​As advocates, experts & leaders in the cannabis industry & legalization movement Crystal Oliver & Kevin Oliver have frequently been featured and quoted in media over the years.


November 2018 Craft Weed: Family Farming and the Future of the Marijuana Industry 

Cannabis Business Times October 2018 "Odor Control: Does Your Cannabis Business Stink?"

Cannabis Business Times September 2018 "Washington Sungrowers Industry Association Announces Crystal Oliver as Its New Executive Director"

​The Inlander August 2018 "Industry experts say Washington grew too much cannabis, and it could be a serious problem"

Spokane Public Radio KPBX July  2018 "Crystal Oliver: Marijuana Business Owner Runs for Seventh District Legislative Seat"

Spokesman Review July 2018 "Three candidates challenge Joel Kretz for Northeast Washington House seat"

Cannabis Business Times July 2018 "Cannabis Farmer Crystal Oliver Running for Washington State Representative"

Ganjapreneur June 2018 "Cannabis Advocates Running for Office in Washington State"

Spokane Talks June 2018 "Meet the Candidate: Crystal Oliver (D) WA L.D.7, State Rep. Pos. 2"

Leafly Podcast June 2018 "The Roll-Up #35: The Town With a Cannabis Flag" (Crystal Oliver Interviewed at 16:00)

Spokesman Review May 2018 "More candidates file for legislative office"

Spokesman Review April 2018 "Grow Op Farms in Spokane Valley expanding its already-huge marijuana business"

Cannabis Business Times April 2018 "Spring into Production"

The Daily Evergreen April 2018 "Weedstock 2018 to raise awareness of cannabis laws"

Moscow-Pullman Daily News April 2018 "Organizers say Weedstock attendees can smoke marijuana, celebrate culture"

EVERCANNABIS April 2018 "‘Reefer Madness’ returns to Spokane April 7"

Cannabis Business Times  March 2018 "GoodBye, Greenhouse?"

Seattle Weekly February 2018 "Seattle Moves to Clear Marijuana Misdemeanor Convictions"

Seattle Times February 2018 "Seattle to vacate hundreds of misdemeanor marijuana convictions, dismiss charges"

Spokesman Review February 2018 "Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked"

KXLY January 2018 "Washington marijuana advocates assess impact of Jeff Sessions' policy change"

Public News Service January 2018 "Wash. on Defensive as DOJ Announces Marijuana Crackdown"

Spokesman Review January 2018 "Trump administration to pull plug on legalized marijuana"

The Inlander January 2018 "To manage odor complaints, Spokane Clean Air will charge fees for marijuana growers"

KUOW January 2018 "'Nerve-wracking' as Washington pot stores face federal drug enforcement change"

Spokesman Review January 2018 "Spokane County air pollution regulators approve new rules, fees to battle smelly marijuana farms"

Leafy January 2018 "Bizarre Cannabis Strains With Unusual Growth Characteristics"


Spokesman Review December 2017 "Spokane County marijuana farmers say pollution controls, regulations and low prices threaten their business"

Azteka America December 2017 "Walmart vende árbol de marihuana para alegrar la Navidad"

Miami Herald December 2017 "Walmart dropped its ‘marijuana Christmas tree.’ But other weed-themed items remain"

Kansas City Star December 2017 "Walmart was selling a marijuana Christmas tree that will ‘light up’ the room"

Leafly December 2017 "Which Is Cheaper: Walmart’s ‘Weed Christmas Tree’ or Actual Weed?"

Ganjaprenuer December 2017 "Washington Patients Still Don’t Have Easy Access to Clones, Seeds"

SeattleMet December 2017 "Should Seattleites Be Allowed to Grow Their Own Marijuana?"

