Higher Leaf To Open 2nd Pot Shop in Bellevue WA

Molly Honig, Higher Leaf owner

WASHINGTON: Washington cannabis licensee Higher Leaf  has announced it will open its second recreational marijuana store in Bellevue, WA  in early 2017. Construction on the new site has been underway since the fall and final inspections by the Washington State Liquor Control Board and the City of Bellevue will occur within the next few weeks. Read the full article…

Bellevue Parents Call For Pot Shop Ban

“The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, minority neighborhoods.”

WASHINGTON: Parents Against Marijuana Near Schools (PAMNS) are against the location of the proposed Marijuana Retail Store “Green Theory” in Bellevue, WA (Factoria). Mike Griffith from Par 5 Investment has filed an application for a permit to change the use in an existing building in Factoria from a driving education service and offices to a retail use Read the full article…

Feds Seek Maximum Of 10 Years In Bellevue Hash-Oil Blast

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10-year, maximum sentence for a man who joined two tech workers in running a hash-oil operation that exploded

WASHINGTON:  Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10-year, maximum sentence for a man who joined two tech workers in running a hash-oil operation that exploded in 2013, destroying a Bellevue apartment building and causing the death of a former mayor. David Richard Schultz II is being sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court, and federal prosecutors say Read the full article…

Cannabis Job Fair Draws Hundreds

One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  From security to software, agriculture to transportation, the Marijuana Business Association’s cannabis job fair was unlike any Kevin Donald’s ever attended. “I would like to understand more about it,” he told one employer at a booth inside a Bellevue hotel. Donald came all the way from Raleigh for the Marijuana Business Association job fair Read the full article…

Blasts Blamed On Hash Oil Lead To Federal Charges

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10-year, maximum sentence for a man who joined two tech workers in running a hash-oil operation that exploded

WASHINGTON:  The chemical process used to make hash oil — a method so fraught with volatility that police compare it to making methamphetamine — has come under attack by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan’s office filed criminal charges against eight people in connection with recent explosions attributed to the manufacture Read the full article…

Bellevue WA City Council Opts Not To Ban Retail Pot Stores

Bellevue, the state’s fifth-largest city, decides against banning legal pot sales.

WASHINGTON: The Bellevue City Council voted Monday night against banning legal pot businesses in the state’s fifth-largest city. Led by Kevin Wallace, several council members said in March they wanted to consider a moratorium or ban on legal pot merchants in light of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s advisory opinion that cities could block the new Read the full article…

WA State Liquor Board Releases Names Of First Rec Marijuana License Applicants

WSLCB opened the application process for prospective marijuana producers, processors and retailers on Nov. 20 with a Dec. 19 deadline to apply.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor Control Board has released the names of the first wave of applicants looking to enter the commercial marijuana market with eight looking to set up business in Bellevue, so far. WSLCB opened the application process for prospective marijuana producers, processors and retailers on Nov. 20 with a Dec. 19 deadline to Read the full article…