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.
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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.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The 2nd annual 420 Games coming to the Santa Monica Pier on April 1st is not your normal marijuana event. The event starts at 8 am with a 4.2 mile run from Santa Monica to Venice and back.
On March 27, 2017, Annie Nelson, wife of country music legend Willie Nelson, announced the launch of Annie’s Edibles, a line of infused chocolates now available in the state of Washington.
BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rubicon Organics (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its application to the City of Greenfield for a municipal cultivation and manufacturing permit has been approved.
SEATTLE, March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Annie Nelson, wife of award-winning music legend and marijuana advocate Willie Nelson, debuts Annie’s Edibles as part of the WILLIE’S RESERVE™ legendary cannabis stash.
DENVER, March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A coalition of companies related to the legal cannabis industry have announced the formation of the New Federalism Fund (NFF), an effort dedicated to working with Congress and the administration to protect current state-based regulatory systems for the legal cannabis industry.
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.
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.
BOULDER, Colo., March 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Move over, Blue Dream. A new strain is muscling into your territory on the dispensary shelf.
In Oregon, Washington state and Colorado, marijuana tax revenues totaled at least $335 million in either the last calendar year or the last fiscal year.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB), working with Tacoma Police Department officers (TPD) served a search warrant February 23, 2017 on a residence that was growing marijuana without a license.
This cluster of marijuana stores has been dubbed the “Emerald Mile.” An industrial neighborhood near the city’s stadiums was the perfect place for these companies. Opening many marijuana outlets in close proximity has forced the stores to choose an identity that their customer base can relate to.
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.
On Feb. 17, 2017, members of Washington’s state agencies toured the Department of Agriculture’s cannabis pesticide testing lab in Yakima.
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.
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.
On Feb. 9, 2017, Washington regulators shut down operations at Nine Point Growth Industries, the state’s second oldest licensed recreational marijuana dispensary.
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.
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.”
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.