• CR Douglas: Medical marijuana users rally against draft pot rules

    Activists turn out in Olympia as lawmakers weigh medical pot

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Medical marijuana activists are turning out in force in Olympia as lawmakers weigh a proposal for reining in the unregulated system. The Senate’s Health Care Committee is considering a bill from Republican Sen. Ann Rivers that would create stand-alone medical marijuana dispensaries that can’t sell dried marijuana — just edibles and […]

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    Hash oil explosion damages Auburn home

    AUBURN — Nobody was hurt when hash oil exploded at an Auburn home late Saturday. Auburn police were sent to the home in the 400 block of N Street NE around 9:30 p.m. According to police, the resident initially said he did not know what caused the explosion. He eventually told investigators he put unwashed tubes […]

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    Police bust hash-oil lab in building owned by Puyallup deputy mayor

    PUYALLUP — Federal, state and local investigators spent much of Wednesday clearing out the tools of the trade and confiscated as many as 300 marijuana plants from a nondescript warehouse in in the 2400 block of Inner Avenue in Puyallup. “I never knew what was going on in there and I was always curious,” neighbor […]

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    Detectives find illegal marijuana grow, hash oil extraction lab in Puyallup

    PUYALLUP — Authorities discovered an illegal marijuana grow operation and a hash oil extraction lab after serving search warrants Wednesday afternoon at two locations in Puyallup. According to Puyallup police, hash oil was extracted from marijuana at a commercial building in the 2400 block of Inter Avenue. Police said the product was then sold at the marijuana […]

  • Feds, state cracking down on illegal practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana

    SEATTLE — Federal and state authorities are cracking down on the illegal — and risky — practice of extracting hash oil from marijuana. Federal authorities have now charged seven people who they say caused explosions and fires that put the public in danger.

  • Puyallup dad, daughter charged after teen made pot brownies that sickened classmates

    PUYALLUP — A Puyallup man and his 16-year-old daughter are behind bars — accused of bringing pot brownies to school that sickened other students. A judge set bail at $35,000 for 45-year-old Mike D. Miller. He is charged with unlawful delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment. The Pierce County Sherriff’s Department says […]

  • Powerful pot brownies sicken 4 high school students; father, daughter arrested

    PUYALLUP — Police are investigating a 16-year-old girl and her father after the girl allegedly brought pot brownies on the last week of class at Emerald Ridge High School in South Hill, causing four students to get ill, sheriff’s deputies said. The girl, a sophomore, gave the edible brownie treats infused with hash oil to four other […]

  • Police: ‘Hash Lady’ suffered burns in drug explosion

    SEATTLE — A South Park resident who allegedly went by the name “Hash Lady” is in the hospital after suffering burns during a hash oil explosion, police said. According to Seattle police, firefighters were called to a trailer fire around 2 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of 8th Avenue South and South Portland Street. Firefighters […]

  • Police find 140 pounds of marijuana, hash oil lab in Centralia home (PHOTOS)

    CENTRALIA — Authorities discovered 140 pounds of marijuana and a hash oil processing lab at a Centralia home on the 800 block of West Pear Street. Centralia police arrested a 52-year-old man and booked him into Lewis County Jail. He faces possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Hash oil is a highly concentrated […]

  • Neighbor on suspected hash oil operation blasts: ‘Huge fire bombs … it was crazy’

    PUYALLUP – A 20-year-old man has been booked into jail for the suspected hash oil making operation that set off numerous explosions outside of a Puyallup home Tuesday night. He’s facing several charges, including reckless endangerment. Police and fire department crews responded to multiple reports of explosions in the 1500 block of Shaw Road just […]