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 By Tom Hawkins    Opinion    July 15, 2015

Even local Facebook group sensitive on marijuana

Things have certainly gotten interesting here in the Grand Coulee area, especially regarding cannabis issues. I got the R-76 petitions in the mail (only one packet finally arrived after Don Skakie had sent them multiple times via U.S. Postal Mail).... Full story

 
 By Tom Hawkins    Opinion    June 3, 2015

City misrepresents federal policy on pot enforcement

I see that the Grand Coulee City Council has once again blocked legal cannabis (marijuana) businesses in our city, and has once again cited federal law as their basis for said decision (or lack thereof). The official position of the federal... Full story

 
 By Tom Hawkins    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Are there plans to support medical marijuana patients here?

Kudos to Jean Comstock and Jim Pachosa, the Grand Coulee business couple that have asked the city council to grant them a business license for a marijuana retail store near Coulee Medical Center, and to Grand Coulee Police Department Chief John... Full story

 
 By Tom Hawkins    Opinion    April 29, 2015

At the mercy of criminals and city councils

I have been asked a few times recently if I have received a Ten Day Warning/Eviction Notice from Housing Authority of Grant County due to having my freedom banner on my balcony railing. I have not, and I seriously doubt I will, at least not before... Full story

 

Glad reason prevails on marijuana use

I am glad to live in a community where we can put to rest the myth that smoking marijuana is a fringe activity engaged in only by those on the margins of American society. In reality, marijuana smoking is extremely common, and marijuana is the... Full story