, consumers have seen volatile fluctuations in prices. Though these pricing inconsistencies were anticipated, they will still have lasting consequences for those involved in the production, processing and retail of marijuana.

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