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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

No police showed up to arrest anybody at the first official “cannabis friendly” event at Mint Tea since the first marijuana store in Vancouver, Main Street Marijuana, opened down the block on July 9. It

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Curious about what folks in Southwest Washington are looking for at Vancouver’s two neighborhood pot shops? Jessica Lenderts at Leafly asked the folks there to compile some stats from their Website for Cannabis Chronicles. Here’s

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Farmer Tom Lauerman, an organic medical grower in Vancouver, has offered to do a series of pot strain reviews for us here at Cannabis Chronicles. He did his second review for us on a strain

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The nice folks at Leafly sent us this handy introduction to recreational cannabis – with some good tips and information for folks new to legal pot. The company, based in Seattle, has a great phone

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I put out a call on social media for input on any strains people have tried so far from local shops. I got a few responses, and if I get more on this post I’ll

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

High prices have been a bit of the expected norm over the past few weeks since the state’s first pot shops opened. It’s a basic supply and demand issue, with growers that have any product

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Jenna Eckert, co-owner of Mint Tea, thinks its about time for legal marijuana to come even further out into the open. So she’s holding Vancouver’s first “cannabis friendly” event at her shop at 2014 Main

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Columbian reporter Scott Hewitt has an interesting story in today’s paper looking at pot rules and apartments. Several apartment complexes don’t want people smoking anything – tobacco or pot – because it damages walls, carpets

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Despite shortages, sales continue to be brisk at Vancouver’s two retail marijuana stores: Main Street Marijuana and New Vansterdam. Main Street Marijuana released sales figures to The Columbian for marijuana products purchased from its opening

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

If you missed it this weekend, Columbian health reporter Marissa Harshman had a great piece about conflicts between pharmaceutical pain meds and medical marijuana use. Looks like health care providers are generally unwilling to let

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

You’d think jumping through all the i502 hoops would be enough stress for one grower to deal with, but with wildfires spreading through the state, one outdoor grower ended up with an even bigger headache.

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Quick update today on who’s open with what Friday through the weekend: New Vansterdam ran out of stock Friday at 3:30 but is getting a new shipment on Saturday morning. Main Street Marijuana ran out

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Here’s a little update on stores and supplies for today: Main Street Marijuana reopened with 1,200 packages of marijuana product on Tuesday at 11 a.m. – they sold 700 packages that day and are expecting

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

A new tier 3 grower called “Agrijuana” has been approved to set up shop in Battle Ground. The company was approved by the Washington State Liquor Control Board for both producer and processor licenses sometime

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Once again, the line of customers stretched around the block at the reopening of Main Street Marijuana today. The store had to shut down over the weekend because it ran out of stock, but it

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Maybe this is a little too inside baseball for the newspaper, but I find it fascinating. Brian Stroh, owner of CannaMan Farms, let me check out the lab reports from Analytical 360 for the three

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Over the first five days or so of marijuana sales in Vancouver, store hours and supply amounts have changed it seems almost hour by hour. Here’s a quick update of what’s going on. New Vansterdam

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The scene was a lot more mellow today at the grand opening of New Vansterdam, Vancouver’s second recreational pot store to open this week. About 35 people were lined up at 8 a.m. when the

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Farmer Tom Lauerman, an organic medical grower in Vancouver, has offered to do a series of pot strain reviews for us here at Cannabis Chronicles. I asked him to do his first review on Cinex,

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Main Street Marijuana once again had customers lined down the street for its Thursday opening. About 100 people waited for the doors to open at 11 a.m. The store was able to stay open until

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Brian Budz at New Vansterdam, which opens at 8 a.m. on Friday, was nice enough to send us his expected stock list for the day. Budz said opening day prices will be somewhere in the

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I’ve been Tweeting like a mad fiend all morning at @Col_Cannabis, taking pictures and filing stories, but I wanted to get at least a small post out to all you wonderful blog readers. Thanks so

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Opening day is here folks! The first recreational marijuana store, Main Street Marijuana, 2314 Main St., will open its doors after an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting. I’ll be out live Tweeting the scene this morning

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

This morning I got to chat with Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the national Drug Policy Alliance, who’s in Oregon working on that state’s legalization efforts. As a national expert, Nadelmann said he thinks Washington’s

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The folks at Main Street Marijuana have been busy getting ready for Wednesday’s grand opening. The store got its licenses from the state and city on Monday, and the first shipment of marijuana should arrive

