Grow-less In Seattle: A Tale Of Two Home Growing Bills

Home grow is a good thing

By Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: If you’ve been following legalization in Washington,  you probably know that we’re the only one of the eight legal states (plus the District of Columbia) that does not allow adults to grow their own cannabis at home. Initiative 502′s authors decided to drop home grow, in an effort to broaden its appeal. Washington’s initiative Read the full article…

Canada Coal Signs Non-Binding LOI With Washington Producer Honu

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CANADA: Canada Coal announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Honu Inc., a licensed marijuana grower and producer of marijuana concentrates and edible marijuana products in the State of Washington. The LOI provides for a 90-day period of exclusivity, which will allow both parties to exchange information and maintain confidentiality as Read the full article…

King County Council Chair: Council’s Vote Continues Inequitable Location Of Marijuana Facilities

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

WASHINGTON:  Metropolitan King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, joined by Council member Larry Gossett, released this statement after the passage of legislation limiting the production, processing and retail of marijuana in the unincorporated areas of King County: “The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, Read the full article…

Saying Goodbye To Medical Cannabis In Washington State

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By TwicebakedinWA There are less than two weeks left before new medical cannabis regulations go into effect in Washington State. For those of us who get our cannabis medicine from the current system that patients have been using since the 90’s, this is a big change nobody is looking forward to. As I was driving out to MMJ Read the full article…

Legal Cannabis Marketers Carefully Sell Their Wares

Marketing Marijuana on the Web and Social Media

WASHINGTON:  While marketing quality cannabis to eager consumers may seem like simple stuff, licensed cannabis marketers are tasked with operating under strict regulatory guidelines, and must stay diligent or risk the wrath of both federal and state regulators.  The Federal Trade Commission is the overseer of advertising in the US, and that includes Washington State’s I-502 legal Read the full article…

City of Castle Rock, WA Proposes Moratorium On Marijuana And Cannabis-Infused Products

Castle Rock, WA considers ban on marijuana and cannabis-infused products

WASHINGTON: Castle Rock, WA, which calls itself the “Gateway to Mt. St. Helens” has proposed a moratorium prohibiting the retail sale, growing, production, and processing of marijuana and cannabis-infused products intended for medical and/or recreational use within the Castle Rock city limits for a one-year period of time, during which the city will study regulatory Read the full article…

WSLCB To Close Marijuana Retail License Application Window March 31, 2016

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will stop accepting marijuana retail license applications March 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The WSLCB began processing retail applications on Oct. 12, 2015 to accommodate additional demand and provide additional access points before the medical and recreational marketplace are merged on July 1, 2016. “We are Read the full article…

Wink-in-Weed: Ladies and Gentleman, It’s Show Time!

f you have anything to do with the legal cannabis industry in Washington or Oregon, you will want to attend both CCC in Portland and CannaCon in Seattle this month. When you do, please stop by the MJBA and MJBA Women’s Alliance booths and say ‘Hi.”

By David Rheins February, the coldest and shortest month, arrives next week and that means the beginning of trade show season for those of us in the cannabis industry. Here at the Marijuana Business Association, we’ll be kicking off the month at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference (formerly known as the Creative Cannabis Conference) in Portland, Oregon on Read the full article…

Managing Your I-502 Business Bootcamp is Feb 16th In Seattle

Managing Your I-502 Business is Tuesday 2/16 in Seattle

WASHINGTON: The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and Washington cannabis legal firm NWMJ Law have teamed up to present a series of business “bootcamps” tailored specifically to meet the needs of Washington’s licensed cannabis businesses. The bi-monthly series kicks off February 16th, 6-8:30PM  at the Factory Luxe (Old Rainier Brewery) with the fundamentals of  “Managing Your 502 Business.” Attorney Anne Van 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…