MJ Research Report: New Retail Stores Continue To Fuel Marijuana Sales Growth

Washington State’s recreational cannabis industry has already inked sales of nearly half of what it recorded in 2014. So far this year combined producer processor sales have totaled nearly $30M compared to just over $65M for 2014. Opening of new retail stores continues to fuel healthy sales growth even with a lingering surplus of cannabis deflating prices.

By Joe Armes WASHINGTON: With less than 7 weeks of recorded sales in 2015, Washington State’s recreational cannabis industry has already inked sales of nearly half of what it recorded in 2014. So far this year combined producer processor sales have totaled nearly $30M compared to just over $65M for 2014. Opening of new retail stores Read the full article…

Dollars & Sense: Washington Liquor Control Board Canna Insurance Requirements

According to WAC 314-55-082, the intent of the insurance you’re required to buy is to protect the consumer of your product.  For this reason, the LCB requires two coverages and they both have to be at $1,000,000 or higher.  First, Commercial General Liability (CGL) is required to protect someone from your negligence on the premises.

By Paul Pukis WASHINGTON: With all the excitement of starting your recreational marijuana business and the mounds of paperwork to complete, for I-502 licensees readying for market, little details about mundane topics like insurance may get overlooked.  The bad thing about overlooking any of the required details, is that you risk your application falling to the Read the full article…

Seattle Technology Meets Marijuana In New Networking Event

In achieving this within the cannabis industry, an enormous opportunity exists for technologists to both standardize and create proper marketplaces within which to sell raw cannabis, as well as its derivatives.

WASHINGTON:  A kitchen device that infuses cannabis into your food and a Yelp! for Marijuana. Those are two ideas that have start-up companies growing fast with connections to the state’s new Marijuana industry. Many of the entrepreneurs are attending a series of Cannabis Tech Meet ups in Seattle. The second event took place Monday night Read the full article…

Uncertainty Surrounds Marijuana ‘Green Rush’

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WASHINGTON: As Sam Calvert prepares to open one of the state’s first legal marijuana stores next month, he sometimes thinks of a historic parallel from a previous century. Washington may be about to experience a marijuana “Green Rush” similar to the Alaska Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century, when discovery of gold in the Read the full article…

4 Keys To Moving Forward With Marijuana Reform

retail marijuana stores will open around the state, providing residents with the legal access they demanded when they approved Initiative 502 a year and a half ago.

Guest Opinion: A leader in the legalization effort says there is a lot more to do to fulfill the promise of the voter-approved initiative.  By Pete Holmes WASHINGTON: Some time this summer, retail marijuana stores will open around the state, providing residents with the legal access they demanded when they approved Initiative 502 a year and a half Read the full article…

ACLU Of Washington Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Rights Of Medical Marijuana Patients

“This ruling is an important victory for the rights of medical marijuana patients in Washington."

WASHINGTON:  The ACLU of Washington hailed a decision by the Washington Supreme Court today recognizing the right of medical marijuana patients to raise a medical necessity defense in court.  The ACLU-WA filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case (State v. Kurtz) saying that the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Act did not supersede the common Read the full article…