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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rhizo Sciences announces construction of 400,000 square foot export facility in Lesotho, Africa to meet growing international medical cannabis export demand.
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.
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.
Senior citizens are the fastest growing demographic of marijuana users in the country, and they’re finding more ways to use it than ever before.
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.
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.
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.
It looks like the highly talked about seed-to-sale tracking system for marijuana businesses in Washington state is going up in smoke.
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.
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.
“Complex Live” gets to know Artizen — a Seattle-based cannabis company that employs over a dozen military veterans — and its employees, many of whom have used the plant to treat PTSD.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A new study by Canna Ventures reveals expanding legalization is changing consumer attitudes and clarifying who will be the cannabis consumers, and who won’t.
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.
A Washington Goodwill donation center received the most generous of contributions over the weekend: 3.75 pounds of marijuana.
Cut Video had a priest, a rabbi, and an atheist smoke weed together.
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.
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.
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.”
SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 123,000 full-time jobs in the United States, according to data provided by the online content provider Leafly.com.
SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Grassworks Digital is pleased to announce a partnership with BelMar, Bellevue Washington’s premier cannabis retailer.
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.
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™.
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.
SEATTLE, Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm to invest exclusively in legal cannabis, today announced that the company has closed an additional $40 million in convertible bridge financing.
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.
Santa Rosa has rolled out the welcome mat to the marijuana industry, and the first firm through the door is affiliated with none other than the godfather of ganja — Bob Marley.
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.
A break-in captured on video at a Seattle marijuana shop is just the latest in an increasing string of violent robberies, prompting renewed calls for Congress to authorize banks to do business with legal pot retailers, growers, and processors.
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.
A Seattle-based company specializing in packaged marijuana products distinguishes with a unique packaging design.
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.
Dispensaries in Washington state have sold more than $1 billion worth of recreational marijuana since weed was legalized in 2014, a Seattle newspaper reported.
Several dispensaries in the Seattle metro area are open on the Fourth of July to help enthusiasts celebrate independence with cannabis.
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.
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.
SEATTLE, March 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Vuber Technologies, the developers of a line of high-quality and innovative personal vaporizers, announced today that it will be selling its popular devices in California.
On Feb. 8, 2016, jury selection is slated to begin in the trial against an IRS agent accused of soliciting a bribe from Have A Heart Compassion Care, a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle.
SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Le Herbe has a New Year’s Resolution for the coffee and cannabis connoisseurs, Cold Brew Coffee.
On Feb. 1, 2016, TEDx released “Stoners coming out – beyond the marijuana monster myths,” a talk given by writer David Schmader at TEDxRainier, a community-based event licensed by TED, on Nov. 21, 2015, in Seattle, Washington.
On Jan. 11, 2016, the Seattle City Council voted to relax the buffer zones around marijuana businesses in the city.
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.
The Seattle City Council may change its marijuana zoning regulations to accommodate a potential increase of retail stores within the city’s limits.
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.
Weederies seem to be the logical next step for the cannabis industry, as it has been cribbing off the templates of wineries and breweries since recreational legalization.