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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Nicholas Lovrich, WSU researcher and regents professor emeritus, pictured here, said there is not enough research to know the effects cannabis has on society, which is why it is important to study the drug.

Board of Regents, Faculty Senate approve WSU Center for Cannabis Research, Policy, and Outreach

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 11, 2021

The WSU Board of Regents and Faculty Senate officially approved the Center for Cannabis Policy, Research, and Outreach last month, said Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, WSU Spokane Health Sciences vice chancellor...

The proposed shop would be located just north of the WSU campus.

Company planning to open new cannabis shop

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor January 25, 2021

A Western Washington company hopes to convert a Pullman car wash just north of campus into a new cannabis shop  Magic Tree Collective 206 submitted a site plan for 1505 NE Merman Drive, which...

Whitman County Commissioner Art Swannack said one of the regulations in the ordinance requires indoor facilities to install exhaust systems to capture odors.

Whitman County Commissioners review marijuana ordinance draft

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2020

The Whitman County Planning Commission finished a draft for a new ordinance regulating the growing, processing and retailing of marijuana. The ordinance will establish new zoning regulations for marijuana-involved...

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted...

Aaron, an official bud tester at MJ’s, helps a customer inside of the shop.

Pot shop still open amid COVID-19 pandemic

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief March 27, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee’s “stay-at-home” order exempts essential businesses and workers, one of which includes cannabis retailers such as MJ’s Pot Shop on Southeast Bishop Boulevard. Jenn Augenstein,...

If the ordinance passes, marijuana growers will have to prevent odors from bothering people around their farms. County Commissioner Dean Kinzer says this may help growers by reducing the chance of pollinating a plant, which slows down THC production.

Marijuana code under review in Olympia

JAKOB THORINGTON, Former Evergreen reporter March 2, 2020

The proposed marijuana code in Whitman County is close to the approval stage from the County Commissioner’s office.  It is currently under State Environmental Policy Act review in Olympia and...

The Whitman County Planning Commission discusses the change in distance that marijuana is allowed to be grown from certain residential lots. Pictured on the left: Chad Whetzel.

‘Recreational’ marijuana becomes commercial

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 7, 2020

The Whitman County Planning Commission continued discussing the marijuana ordinance Wednesday. Changes to the draft were made in three chapters which are Purpose and Intent, Applicability and Development...

Marijuana ordinance in the works

Marijuana ordinance in the works

JAKOB THORINGTON, Former Evergreen reporter January 29, 2020

The Whitman County Planning Commission is seeking to put together a new county marijuana ordinance by Feb. 5. Alan Thompson, Whitman County planner, said the commission will discuss alternatives to allow...

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