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January 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Sunday Memo: Gregoire’s legacy … the lessons in Colorado’s pot rules … Seahawks

Good morning. Weather: It’s nice now, but rain is expected later. Perfect couch weather — for reading the paper or watching the Seahawks this afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. The forecast. What will Gov. Gregoire’s legacy be? With two weeks left in her second term, Gov. Chris Gregoire may be remembered more for presiding over…


Comments | Topics: Colorado medical marijuana, Gov. Chris Gregoire, medical marijuana

November 26, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Is medical marijuana right for a 7-year-old?

The Oregonian had a provocative story this weekend about a mother who gives her 7-year-old daughter medical marijuana to quell effects of the girl’s chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. The mother says marijuana is a wonder drug for the girl; her dad called Child Protective Services. Like Oregon, Washington has no age limit for medical…


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October 31, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Naturopathic physician’s license suspended for allegedly selling marijuana

The state has suspended the license of Yuel Luncheon Boyce, a naturopathic physician with practices in Whatcom and King counties, who has been charged with using his license to sell marijuana. The Board of Naturopathy and the Washington State Department of Health allege that Boyce authorized patients to use medical marijuana without providing care or treatment,…


Comments | More in General news, Health, The Blotter | Topics: medical marijuana

October 8, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Chat with reporters about medical marijuana issues Tuesday at noon

Join reporters Jonathan Martin and Maureen O’Hagan for a chat at noon Tuesday to discuss their recent stories on the growth of largely unregulated medical marijuana dispensaries and “medibles,” cannabis-infused food and drink.  They will also be discussing the legalization of marijuana Initiative 502. Sunday’s story: Medical marijuana: ‘Medibles’ industry thrives, lacks safety regulations Monday’s story: Pot dispensaries clouding…


Comments | Topics: live chats, medical marijuana

October 8, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Morning Memo: 10 local stories to know Monday

1. POLICE EXPLODED SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE OUTSIDE SEATTLE FBI OFFICES Several streets in downtown Seattle near Third and Seneca were reopened after 5 a.m. Monday after a bomb squad destroyed a suspicious device outside FBI offices. 2. 300-YEAR-OLD BONES FOUND ON COLUMBIA AT RICHLAND  Human bones found sticking out of an eroding Columbia River riverbank at…


Comments | Topics: medical marijuana, Morning Memo, rescue

October 7, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Morning Memo: 10 local, trending stories for Sunday

1. Pot dispensaries clouding medical marijuana’s image The explosive growth of storefront pot dispensaries is testing state and federal laws and clouding the medical-marijuana industry’s quest for legitimacy. In today’s story, we look at the booming business that now can boast more outlets in Seattle than Starbucks. Tomorrow, we’ll take a closer look at cannibis-infused products from taco mix to…


Comments | More in | Topics: cheap eats, mckenna, medical marijuana

August 23, 2012 at 4:37 PM

DEA tells 23 medical marijuana storefronts to shut down

The Drug Enforcement Administration mailed letters Thursday to 23 medical marijuana businesses in Western Washington, warning they could be prosecuted and the properties seized if they are operating within a school zone. “Please take the necessary steps to discontinue the sale and/or distribution of marijuana…within 30 days,” read the letter, signed by Matthew G. Barnes, special…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Initiative 502, Jenny Durkan, marijuana

August 7, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Charges filed against naturopaths for marijuana authorizations at Hempfest

Dimitrios Jimmy Magiasis The state Department of Health has charged two naturopaths with unprofessional conduct for operating an “assembly line” practice of authorizing medical marijuana at last year’s Hempfest. The charges, filed Tuesday, appear to be the first disciplinary action taken against a state medical professional for a medical marijuana authorization, said Tim Church,…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: DOH, medical marijuana, naturopaths

June 27, 2012 at 2:38 PM

No insurance for pot plants stolen in Clarkston

The Associated Press DAYTON — A Clarkston woman whose medical marijuana was stolen can’t recover the loss under her renter’s insurance policy because no legal value for the drug can be established. The Lewiston Tribune reports a judge in Dayton dismissed claims Tuesday against the insurance company that were brought by Thomas and Deborah McDonald. She…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Clarkston, insurance, medical marijuana

June 6, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Green River killer tourism? … Anti-gay-marriage signatures … Medical marijuana

Weather: Hey, it’s not raining this morning. At least not here in South Lake Union. We may even see some sun breaks. We obviously have done something to please the weather gods. Or not. It could rain late today and almost assuredly tomorrow and Friday. No matter what, temperatures remain unseasonably cool.  More

Comments | Topics: Gary Ridgway, Green River killer, Kent

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