SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms. But new research led by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., of the Washington State University College of Nursing found that frequent marijuana use seems to strengthen the relationship between pain and depression and anxiety, not ease it.
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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, one dispensary in Spokane is going to show its thanks by donating medical marijuana to qualifying patients.
Marijuana has been legal in Washington state for several years. More people are using it, including pregnant mothers.
According to a recent study of sales numbers from the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board and a U.S. Census Bureau survey of household expenses, Spokane County’s legal marijuana sales outperformed the county’s retail sales of wine and milk.
In an attempt to even out what now seem like uneven punishments, the city of Spokane, Washington, has recently passed an ordinance to retroactively allow those with marijuana convictions to vacate them.
“Ban the Box” or Fair Chance to Work laws are state statutes that limit an employer’s ability to ask an interviewee about arrests and convictions. Most job seekers assume that checking the box banishes an application to oblivion.
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Washington officially became the second state in the union to legalize recreational marijuana. Only six licensed shops were open, but that didn’t stop thousands of cannabis enthusiasts from lining up around the block to be among the first to buy legal cannabis in their state.
SEATTLE — Pot shops opened to long lines Tuesday as Washington became the second state to legalize recreational marijuana.
Larry Harvey, a 70-year-old marijuana patient in Washington, must face the law after being accused of growing 70 pot plants on a property also housing weapons.