SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms. But new research led by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., of the Washington State University College of Nursing found that frequent marijuana use seems to strengthen the relationship between pain and depression and anxiety, not ease it.
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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.
After years of court battles, the charges against the Kettle Falls Five may soon be dropped. On Oct. 16, 2017, the United States Department of Justice filed a motion to stay the case against the Kettle Falls Five, admitting that federal prosecutors did not have the authority to try the group.
While it has been established that Washington cannabis consumers still love flower the most, who’s buying all of this flower, how much are they spending and what brands do they prefer?
Officials with the offices of Inslee, Ferguson, the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board and the Department of Financial Institutions went to Washington, D.C., to meet with Department of Justice officials on Sept. 29, 2017, to discuss state and federal cannabis policy.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Officials from the offices of Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board and Department of Financial Institutions met today with federal officials at the U.S Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. regarding state and federal marijuana policy.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains in effect,” remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.
The small town of Cheney, Wash., is mourning the death of a murdered dispensary employee who was the victim of a carjacking in the dispensary’s parking lot.
OLYMPIA, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will hold a public hearing on Wed. Oct. 4, 2017, to receive public input on whether the State should allow home grows of recreational marijuana.
High-level staff at outdoor recreational outfitter REI have internally discussed entering the marijuana industry, but amid ongoing uncertainty on the federal level, the company is not seriously considering such a move.
From gluts to labeling updates and the combination of medical and recreational sectors, the Washington cannabis market has been on a rollercoaster ride, but flower has managed to remain king of the hill.
On Sept. 10, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a man shot and carjacked an employee of Lucid Cannabis, a dispensary in Cheney, Wash.
According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, teenage marijuana use has fallen to its lowest point in nearly two decades.
Washington recreational cannabis sales and diversion rates took a dip when neighboring Oregon enacted recreational legalization.
Washington has one more statistic to support the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Evergreen State: Washington youth cannabis use hasn’t increased since the enactment of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized recreational cannabis in the state.
“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.
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Labor Day Weekend invites backyard grilling, the last dip in the pool for the year, outdoor concerts and cannabis — lots of cannabis.
Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.
Officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other marijuana states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Longtime marijuana advocate and award-winning musician, actor and author Willie Nelson announces his legendary cannabis stash, Willie’s Reserve, is ready to enjoy in the state of Oregon.
On Aug. 4, 2017, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson responded to a letter sent by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions that criticized the efficacy of Washington marijuana regulations designed to prevent illegal diversion and public health issues.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Following their statements earlier today, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee offer two examples of misleading information in U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ letter dated July 24.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In response to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding Washington’s marijuana regulations, Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement.
PULLAMN, Wash., July 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new study by Washington State University psychology researchers reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users.
With the divide between state and federal marijuana laws growing more untenable, one United States Congresswoman hopes to bridge the gap between the two.
While the Golden State is preparing for the rollout of recreational legalization, it’s already having to address the issue of a California cannabis surplus.
In Washington, a billboard aimed at dissuading teenagers and young adults from using marijuana has caused controversy over what some critics characterize as a racially insensitive move.
ESCONDIDO, Calif., July 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA INC. (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution Company, is pleased to announce that it has contributed the first installment of capital to Bougainville Ventures, Inc.
A new study finds an increase in accident insurance claims in three marijuana states that have approved the sale of cannabis for recreational use.
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives introduced the CARERS Act. The Senate bill was introduced by Senators Booker (D-NJ), Paul (R-KY), Gillibrand (D-NY), Lee (R-UT), Franken (D-MN), and Murkowski (R-AK). The House companion was reintroduced by Rep Young (R-AK) and Rep Cohen (D-TN).
As public support for legalization rises, policymakers are left to figure out the proper way to handle marijuana taxes if their state follows the trend.
OLYMPIA, Wash., May 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today announced its selection of technology company Franwell as the Apparent Successful Vendor (ASV) to replace the existing seed-to-sale traceability system in Washington State.
Researchers with Washington State University are looking for individuals to volunteer for a marijuana breathalyzer study. According to The Spokesman-Review, the study is attempting to determine if a marijuana breathalyzer can actually register “acute exposure” to THC.
DENVER, May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Organic Cannabis Association, dedicated to rigorous cultivation standards for the legal cannabis industry, today commended the State of Washington for taking the first step to provide an organic certification for the state’s marijuana cultivators.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed a bill that paves the way for the state to create what is believed to be the first system in the United States to certify marijuana as organic.
While there’s nothing quite like enjoying the fruits of a marijuana farmer’s labor, that labor doesn’t come without potential hazards to those who work the land.
On May 16, 2017, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis issued its quarterly Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast, with the forecast giving a recreational marijuana outlook for the first time in the forecast’s history.
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical cannabis education leader United Patients Group will spearhead a comprehensive bipartisan seminar on the science of cannabis on Capitol Hill.
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.
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — With eight states and Washington, D.C. now allowing for adult-use recreational marijuana and 29 states legalizing medical marijuana, it is time to align federal and state laws – specifically as it relates to the banking crisis confronting marijuana-related businesses.
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Washington CannaBusiness Association (WACA) and its members applauded the work of state senators, representatives and Governor Inslee in their work to uphold our state’s regulated cannabis marketplace.
On April 19, 2017, the California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions advised judges in California that holding a financial interest in any marijuana-related venture, whether medical or recreational, would violate the California Code of Judicial Ethics.
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) officers served a search warrant April 14, 2017 on a Tacoma residence that was growing marijuana without a license. The illegal grow was located at 5018 North 9th Street, Tacoma WA, less than three blocks from Wilson High School.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday the Atlanta City Council failed to pass Ordinance 17-O-1152, which would have decriminalized marijuana in the city. After hearing from many Atlanta residents the ordinance was referred to the Public Safety Committee for a further review in a 10-4 vote.
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.
Governors from the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana are asking the Trump administration to let the pot experiments continue.
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the governors of the first four states to have regulated cannabis sales for all adults sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging the Trump Administration to maintain existing policies related to the enforcement of federal marijuana laws.