Marijuana

Marijuana

Plan would punish cities with unofficial pot bans — like Lakewood — by taking their liquor money

A state lawmaker wants to penalize local governments that haven’t enacted specific bans on marijuana businesses, but that still block state-licensed marijuana shops from opening because the drug remains illegal under federal law. State Rep. David Sawyer, D-Parkland, says cities like Lakewood should respect the will of Washington voters, who approved legalizing recreational marijuana in 2012.

Marijuana

Inside the Puyallup Tribe's marijuana testing lab

Medicine Creek Analytics, the marijuana testing lab owned by the Puyallup Tribe on Pacific Highway in Fife, will help maintain quality control now that the tribe has signed a compact with the state to sell and grow medical and recreational marijuana. Tribal chairman Bill Sterud and scientific director Aaron Stancik PhD discuss the lab's mission and the potential value of medical marijuana.

Videos

Take a tour of the Quest Diagnostics laboratory in west Olympia

Drug testing companies, including Quest Diagnostics, use urine tests that seek evidence of past marijuana use — carboxy THC.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Take a tour of the Quest Diagnostics laboratory in west Olympia 1:41

Take a tour of the Quest Diagnostics laboratory in west Olympia

An inside look at marijuana growing operation Forbidden Farms 2:41

An inside look at marijuana growing operation Forbidden Farms

Inside the Puyallup Tribe's marijuana testing lab 1:40

Inside the Puyallup Tribe's marijuana testing lab

VIDEO: Maker of medical marijuana edibles worries about July 1 ban 4:27

VIDEO: Maker of medical marijuana edibles worries about July 1 ban