Marijuana Stores Could Double In Washington State

Now under a new state law, “gray market” marijuana providers must get state retail licenses or close their doors.

WASHINGTON: Washington could get lots more pot stores. State regulators will allow medical marijuana providers to seek retail licenses later this fall. There are no strict limits on how many new licenses could be granted, and there is no requirement that they focus on medical patients. This sounds like it could mean more competition. But it Read the full article…

Seattle Medical Marijuana Providers Want ‘Good Guy’ Status

Seattle sent two kinds of letters to all medical marijuana businesses: one to “good guys” who have a good shot at getting a state license, and another to “bad guys” who probably won’t.

WASHINGTON:  In the medical marijuana business, Seattle has determined that there are good guys and bad guys. Seattle and King County recently sent letters to all medical marijuana businesses, warning them they need to close. Seattle sent two kinds of letters: one to “good guys” who have a good shot at getting a state license, Read the full article…

Are Washington State Dispensaries Doomed?

New York, Tennessee, Florida, Arizona, and Kentucky, along with Washington, D.C., will all very likely see a bill, ballot initiative, or executive order for legalization – be it medical or recreational – in 2014.

WASHINGTON: In June, the state legislature created a work group to make recommendations on regulating medical cannabis, which has been legal since 1998 but remains largely unregulated, now that pot is also legal for recreational purposes. The work group consists of two members each from the state’s health department, revenue department, and liquor board, as Read the full article…

The Great MMJ Tax Debate

Washington State Recreational Marijuana Regs still being baked.

MJ NEWS NETWORK EXCLUSIVE. WASHINGTON: Black Diamond, a former coal mining town 45 minutes south of Seattle, held a great debate on the future of medical marijuana yesterday. The event was organized by MMJ Universe and it’s owner Deidre Finley, who have been on the forefront of Washington’s medical marijuana movement by providing a safe access Read the full article…