Washington, the "Evergreen State" made some milestones for the 2021 legislative session, which began this week.
For example, six (6) African American women were elected to serve in the Washington state 2021 legislative session, our highest number yet...
We've been hearing more and more about the relationship between hops and hemp lately. As the Yakima Valley is the hop capital of the Western Hemisphere, it stands to reason that hemp would grow and thrive plentifully in this region as well.
What kind of economic impact would the advent of hemp farms in the county have?
Washington State University is developing a breathalyzer that detects marijuana, and researchers for the project are hoping volunteers will step up for the sake of science and technology and provide their services. They're asking people to smoke marijuana -- for science!
The U.S. Open is in progress at Chambers Bay on Washington's west side (near University Place, a few hours away from Yakima).
And as fans file in to watch the world's top golfers play, security has an odd rule: Marijuana is allowed ... but not water...
On Monday, the state released the first 24 retail marijuana licenses, and other shops will open sometime in the near future. The first day of legal sales is today, July 8.
The city of Yakima put a ban on sales, so there won't be a store selling recreational marijuana anytime soon, but if you're up for a short drive, there are a couple of places in the Yakima Valley, including Union Gap and Prosser