Seattle Times November 2017  "Washington pot regulators punt to lawmakers on home grows"

Spokesman Review November 2017 "Headaches, confusion as pot industry contends with lag in tracking software"

The Bellingham Herald November 2017 "New odor rules, fees coming to Spokane County pot farms"

Spokesman Review November 2017 "Smelly pot farms may be policed by clean air regulators"

Seattle Times October 2017 "Washington considers the sticky politics of homegrown pot"

KOMO News October 2017 "Should people be allowed to grow marijuana in homes?"

The Inlander October 2017 "Grow Your Own?"

The Stranger October 2017 "State Debates Future of Growing Weed at Home"

Redmond Reporter October 2017"Will Washingtonians be able to grow their own weed?"

Leafly July 2017 "The Haymaker: That’s the Smell of Jobs and Freedom, Boston"

Marijuana Venture June 2017 "Second Annual 40 Under 40" honors Crystal Oliver

​Spokesman Review June 2017 "Spokane County commissioners lift moratorium on outdoor pot grows"

Colorado Springs Independent June 2017 "Is Colorado Springs the only city to use the military to justify their retail marijuana ban?"

The Daily World May 2017 "Budget deal includes protection for Washington’s marijuana industry"

Spokesman Review May 2017 "Women play leading role in emerging marijuana businesses in Washington"

Cannabis Business Times May 2017 "7 Key Takeaways from Cannabis 2017"

Sungrower Magazine Spring 2017 "Activism In Action"

The Portland Mercury March 2017 "Trump Signals That He Wants to Restart the War on Drugs"

Cannabis Business Times February 2017 "Washington's Power Couple"

Spokesman Review February 2017 "Amid fears of federal marijuana crackdown, state attorney general vows to ‘defend the will of Washington voters’'

Spokesman Review January 2017 "Temporary ban on new outdoor pot farms will stay, Spokane County Commission says"

Spokannabist January 2017 "Where the Wind Blows"

Inlander January 2017 "Cannabis farmers ask Spokane County to lift moratorium on new outdoor grows"


Utility Dive December 2016 "Marijuana Growers are Seeing the (LED) Light on Energy Efficiency"

KREM 2 News December 2016 "Spokane County quietly bans outdoor marijuana grows" 

Marijuana Venture December 2016 "Good Reward"'

Leafly December 2016 "Something Stinks in Spokane: County Puts 6-Month Hold on New Outdoor Grows"

Leafly December 2016 "Do Farmers Have a Legal Right to Grow Cannabis?"

Inlander December 2016 "Skunked"

Spokesman Review November 2016  "Spokane marijuana industry more concerned about local policies than what Trump might do"

Leafly Video Feature "Crystal and Kevin Oliver: What's Your Reason for Cannabis Legalization"

FOX 28 Good Day Spokane November 2016 Interviews Crystal Oliver

KXLY News November 2016 "Commissioners approve temporary ban for outdoor marijuana grows"

Spokesman Review November 2016 "Spokane County bans new outdoor pot farms as odor complaints roll in"

Marijuana Venture October 2016 "My Strength; The Women of Cannabis"

KREM 2 News October 2016 "New rating system scores Washington pot stores"

Catalyst Magazine September 2016 '20 Under 40' honors Crystal Oliver

Spokannabist July 2016 "Why Eastern Wa Has Great Potential for Local Sun-Grown Cannabis"

The Stranger May 2016 "Proposal to Allow Bans on Pot Shops in Alcohol Impact Areas Is a Ridiculously Bad Idea"

Spokesman Review March 2016 "Spokane Lab Finds Pesticides in Many Marijuana Products"


Cannabis Business Times November 2015 "10 Questions With Kevin Oliver"

Spokesman Review November 2015 "Massive harvest, sales mark October marijuana market"

Spokesman Review October 2015 "Growers Expect Record Pot Crop"

Spokesman Review October 2015 "Kettle Falls Five’ members get prison time in federal marijuana case"

Spokesman Review July 2015 "Legal pot survives year of upheaval"

The Marijuana Times May 2015 "Decriminalization is Not Enough for Cannabis Advocates at NORML Lobby Days"

Spokesman Review March 2015 "Kettle Falls Five’ outcome may mean changes for federal drug prosecutions"

Spokesman Review February 2015 "Marijuana growers, Kettle Falls Five, may be saved by funding bill"

The Bend Bulletin March 2015 "OLCC: Don't mix medical, recreational pot" 

Forbes March 2015 "Introducing A Blog About The Legal Marijuana Industry (Which Is On Fire)"

Main ST February 2015 "Are Proposed Seattle Cannabis Lounges the Precursor to a Starbucks of Weed?"

