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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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.
After hitting sales of $1.2 billion in 2016, Washington state’s recreational marijuana sales are projected to top $2 billion by 2020, according to a recent report from Arcview Market Research and New Frontier.
SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 123,000 full-time jobs in the United States, according to data provided by the online content provider Leafly.com.
SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Grassworks Digital is pleased to announce a partnership with BelMar, Bellevue Washington’s premier cannabis retailer.
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.
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.
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.
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™.
According to a recent report from Cowen and Company, the legalization of cannabis is starting to affect beer volumes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
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.
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.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, one dispensary in Spokane is going to show its thanks by donating medical marijuana to qualifying patients.
Cannabis sales in the state of Washington hit $212 million in the second quarter of 2016, marking the first time cannabis sales have exceeded $200 million in a single quarter.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada voted to end marijuana prohibition and Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota adopted medical marijuana laws.
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.
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.
SEATTLE, Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm to invest exclusively in legal cannabis, today announced that the company has closed an additional $40 million in convertible bridge financing.
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.
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.
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.
The European travel guide explains why he is on a mission to make marijuana legal across the country.
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.
Marijuana has been legal in Washington state for several years. More people are using it, including pregnant mothers.
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.
Could recreational marijuana hurt the medical marijuana community? A new report from GreenWave Advisors believes that legalized retail marijuana will disrupt the emerging medical sector.
A strain of marijuana that the iconic singer began developing before his death in April of 2016 is set to hit the market in the coming months.
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.
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.
Legal cannabis sales in Washington State are on the rapid increase as more outlets open their doors and as patients continue to shift away from the hundreds of unlicensed dispensaries that were forced shut in July.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a Canadian public service announcement: don’t ever tell a United States border guard you’ve smoked pot before.
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.
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.