BC-WA--Washington News Advisory 8:30 am, WA
Good morning. Our news coverage plans Monday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.
SEATTLE— A divided Seattle City Council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal to tax large businesses to fight homelessness. By Phuong Le. DEVELOPING from 2 p.m. PDT meeting. AP Photos.
MARIJUANA TO HEMP-CBD BOOM
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A glut of legal marijuana has driven Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn’t come with a high. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — have increased more than twentyfold since 2015, and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 states with active hemp cultivation. The rapidly evolving market comes amid skyrocketing demand for a hemp-derived extract called cannabidiol, or CBD, seen by many as a health aid. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,100 words. AP Photos, video.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Seattle Mariners make a pit stop on their way home from an eastern road trip, playing the Minnesota Twins in a makeup game from an April 8 postponement. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. EDT.
—FARMWORKER RENTAL COMPLEX: State’s largest farmworker rental complex opening in Yakima.
—PIERCE COUNTY FATAL: 2 found dead in car in Tacoma suburb.