Watch: Canna Cribs goes inside Phat Panda’s Grow Op Farms in Spokane, Washington

The wait is over — Canna Cribs by Growers Network is back on The Cannabist. Episode 2 of Canna Cribs takes viewers to Phat Panda‘s Grow Op Farms in Spokane, Wash., a 60,000-square-foot facility growing and processing some of the Evergreen State’s finest cannabis. Related Articles Go inside to see…

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Sessions’ marijuana moves slammed by Washington State leaders

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 10:57 am • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 10:57 am By Sally Ho, Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state leaders slammed the Trump administration’s move Thursday to roll back Obama-era leniency on legalized marijuana, saying they’ll defend the will of state voters who approved recreational pot…

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Devoted cannabis activist who helped patients long before Washington legalized has died

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press SEATTLE — JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, has died at age…

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Washington raids net $80 million worth of illegal marijuana

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 8:42 am • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 8:42 am By The Associated Press CENTRALIA, Wash. — Authorities say investigators have raided suspected marijuana grow operations involving Chinese nationals in Western Washington, resulting in the confiscation of an estimated $ 80 million or more in plants. The…

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Feds now say they shouldn’t have spent tax dollars to prosecute Washington medical marijuana growers

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 4:09 pm • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 4:09 pm By The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — The convictions of some Washington residents for growing marijuana near the town of Kettle Falls may soon be erased. That’s after federal prosecutors acknowledged that they shouldn’t have spent money…

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Random drug tests after DUI arrest ruled unconstitutional by Washington Supreme Court

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 6:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 6:40 pm By Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Requiring people who are arrested for driving under the influence to submit to random urinalysis tests as a condition of release is unconstitutional, the Washington Supreme Court…

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Man arrested in Washington dispensary kidnapping confesses on television

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 12:17 pm • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 1:29 pm By The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — A man arrested in the kidnapping of a Cheney marijuana store employee has given a jailhouse confession to a Spokane television station. Related: Body of kidnapped Washington budtender found Donovan…

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Suspect arrested in case of kidnapped pot shop employee in Washington

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 8:15 am By The Associated Press YAKIMA, Wash. — Authorities say a man suspected in the Sunday kidnapping of a marijuana store employee near Spokane has been captured. The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says Donovan Culps was taken into…

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Employee abducted from Washington marijuana shop still missing

Published: Sep 11, 2017, 3:03 pm • Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 3:14 pm By The Associated Press CHENEY, Wash. — An employee of a Cheney marijuana shop remains missing after he was abducted at work. The Spokesman-Review reports 46-year-old Cameron Smith was working at the Lucid Marijuana store early Sunday…

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