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City of Seattle to Erase Marijuana Misdemeanors

City of Seattle to Erase Marijuana Misdemeanors

City of Seattle to Erase Marijuana Misdemeanors

In a municipal move signifying the dying war on drugs, the city of Seattle is going to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for marijuana misdemeanors. Former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes made the announcement during a press conference on Feb. 8, 2018.

City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization

City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization

SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced today that the city will nullify all misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession in the years before marijuana was legalized for adult use in Washington state.

City of Seattle Will Move to Vacate Misdemeanor Marijuana Cases

Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes Announce the City of Seattle Will Move to Vacate Misdemeanor Marijuana Cases

SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced that the City of Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions prosecuted by the City before marijuana was legalized in Washington.

Here's How U.S. Marijuana Prices Range From Coast to Coast

Here’s How U.S. Marijuana Prices Range From Coast to Coast

Not only do the rules for marijuana consumption vary from state to state, but so do the prices. From coast to coast, marijuana prices in the United States range from just over $7 in the west to nearly $18 in the east.

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Privateer Holdings Closes $100+ Million Funding Round, Announces $5 Million Equity Pledge

SEATTLE, Jan. 25, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Privateer Holdings, the world’s leading private equity firm investing exclusively in legal cannabis, today announced the completion of its Series C funding round and a pledge from the firm’s founders to donate equity equivalent to $5 million at the firm’s current valuation to help communities harmed by cannabis prohibition.

Mayors to DOJ: Rollback of Federal Marijuana Policy is a Misguided Legal Overreach

SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Seattle Mayor and former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock led a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizing the Department of Justice’s misguided rollback of the “Cole Memo,” which provided guidance on federal marijuana enforcement policy. The letter signed by ten Mayors from the across the country asks the Department of Justice to prioritize their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic instead of wasting law enforcement resources on legal marijuana.

Cantwell Statement on Department of Justice Rollback of Cole Memorandum

SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision to rescind the Cole Memorandum, which changes federal enforcement policies regarding marijuana laws.

WACA Evergreen Herbal Response to Sessions

Legal Cannabis Industry Responds to AG Sessions

SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Today the Washington CannaBusiness Association (WACA), representing Washington’s regulated cannabis producers, processors and retailers, released the following statement in response to news stories regarding Attorney General Sessions’ assertions on the Cole Memorandum.

Diego Pellicer Worldwide To Develop New, Industry Leading Premium Marijuana Branding And Retail Prototypes

SEATTLE, Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., the premium marijuana brand and retail development company, today announced that it has partnered with world-class architect Michael Rotondi, FAIA, and creative trailblazer Jill Savini to develop retail prototypes and innovative branding for future store locations.

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Kaiser Permanente Researchers Explore Patients’ Marijuana Use

SEATTLE, Nov. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — About 1 in 7 adult primary care patients visiting medical offices reported having used marijuana at least once in the past year, according to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers since Washington state legalized nonmedical cannabis use in 2014.

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Corix Looks to Standardize CBD for Athletes

SEATTLE, Nov. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CFN Media Group (“CannabisFN”), the leading creative agency and media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces publication of an article covering Corix Biosciences Inc. (OTCQX: CXBS) and its focus on standardized tissue culture propagation of cannabidiol, hemp, and cannabis genetics.

WACA Evergreen Herbal Response to Sessions

Washington CannaBusiness Association Celebrates Evergreen Herbal Leadership in Marketplace Licensed Seattle Processor Only Marijuana Business to Earn Spot on Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Washington CannaBusiness Association (WACA) applauded the selection of Evergreen Herbal, WACA member, on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List in 2017.

Ellementa Founders Educate Women About Cannabis But Face Funding Stigmas

Ellementa Founders Educate Women About Cannabis

On a warm evening this past summer, a group of women aged 24-70+ gathered at a community center in Seattle, to share stories of their cannabis use.The Seattle gathering had been organized by Aliza Sherman, co-founder of Ellementa, which aims to connect women online and in person to educate them about cannabis.

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Leafly Brings Laughs to 4/20 with Comedy for a Cause

SEATTLE, April 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Leafly, the world’s cannabis information resource, is reviving its smash-hit 2016 comedy tour for one night only to celebrate the biggest unofficial holiday in cannabis culture: 4/20. On April 20, 2017, comedians Damon Wayans Jr., Nikki Glaser, and Pete Holmes will headline four West Coast shows in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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Northwest Wonderland Aims to Reinvent the Way Consumers Enjoy Cannabis

SEATTLE, Feb. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Northwest Wonderland introduces BULLETPROOF COFFEE SPRAY, the first of it’s kind on the planet. The spray mimics it’s hot liquid counterpart precisely, except it’s absorbed sublingually, so it’s effects are felt quicker – within 30s to 10m.

