Even on a year where Democrats were “trounced at the polls”, reform of marijuana and criminal justice policies got support on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C.
By Evan Bush, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Marijuana-infused edibles began trickling to store shelves in Washington state last month, and the sweets, snacks, and drinks offer a glimpse of a diverse and maturing marketplace on the horizon — one rife with concerns for consumers and regulators. Statewide pot-supply shortages slowed the edibles’ arrival, but […]
Washington (AFP) — Manufacturing pushed U.S. industrial production higher in July in the sixth straight months of gains, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Total output of the nation’s manufacturing, mining, and utilities rose 0.4 percent in July, after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in June. The July output increase was slightly stronger than analysts […]
By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Richard Nixon was in the White House, his “war on drugs” was in full swing, yet Big Tobacco was secretly exploring the possibility of becoming Big Pot. Newly discovered documents from tobacco company archives at the University of California, San Francisco, show that major companies in the cigarette […]