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Two Vancouver marijuana stores received their licenses from the Washington State Liquor Control Board at 2:30 a.m. Monday as part of the first group of 24 stores to get them around the state. After approval,

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Adam Stites, owner of Mirth Provisions in Longview, sent us some of his thoughts as we approach the first week of legal marijuana sales in Washington state. What do you all think of this historic

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The first week of legal marijuana sales is almost upon us – and Vancouver’s two stores have some details about when they’re opening and what they’ll have in stock. Main Street Marijuana, at 2314 Main

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

If you’re planning on buying marijuana legally next week, but are a little fuzzy on the rules, the Vancouver Police Department just came out with this handy sheet: Marijuana is legal but do you know

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Peter Zuckerman of New Approach Oregon was nice enough to give us a guest post on what’s going on with legalization in Oregon. Here’s the scoop: By PETER ZUCKERMAN Press Secretary, New Approach Oregon As

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I finally got over to New Vansterdam this morning for a look at their setup. My impression? The interior looks great, streamlined and very well thought out. The storefront? Not so much, but that’s not

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Two stores in Vancouver have passed inspection from the Washington Liquor Control Board and could open as soon as July 8. Both Main Street Marijuana, at 2314 Main St. in uptown, and New Vansterdam, 6515

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

The folks at Main Street Marijuana, 2314 Main St. in uptown, were nice enough to let me visit the store this week to see how things are shaping up. Everything’s still on schedule so far

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Vancouver medical marijuana grower Tom Lauerman, who goes by the handle Farmer Tom, had a lot of interesting tidbits to share with us when Columbian video guru Paul Suarez and I visited a few weeks

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud called me for a radio interview today on cannabis issues in Washington. The first stores should open on July 8. Here’s the link if anyone’s interested: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156015716″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true”

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

There’s an interesting tidbit today in my story today about the first round of recreational marijuana stores opening on July 8. Brian Smith, communications director for the Washington State Liquor Control Board, told me that

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

There are still a lot of issues coming to the fore as Vancouver marijuana retail stores set to open in the next few weeks. Supply, of course, is a major one. So far, Clark County

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Shane Wahl, head gardener at Vancouver’s CannaMan Farms, has been working nonstop for several weeks preparing for the company’s first harvest, which should happen soon. I paid a visit to him on Friday, June 27,

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Here’s a possible future issue: If Oregon legalizes marijuana possession, will consumers be able to buy pot in Washington and bring it back home to Portland legally? The answer is sort of a mixed bag,

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

A retail store has finally gone on the record with its plans to open on July 1 (or possibly July 8). Main Street Marijuana, which came in first in Vancouver’s retail lottery under the name

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Update: I talked to somebody from New Vansterdam and they told me they’ll be willing to talk on the record soon. They do appear to be shooting for July. I’ll have more once they’re ready

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Guest Post by Adam Stites, Founder – Mirth Provisions in Longview, WA Marijuana is in the news again — and not in a particularly positive way. In New York Times’ columnist Maureen Dowd’s June 3rd

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

There’s a lot of gray area when it comes to Washington’s medical marijuana collectives. And it will be another year before they learn whether they’ll have to merge into the recreational economy. Farmer Tom Lauerman,

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

So the manager of the first retail pot store in Washington State announced he’ll be ready to open in Spokane on July 1. Here’s the story on The Columbian’s website about that: Marijuana retail store

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

In the world of legalization, knowledge of marijuana buds and how to smoke them is fairly standard. In general, people have an idea of what they’re consuming and how much of it to take. And

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

I just read this piece from Al Jazeera America that looks into the legality of city and (one would assume) county bans on marijuana businesses. Since unicorporated Clark County has banned marijuana businesses and several

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Looks like the Clark County Commission has banned marijuana facilities – growers, processors and retail stores – in unincorporated parts of the county (see Tyler Graf’s story below). The ruling won’t affect the six stores

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

Marijuana farmers may not be able to use federal water for their crops, but that likely won’t affect Clark County growers, the region’s only licensed grower said. Brian Stroh, owner of CannaMan Farms, Vancouver’s first

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

By Justin Runquist, Columbian small cities reporter Local business owner Loren Carlson is ready to take a pioneering step into Washington’s fledgling marijuana industry by opening one of the first pot shops in Clark County.

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PUBLISHED: May 24th 2017

It’s no big secret really, but just for the record, I was a pot smoker in high school. I even inhaled. Now that I’ve ruined any chance to run for office (note: not interested anyway)

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