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Gummies And Mints Are Hits In The Edible Marijuana Markets

Gummies and Mints Are Hits in the Edible Marijuana Markets

Gummies and Mints Are Hits in the Edible Marijuana Markets

Gummies and mints are turning out to be marijuana hits at recreational dispensaries. “From the beginning, cannabis consumers embraced our gummies as well as our approach to crafting edibles,” said Americanna CEO and founder Dan Anglin.

Washington's New Warning Labels for Edibles Go Live

Washington’s New Warning Labels for Edibles Go Live

On Feb. 14, 2017, a new law went into effect that requires all edible marijuana products sold in the state of Washington to bear a warning label with the message “Not for Kids” in red bold letters as well as the phone number of the Washington Poison Center.

Top 5 States for Marijuana Stocks

Top 5 States for Marijuana Stocks

Over the next five years, the U.S. marijuana market could be worth tens of billions of dollars, and according to GreenWave Advisors, LLC, these five states could move the needle most for marijuana companies. Learn just how big the marijuana market may be in California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Michigan in 2021.

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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.

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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.”

Washington State Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana at Public Schools

Washington State Bill Would Allow Medical Pot at Public Schools

The father of a first-grade student in Aberdeen, Washington, could become the catalyst for a change in state law that would allow CBD oil at public schools. River Barclay, 7, needs CBD oil to manage a rare form of epilepsy, but state law will not allow her father to go to the school to administer the dose because medical marijuana is illegal on school property.

As Sessions Hearings Begin, Rumors About Shuttering Dispensaries Circulate

As Sessions Hearings Begin, Rumors About Shuttering Dispensaries Circulate

As U.S. Senate hearings began on Jan. 10, 2017, for Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-marijuana nominee for Attorney General, rumors about the Drug Enforcement Agency shutting down dispensaries were already circulating.

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NEW REPORT: Washington Marijuana Sales Expected to Double, Grow to Over $2 Billion by 2020

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released its Washington Legal Cannabis Market State Profile, which explores the recent significant changes to the state’s cannabis industry.

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Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado and Washington Dropped More Than the National Average in 2014-2015

DENVER, Dec. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The federal government quietly published new national survey data this week that shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado and Washington — the first two states to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use — decreased more than the national average in 2014-2015.

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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™.

Canadian Marijuana Task Force Announces Report Completion

Canadian Marijuana Task Force Announces Report Completion

On Nov. 30, 2016, Anne McLellan and Dr. Mark Ware, the chair and vice chair of Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, announced that their task force had completed its work and would soon deliver its report to the government.

The USPS Is Unsure Of How to Handle Packages of Marijuana

The USPS Is Unsure Of How to Handle Packages of Marijuana

As WWMT (Grand Rapids) reports, a heavily-redacted report obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveals that the USPS is aware of the large amounts of marijuana being shipped through the mail – 34,000 pounds of it were seized in 2015, to say nothing of the amount that went through without being seized. But their methods for dealing with it are sorely lacking.

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North Dakota Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — North Dakota voters have approved Measure 5, which legalizes the medical use of marijuana for conditions such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, glaucoma, and epilepsy, and other debilitating medical conditions.

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.

Popping the Top: Kush Bottles Logs Record Annual Revenue

Popping the Top: Kush Bottles Logs Record Annual Revenue

On Nov. 3, 2016, Kush Bottles (OTCQB:KSHB), a supplier of packaging solutions and accessories for the legal cannabis industry, announced that it logged a record-breaking annual revenue of approximately $8.2 million for the fiscal year ended on Aug. 31.

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San Diego’s Largest Daily Newspaper Endorses Proposition 64

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Proposition 64 campaign announced that the San Diego Union-Tribune has joined the long and growing list of California’s largest newspapers endorsing the measure, which will be on the statewide ballot in November.

U.S. Marijuana Businesses Grapple with Complex Regulations

U.S. Marijuana Businesses Grapple with Complex Regulations

Like all companies that sell marijuana products, Washington state-based Interra Oils must comply with a myriad number of packaging and labeling rules before it can make a sale.

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So Far, So Good: What We Know About Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance brings good news for the states considering legalization at the ballot on November 8, 2016, and the broader marijuana legalization movement.

Shelter from the Storm: Ninth Circuit Provides Shield for MMJ Businesses

Shelter from the Storm: Ninth Circuit Provides Shield for MMJ Businesses

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco issued an opinion in United States v. McIntosh that essentially eviscerates the power of the federal government to prosecute cannabis businesses that strictly comply with state medical marijuana laws.

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Travel Guru Rick Steves to Tour Massachusetts in Support of Pot Legalization

Travel guru Rick Steves of PBS fame will make a four-day tour of Massachusetts in support of the state’s ballot question on legalizing marijuana. If affirmed by Massachusetts voters this November, Question 4 will allow, among other things, adults 21 years of age and older to “possess and cultivate marijuana in limited amounts,” as described by supporters.

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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Two State Agencies Partner to Speed Testing Marijuana for Illegal Pesticides

OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) today announced that they have an agreement in place that will allow the two agencies to work together cooperatively to test for illegal pesticides on marijuana.

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Idaho Pot Confiscations Increase 1,000 Percent in Four Years

Marijuana confiscations by Idaho State Police have increased 1,000 percent during the past four years, thanks in part to legalization in neighboring Washington State, according to a report by KTVB.com. “We see it all the time and there’s no question that we are having to change the way that we train, the way that we do our job,” Capt. Bill Gardiner said.

Canada to Challenge US Travel Ban for Canadians Who Admit Cannabis Use

Canada to Challenge US Travel Ban for Canadians Who Admit Cannabis Use

On Sept. 9, 2016, Ralph Goodale, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that Canada will challenge the United States to change a border policy that U.S. border agents have used to ban travel into the U.S. for Canadians who admit cannabis use.

Report: Elements of Food That Might Attract Children to Edibles

Report: Elements of Food That Might Attract Children to Edibles

Edibles hit Washington’s adult-use cannabis market one month after recreational stores opened in July 2014 and keeping them out of the reach of children continues to be a primary concern for many in the industry.

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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.

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Gov. Inslee Statement on DEA’s Marijuana Decision

OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s decision today not to reschedule marijuana in its listing of illegal substances under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

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New Hampshire Gubernatorial Candidate Advocates Pot For Revenue Stream

Steve Marchand, a Democratic candidate for governor in New Hampshire, advocates legalization of recreational marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older in his state, according to an August 2, 2016, article in the Concord Monitor. Marchand said full legalization could generate $30 million in revenues, based upon figures from other states like Colorado.


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