Since United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions first criticized the Washington cannabis industry in July 2017, Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson have defended the industry; however, Sessions’ memo on Jan. 4, 2018, announcing a reversal of federal cannabis enforcement policy, may have prompted the state to bolster its position.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC, in cooperation with several competitors and Washington State’s cannabis industry at large, has successfully deployed the Universal Cannabis System (UCS), a statewide seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system that is preserving the industry while awaiting the delayed delivery of the new official system.
It looks like the highly talked about seed-to-sale tracking system for marijuana businesses in Washington state is going up in smoke.
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.
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.
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.
On May 31, 2017, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced that it had chosen Franwell as the Apparent Successful Vendor to replace BiotrackTHC, the state’s current marijuana traceability contractor. With Franwell scoring the highest out of the seven bids submitted, the state will now proceed by negotiating the contract with the company.
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.
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.
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.
On Feb. 17, 2017, members of Washington’s state agencies toured the Department of Agriculture’s cannabis pesticide testing lab in Yakima.
On Feb. 9, 2017, Washington regulators shut down operations at Nine Point Growth Industries, the state’s second oldest licensed recreational marijuana dispensary.
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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, one dispensary in Spokane is going to show its thanks by donating medical marijuana to qualifying patients.
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.
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.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Ollie A. Garrett of Kirkland to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) today unveiled its chosen warning symbol for identifying products that are not for children at a Liquor and Cannabis Board meeting.
OLYMPIA, Wash., June 15, 2016, /Weed Wire/ — Preparations made by state agencies, local government, law enforcement and prosecutors will help further a smooth merger of the unregulated medical marijuana market with the tightly regulated recreational system on July 1, 2016.
Marijuana business applicants in the state of Washington may have had their personal data breached. According to The Cannabist, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is in the process of notifying marijuana license applicants that the agency accidentally leaked their personal information.
According to a recent study of sales numbers from the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board and a U.S. Census Bureau survey of household expenses, Spokane County’s legal marijuana sales outperformed the county’s retail sales of wine and milk.
On March 23, 2016, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced that it had revised the language for draft marijuana rules, aligning the medical and recreational marijuana markets, and adopted emergency rules for product recalls.
OLYMPIA, March 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Liquor and Cannabis Board (Board) today heard revised draft rule language regarding the implementation of marijuana legislation. The draft rules are necessary to implement 2015 legislation which aligns the medical marijuana market with the existing recreational market.
On Jan. 11, 2016, the Seattle City Council voted to relax the buffer zones around marijuana businesses in the city.
The Seattle City Council may change its marijuana zoning regulations to accommodate a potential increase of retail stores within the city’s limits.
OLYMPIA, Jan. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Following six public hearings held throughout the state, the Liquor and Cannabis Board (Board) today voted to revise the draft rules to accommodate public input it received on its original draft rules.
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.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 16, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Following an analysis of the entire marijuana marketplace in Washington State, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today heard a recommendation from staff to increase the number of retail marijuana stores from the current cap of 334 to a new cap of 556.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Nov. 30, 2015: Consumers in Washington purchased 1.2 million marijuana products in FY15.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 13, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Seven of 14 businesses failed compliance checks conducted recently by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB).
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 23, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today adopted emergency rules and issued new draft rules to begin the public process of aligning the medical marijuana market with the existing recreational market.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 14, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (Board) and the Suquamish Tribe today signed the nation’s first state-tribal marijuana compact. The compact governs the production, processing, purchase and sale of marijuana on the Tribe’s land.