MainStem Closes Series B Investment Round At $2.175 Million Led By Merida Capital Partners

@goMainStem raises capital for expansion of #cannabis technology platform.

WASHINGTON: MainStem, a leading cannabis e-commerce technology company, announced that it has closed its Series B Investment round led by a Merida Capital Partners, a private equity fund. According to a company press release, MainStem intends to use the funds to expand the MainStem Affiliate (MAP) and the MainStem Vendor (MVP) programs including software development, sales and Read the full article…

WSLCB Lifts Temporary Suspension Of Analytical 360

LCB Leaf Data

WASHINGTON: The April 23, 2018 temporary suspension imposed on Washington State Analytical 360 testing lab has now been lifted, the WSLCB announced today. Licensees were instructed to direct any questions to the Marijuana Examiners unit.

Washington State Legal Cannabis By The Numbers: February 1, 2018 – May 17, 2018

LCB Leaf Data

WASHINGTON: The below statistics cover activity in Leaf Data Systems for the time period between February 1, 2018 and May 17, 2018.    

Washington State Legal Cannabis By The Numbers: February 1, 2018 -May 10, 2018

LCB Leaf Data

WASHINGTON: The below statistics cover activity in Leaf Data Systems for the time period between February 1, 2018 and May 10, 2018:  

Cannabis Ambassador-At-Large: Marching For Freedom In Legal Seattle

Jake The Professor Speaks At the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March

By Jake The Professor Spring has finally arrived in Seattle, and the locals are beginning to come out from their winter roosts.  The Cinco de Mayo Weekend was the unofficial kick off of the summer season, with lots of local festivities, including the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March – very important to many of us in the cannabis community.  Read the full article…

Washington Licensees Target Of Phishing Scam: WSLCB

Potential Phishing Email Directed at Washington Licensees

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), the regulatory agency overseeing the state’s licensed cannabis program, issued a warning to this morning that it’s seed-to-sale tracking system had been hacked. In an email entitled, “Potential Phishing Email Directed at Licensees” the WSLCB alerts licensees about a phony email containing malware: “The fake email Read the full article…

Washington State By The Numbers

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis board have released the most recent statistics from Leaf Data Systems, detailing all commercial activity for the time period between February 1, 2018 and April 26, 2018. Washington consumers purchased more than half a billion dollars of legal cannabis during the 90-day period, making nearly 13 million purchases.  

Cannabis Industry Ambassador-At-Large: Jake The Professor’s Weekend Unlimited

Weekend Unlimited

By Jake The Professor I am so privileged to be able to attend some of the cannabis industry’s top events.  As a rule, Cannabis Industry professionals are eager to support of our industry, our peers,  and even our competitors to some measure. We attend events honoring outstanding individuals, and enjoy participating with our industry associations, like Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Ambassador-At-Large: Twenty22Many Art Auction

Jake the Professor and Patrick

By Jake The Professor Twenty22Many is a Washington-based Veterans group, born out of the old Medical Marijuana Collective model that preceded recreational cannabis in Washington State. The mission of the Twenty22Many is “By All Means Necessary – End Veteran Suicide.” Founder Patrick Saint, and other volunteer veterans are committed to raising awareness about the extremely high suicide rates Read the full article…