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Senate and House Reintroduce Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Bill

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).

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Franwell Selected as Apparent Successful Vendor for Marijuana Traceability Replacement

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.

Washingtonians: WSU Needs Volunteers for Marijuana Breathalyzer Study

Washingtonians: WSU Needs Volunteers for Marijuana Breathalyzer Study

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.

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Organic Cannabis Association applauds WSDA and State of Washington for delivering organic standard

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.

Oregon Economic Forecast Gives First-Ever Recreational Marijuana Outlook

Oregon Economic Forecast Gives First-Ever Recreational Marijuana Outlook

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.

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United Patients Group Presents “Science of Cannabis” Conference On Capitol Hill in Cooperation with Congressional Cannabis Caucus

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.

Congress Must Act to Help Reduce Public Safety Threat in Communities

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.

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Cannabis Industry Thanks Elected Leaders for Protecting Marketplace

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.

Judges in California Advised Not to Invest in Legal Marijuana

Judges in California Advised Not to Invest in Legal Marijuana

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.

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Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board Enforcement Officers seize marijuana from illegal grow

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.

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Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance Fails in Atlanta City Council

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.

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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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Governors Urge Trump to Respect State Marijuana Laws

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.

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The 2nd Annual 420 Games Invade Los Angeles At Santa Monica Pier

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.

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Rubicon Organics Receives Municipal Permit for the Cultivation & Manufacturing of Cannabis in Greenfield, California

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.

Tuatara and Marijuana Advocate Willie Nelson Celebrates Launch of Willie’s Reserve Cannabis Brand with Concerts in Washington and Colorado

Annie Nelson Launches Annie’s Edibles With Artisan Cannabis Infused Chocolates in Washington

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.

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Business Leaders Form New Group to Support State-Based Cannabis Trade

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.

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Liquor and Cannabis Enforcement Officers Shut Down Illegal Marijuana Grow

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.

Seattle’s Emerald Mile Is Home to Many Marijuana Dispensaries

Seattle’s Emerald Mile Is Home to Many Marijuana Dispensaries

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 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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