In a municipal move signifying the dying war on drugs, the city of Seattle is going to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for marijuana misdemeanors. Former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes made the announcement during a press conference on Feb. 8, 2018.
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SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced today that the city will nullify all misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession in the years before marijuana was legalized for adult use in Washington state.
SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced that the City of Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions prosecuted by the City before marijuana was legalized in Washington.
DENVER, Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Award-winning music legend and marijuana advocate Willie Nelson has announced that his legendary WILLIE’S RESERVE™ cannabis stash will launch a new product line sourced from Sungrown cannabis.
Not only do the rules for marijuana consumption vary from state to state, but so do the prices. From coast to coast, marijuana prices in the United States range from just over $7 in the west to nearly $18 in the east.
Celebrities who flaunted their pot smoking for decades when it was taboo are now cashing in on the legal cannabis boom.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 25, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and 52 of their House and Senate colleagues criticized the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance on state marijuana laws, and urged President Trump to adhere to his campaign promise to respect the will of millions of Americans, including over 1.7 million Washingtonians, who have voted to legalize and regulate marijuana.
SEATTLE, Jan. 25, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Privateer Holdings, the world’s leading private equity firm investing exclusively in legal cannabis, today announced the completion of its Series C funding round and a pledge from the firm’s founders to donate equity equivalent to $5 million at the firm’s current valuation to help communities harmed by cannabis prohibition.
PORTLAND, Jan. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The top regulators from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board will kick off the Cannabis Collaborative Conference with a discussion on the regulated cannabis system.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rhizo Sciences announces construction of 400,000 square foot export facility in Lesotho, Africa to meet growing international medical cannabis export demand.
SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision to rescind the Cole Memorandum, which changes federal enforcement policies regarding marijuana laws.
SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Today the Washington CannaBusiness Association (WACA), representing Washington’s regulated cannabis producers, processors and retailers, released the following statement in response to news stories regarding Attorney General Sessions’ assertions on the Cole Memorandum.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he rescinded the Cole Memorandum, an Obama Administration directive that allowed states such as Washington to decide how to regulate the use of marijuana.
On Jan. 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to announce a reversal of federal marijuana enforcement policy, rescinding five Obama-era memos that guided U.S attorneys to take a hands-off approach in regards to investigating and prosecuting state-legal marijuana businesses complying with state law.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Jay Inslee issued the following statement today upon news that the U.S. Department of Justice would announce its decision to rescind the Cole Memorandum that has allowed Washington and other states to implement common-sense marijuana laws.
Anticipating that weed will be legal in California (for adults, for adults) come the first of the year, Jack In The Box-a burger chain that got its start in San Diego over half a century ago-is wasting no time getting ready.
Senior citizens are the fastest growing demographic of marijuana users in the country, and they’re finding more ways to use it than ever before.
While the Evergreen state launched its Washington marijuana data dashboard back in 2015, the Centennial State is just now getting around to releasing its Colorado marijuana sales data.
An organization of marijuana legalization opponents in Arizona has commissioned anti-marijuana billboards in the Phoenix area. Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy is responding to pro-marijuana billboards put up this past October by Weedmaps, a marijuana locating app.
SEATTLE, Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., the premium marijuana brand and retail development company, today announced that it has partnered with world-class architect Michael Rotondi, FAIA, and creative trailblazer Jill Savini to develop retail prototypes and innovative branding for future store locations.
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.
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.