MSNBC News February 2015 "Washington Has More Pot Than It Can Smoke"

MJ Headline News January 2015 "Q&A With WA NORML Executive Director Kevin Oliver"

Cannabis Business Times  January 2015 "Washington's Bumpy Start Selling Pot Was a 'Dress Rehearsal'; Now It's Ready for the Big Time"


KXLY November 2014 "County hears public concerns about pot grow, store locations"

Spokane Public Radio KSFC Talks September 2014
"The Budding Business of Marijuana"

Marijuana Ventures August 2014 "The importance of local politics"

NBC News June 2014
"High Times: The Next Five States to Tackle Pot Laws"

Aljazeera America  April 2014 "Upcoming 4/20 pot fest a celebration for states where drug is legal"

AOL March 2014 "Washington Marijuana Business Shows Off"

Mint Press News March 2014  "Medical Marijuana Users In Wash. Voice Concern Over Legalization Of Recreational Pot"

The Huffington Post February 2014
"You Can Already Order Marijuana Delivery In Washington"

Today February 2014
"Super Bowl high? Pot legal in both Denver, Seattle"

NPR Marketplace January 2014
"Marijuana advocates use Super Bowl as advocacy tool"

New York Daily News January 2014
"Brandon Browner not blowing smoke with weed lawsuit against NFL"

The Daily Caller January 2014
"Eric Holder says soon banks can loan some greens to pot retailers"


The Daily Caller December 2013 "Pot entrepreneurs want to borrow green"

The Seattle Times December 2013 "State's pot era lights up to smoke, dreams, uncertainty"

The Philadelphia Tribune November 2013 "Legalized pot pushing prejudice down, profits up?"

The Spokesman Review October 2013 "Potential marijuana growers, sellers attend liquor board session"

San Francisco Gate September 2013 "High Time Seattle Cannabis Cup 2013"

The Source Weekly September 2013 "Washington is a Window into Our Future"

All Treatment  August 2013 "A Little Less Woodstock, A Little More NORML"

Bloomberg May 2013 "Pot Regulations in Washington May Differ From Colorado’s"

KIRO May 2013 "State tells you how to get into the marijuana business"

The Easterner February 2013 "Residents share I-502 concerns" 

The Seattle Times January 2013 "Packed hearing on new pot law"


Liberation December 2012 'Seattle, un petit joint de paradis'

The Herald of Everett December 2012 'Legal pot use raises questions about abuse issues'

The Atlantic December 2012 "Are Pot-Friendly Coffee Shops About to Become a Thing in America?"

King 5 December 2012 'With marijuana law, Washington enters 'uncharted territory'

The Inlander September 2012 "THE MIDDLE GROUND Washington’s marijuana legalization effort is driving a wedge between pot activists"


Toke of the Town April 2011 "Marijuana Raid Training Interrupted To Protest Raids In Progress"

The Inlander February 2011 "LEGALIZING IT Three measures in Olympia could change the way Washington state looks at pot."


The Olympian June 2010 "At Hempfest, opinions differ on legalized pot"


The Inlander via November Coalition October 2009 "Going Underground A Seattle Lawyer Tells Local Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Go on the "Down-Low." Will They Listen?"

The Inlander October 2009 "POT(US) PROCLAMATION How the President of the United States’ end to medical marijuana raids might affect Spokane"


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