Kittitas ‘Cannabis’ County: Regulations weigh heavy on voter minds as election race closes

Kittitas ‘Cannabis’ County: Regulations weigh heavy on voter minds as election race closes

Chace Davy, Assistant News Editor

October 30, 2014


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As the Kittitas County Commissioner election draws near, candidates Obie O’Brien and Steve Verhey have been campaigning to win the votes that may sway the county one way or the other. One of the most controversial topics in the county today is the growth of cannabis for recreational use. When...

Open mic discussion on marijuana provides citizens with opportunity to voice opinions

Chace Davy, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2014


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The Kittitas County Commissioner elections are coming soon and candidates Obie O'Brien and Steve Verhey are trying their best to win over the last few voters that may be undecided. Verhey held an informal meeting at the Hal Holmes Center on Wednesday night to try and get a better grasp on what the...

Ellensburg marijuana growers prepare for harvest

Ellensburg marijuana growers prepare for harvest

Kyle Fenton, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


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Fall is a joyous time for outdoor marijuana growers. It marks the summer crop coming to an end, and time for producers to reap the benefits of all their hard work. There are numerous ways to grow cannabis. Outdoor or indoor, in greenhouses or hoop houses, in the ground or in pots, hydroponics or aeroponics,...

I-502 farmers fight to grow

I-502 farmers fight to grow

Kyle Fenton, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014


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The Kittitas County Planning Commission heard an earful from concerned Kittitas County citizens Tuesday night as the hearing approached its final and most controversial topic, marijuana production and processing. Scattered amongst a crowd of about 100 people were a number of I-502 supporters, and an ove...

The Burg’s new pot store, Ellensburg Apothecary, open for business

The Burg’s new pot store, Ellensburg Apothecary, open for business

Kyle Fenton, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2014


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Rob and Diane Hendrix took a gamble August 25, opening Ellensburg Apothecary, just over a month after the first legal marijuana store opened in Washington. Ellensburg Apothecary is located along University Way next to the Red Horse Diner. “Diane and I are very humbled and respectful of t...

The EverGreen Scene: Marijuana tax revenue, prices, likely to vary

Aaron Kunkler, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2014


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With around half of Washington under a state of moratorium or having outright banned the growth, processing or sale of recreational marijuana, it’s not clear how much tax revenue the state will take in. Colorado pulled in $3.5 million in taxes for retail and medical sales in its first month of the...

The EverGreen Scene: Concerned residents aim to repeal pot land-use code

The EverGreen Scene: Concerned residents aim to repeal pot land-use code

Colt Sweetland, Assistant News Editor

June 1, 2014


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Concerned Ellensburg residents rallied at the Kittitas County commissioners’ public hearing and asked for the repeal of a recently passed ordinance, spurred by two new marijuana facilities to be constructed in the agricultural-20 zone. The residents, who attended the commissioners’ public hearing...

State set to track legal marijuana sales for user safety

May 27, 2014


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BY Aaron Kunkler Staff Reporter   With the retail sale of recreational marijuana nearly upon Washington, the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) has enacted various requirements for marijuana testing and tracking, from seed to sale. Under I-502, growers, producers and retail establis...

The EverGreen Scene: Central says weed still not legal on campus

May 19, 2014


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BY Kaitlyn Alderson Contributing Writer   Because Central is a federally funded school, administrators say it would lose all of its funding and financial aid if it did not follow federal law regarding marijuana. And unlike Washington state, where voters legalized the recreational ...

The EverGreen Scene: Commissioners voice concerns on marijuana growers, processors

May 9, 2014


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BY Colt Sweetland Assistant News Editor   The Kittitas County commissioners signed new land-use regulations on marijuana, even though they have concerns about the lasting effects marijuana will have on the community. The regulations on marijuana, which were signed by the commissio...

The EverGreen Scene: Marijuana retail lottery winners announced for Ellensburg

May 9, 2014


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BY Sullivan Carter Contributing Writer   The release of the marijuana retail lottery results came with good and bad news Saturday. The good news is the state is one step closer to selling marijuana in stores; the bad news is that step was a baby one. While the winners have been releas...

Marijuana growers deal with issues of federal agriculture and local irrigation

Marijuana growers deal with issues of federal agriculture and local irrigation

May 5, 2014


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  BY Kyle Fenton Contributing Writer   Kittitas County and the surrounding area is a premier place for commercial agriculture, whether you are producing hay, grapes, apples or marijuana.   Water is one of the many concerns in the world of legal marijuana. The Kittit...

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