Chelan Community Meeting About Plain Marijuana Farm; Jan 22nd

his issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain.

WASHINGTON: As previously posted on this site, the Chelan County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the status of marijuana operations in the County on January 27th. This issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain. The site is immediately adjacent Read the full article…

Green Bits Conquers Washington Cannabis Compliance Market

Green Bits has been growing steadily and building out its service to help canna-businesses grow and stay legal.

WASHINGTON: In episode 25 of the Investing in Cannabis Podcast, Brandon David interviews Ben Curren of Green Bits, discussing the company’s point-of-sale service designed specifically for cannabis companies. Founded on March 24, 2014, Green Bits has been growing steadily and building out its service to help canna-businesses grow and stay legal. Green Bits was also named the first runner-up at Read the full article…

Relief In Sight: WA Liquor & Cannabis Board To Consider Rules Changes

To the credit of the WSLCB, they have heard and listened to the comments, constructive or otherwise and are prepared to loosen some of the constraints that have held the Washington market back artificially,

By Myles Harlow Kahn WASHINGTON: I have been telling my cannabis industry clients and constituents for two years to be patient; the regulations which, to a great extent, have choked the development and growth of the legal cannabis industry in Washington, will loosen up eventually. Washington’s restrictive and conservative approach, which has purposefully stayed under the federal Read the full article…

Washington LCB To Increase Number Of Retail Marijuana Stores Following Analysis Of Marketplace

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

WASHINGTON: Following an analysis of the entire marijuana marketplace in Washington State, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today heard a recommendation from staff to increase the number of retail marijuana stores from the current cap of 334 to a new cap of 556. The methodology for the cap will be part of Read the full article…

MJBA Year in Review: 2015

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

By David Rheins It is the week between Christmas and New Years, and the end of another whirlwind year for those of us on the front lines of legal cannabis.  Our fledgling industry has grown rapidly over its first two years: hundreds of new companies, thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions in new Read the full article…

Striking Oil: The Business of Edibles, Topicals and Concentrates Is Jan 21st In Tacoma, WA

“Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.”

The Marijuana Business Association and Front Runner, powered by TetraTrak, have announced their first Professional Seminar of 2016: “Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.” The half-day MJBA Professional Seminar takes place on Thursday, January 21st, 2016,1PM-6PM, at the Red Lion Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Hosted by The Marijuana Business Association and business intelligence firm Front Runner, “Striking Oil” will provide I-502 Producers, Processors, Retailers, and Read the full article…

You’re Ready To Grow Your Own Pot, Travel Guru Rick Steves Says

WSLCB releases new interim rules for plants, clones and stems

WASHINGTON: Rick Steves doesn’t think Big Marijuana should control your pot. That’s one reason people in Washington state should be able to grow their own weed, Steves told KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel. “I don’t want marijuana to go the route of tobacco and have Joe Camel and Big Tobacco and Big Marijuana” dominate the industry, Steves said. Read the full article…

Oregon Sucking Life From Southern Stores

it is clear from the distribution of sales LOSSES at the store level that cannabis acquisition does not appear to be respecting State boundaries (either now, or before Oregon’s change, or both).

By Dr. James MacRae WASHINGTON:  The Vampires appear to have moved from Forks to Oregon, and they are sucking our southernmost state-legal cannabis stores dry. Actually, that’s a bit dramatic, but I thought the imagery fit the attached map picturing the change in Store-level Retail Sales levels from September to October of this year.  Green represents growth in sales, Yellow is Read the full article…

MJ Research: The 2015 Front Runner/MJBA Washington Marijuana Retailer Report

As of early October 2015, there were 182 retail stores recording revenue in Washington. We project that by July 2016 that number will grow to between 288-294 retailers, ensuring that the high growth rate that we have seen will continue into 2016.

By Brian Yauger and Joe Armes Front Runner WASHINGTON: The story of recreational marijuana’s first fourteen months in Washington state is a story of supply and demand imbalances, with recreational price points impacted by competition from medical and black markets unfettered by high taxation and strict regulation. By all accounts the first year of I-502 Read the full article…

Local Marijuana Businesses Rake In Nearly $4M In total Sales

Statewide, I-502 companies see $256M in sales; $67M in taxes

WASHINGTON:  All told, the legal recreational marijuana business has made more than $265 million statewide since business began opening in June and July last year. From that, the state has raised $67 million in excise taxes. For the most part, which parts of the state are seeing the most sales seems to mirror population. King, Read the full article…