The state’s going to pot

The dog abides: With the legalization of marijuana possession in the state some law enforcement agencies are having to retrain drug-sniffing dogs to ignore the odor of marijuana.

To desensitize the K-9s to the odor of pot, dogs are being sent to The Evergreen State College and paired with students during Frisbee golf games and drum circles. Training is then reinforced with Scooby snacks.

Wanna buy a ‘Duck? A Spokane coffee company has hit on marketing success with its Zags Blend coffee as Gonzaga’s No. 1-seed men’s basketball team begins competition in the NCAA basketball tournament.

Hoping to match that college-branded success, the state’s new marijuana marketing office is planning to sell packs of its joints under the Evergreen Geoduck brand.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1963, The Beatles’ debut album, “Please Please Me,” was released in the United Kingdom.

Surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, upon learning that The Beatles catalog was now being sung off-key by contestants on Fox’s “American Idol,” asked that future releases of the album be relabeled as “Please Please Don’t.”

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