State Marijuana Regulators Move to The Private Sector

State Marijuana Regulators Move to The Private Sector

Some state officials who were tasked with regulating legal marijuana have moved to private sector jobs like consulting and lobbying, according to The Hill. Andrew Freedman and Lewis Koski, former marijuana regulators in Colorado’s state government, are now consultants for state and local governments looking for help with regulations.

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Leafbuyer Announces its List of the ‘Top 10 Most Eye-Catching Dispensaries in Seattle’

SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Leafbuyer.com, the world’s leading cannabis deals website, which connects cannabis consumers to the best legal marijuana deals in the market, has announced its 2017 list of the “Top 10 Most Eye-Catching Dispensaries in Seattle.”

Luxury Marijuana Market Emerging For High-End Cannabis Consumers

Luxury Marijuana Market Emerging For High-End Cannabis Consumers

An emerging luxury marijuana market is offering cannabis products to high-end consumers, according to Forbes. Despite stereotypes of marijuana users, a study of 800 cannabis consumers by Miner & Co. revealed 84 percent have full-time jobs and 65 percent have annual household incomes of $75,000 or more.

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DeepCell Industries Secures Licensing Deal with Evergreen Herbal for Cannabis Ingredients

SEATTLE, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — DeepCell Industries™, an emerging technology development company focusing on material science, microfluidics and cannabinoid molecule discoveries, has announced a new licensing agreement with Evergreen Herbal™.

Kings of Cannabis Capital: Privateer First to Raise Over $100 Million

Kings of Cannabis Capital: Privateer First to Raise Over $100 Million

On Nov. 4, 2016, Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, announced that it has closed $40 million in convertible bridge funding, the first part of a future $100 million Series C equity round.

State to increase testing of pot for pesticides

State to Increase Testing of Pot for Pesticides

More than two years after Washington state launched legal marijuana sales, it’s planning to test pot for banned pesticides more regularly. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board said Thursday it’s paying the state Department of Agriculture more than $1 million to buy new equipment and hire two full-time workers to conduct the tests.

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WeedTraQR Seed-to-Sale Software Certified for Use in Oregon

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug.24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved WeedTraQR, industry-leading cannabis seed-to-sale tracking software, as a validated software provider for Oregon’s recreational marijuana program.

Kush Bottles

Kush Bottles Continues Expansion with Opening of New Regional Center in Washington State; New Facility Supports Growth, Expansion, Enhanced Customer Service

LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB:KSHB), America’s premier supplier of packaging, accessories, and branding solutions for the legal cannabis industry, today announced that it has opened a new regional sales and distribution center in the Seattle area of Washington.

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CFN Media Releases Cannabis Private Investment Summit West Recap Video

SEATTLE, Wash., July 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — CFN Media Group (“CannabisFN”), the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, today announced the release of its video coverage of the Cannabis Private Investment Summit West that took place in Beverly Hills, CA on May 4, 2016.

Signal Bay Inc.

Signal Bay Engages CFN Media to Broaden Investment Audience

SEATTLE, June 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — CFN Media Group (“CannabisFN”), the leading creative agency and media network dedicated to legal cannabis, today announced that Signal Bay Inc. (OTC PINK: SGBY) has engaged CFN Media to conduct a 3-month investor and capital markets visibility program beginning on June 7, 2016.

420 Games

Changing the Game: Marijuana & Athletics – Coming to Seattle July 31st

MARIN, Calif., June 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In an era of health and fitness, as well as a national cannabis boom, The 420 Games has become the latest “it” event series. The athletic themed marijuana events have taken root and quickly become a national phenomenon.

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Privateer Hires Former Federal Reserve Bank Examiner

On Jan. 12, 2016, Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, announced that it has hired Dante Tosetti, formerly a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner, as Director of Treasury Compliance.

Open New Year's Eve

Replacing Champagne: Dispensaries Open on New Year’s Eve in Washington

While the majority of the country will be watching a ball drop this New Year’s Eve, some marijuana enthusiasts will be dropping a vaporizer bag or cutting into THC cake instead of popping bottles of champagne.


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