Cannabis Ambassador-At-Large: Marching For Freedom In Legal Seattle

Jake The Professor Speaks At the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March

By Jake The Professor Spring has finally arrived in Seattle, and the locals are beginning to come out from their winter roosts.  The Cinco de Mayo Weekend was the unofficial kick off of the summer season, with lots of local festivities, including the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March – very important to many of us in the cannabis community.  Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Marijuana Goes Prime Time

The business of marijuana

By David Rheins WASHINGTON: This is the year that marijuana goes mainstream.  Mass media is learning to love marijuana in a big way.  You can’t attend a cannabis event in Seattle, or Denver, or Portland these days without bumping into a documentary film crew or budding filmmaker shopping a cannabis concept. CableTV has been crazy about cannabis since Showtime Read the full article…

NCIA Lobby Days 2015 Recap

This year, NCIA hosted an educational Policy Symposium to kick off the Lobby Days. NCIA director of government relations.

by Bethany Moore, NCIA Development Officer DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: While the cannabis industry and movement has grown at a phenomenal rate this last year, the body that governs our federal laws is notorious for moving at a glacial pace. Between the House of Representatives and the Senate, the future of our country is determined by Read the full article…

Cannabis Freedom March In Seattle Is Saturday May 9th

The Cannabis Freedom March is Sat May 8th 11am-7pm

WASHINGTON: Medical marijuana is undergoing a sea change in Washington State after Governor Inslee signed SB 5052 into law, officially putting the state’s unregulated mmj dispensary system under the oversight of the LCB (Liquor and Cannabis Board) and integrating it into the I-502 recreational marijuana regulatory scheme. Hundreds of cannabis activists and community supporters are expected to Read the full article…

Hmm..Did You Know Shifts Perceptions With Rich Media Cannabis Portal

“HDYK will shift consciousness and change the way people perceive our miracle plant. It will give the industry a place to share their products and information while providing the knowledge to those seeking."

WASHINGTON: Marijuana marketing is coming of age now that legalization is growing both the need and the branding budgets of the cannabis industry’s first crop of pot products. Cannabis media too is evolving – moving beyond the stereotypical High Times and Cheech & Chong 1970′s sensibility into the modern era of integrated digital marketing.   Meeting the growing need Read the full article…

‘It Gives What We Do Legitimacy’: Medical Pot Sellers Push For Regulation

Seattle Medical Marijuana van, usually parked outside a dispensary on Fremont Avenue near the Woodland Park Zoo.

WASHINGTON: KUOW’S Ross Reynolds talks with John Davis, owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center, about why we wants medical marijuana to be regulated by the state. Davis is also executive director of the Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics, a cannabis industry group.

CCSE Hosts Banking, Taxes & 280E Industry Panel On July 24th

The Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics (CCSE), a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, will be hosting a panel discussion on financial issues affecting the Washington cannabis industry on Thursday, July 24th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, followed by a one-hour mixer.

WASHINGTON: Federal tax code 280E is the single largest hurdle for any entrepreneur attempting to create a sustainable Cannabis business. Although the sale of marijuana is legal in several states, it remains illegal under federal law, and Revenue Code 280E bans most deductions and tax credits given to businesses selling Schedule I and II controlled Read the full article…

Marijuana Banking: Secretive But Poised To Grow

http://mjnewsnetwork.com/legal/wa-gov-inslee-to-sign-bill-changing-medical-marijuana-rules/

WASHINGTON: Many marijuana business owners say they have bank accounts, but aren’t completely forthright with their bankers about the nature of their businesses. They claim to be in “consulting” or “medical research.”  And they know they could lose those bank accounts suddenly, at any time, since federal law prohibits banks from holding any funds associated with Read the full article…

Seattle Hempfest Enters New Era

Hempfest is a three day celebration of cannabis culture that takes place in Seattle.

WASHINGTON: Seattle’s 22nd Annual Hempfest is scheduled to begin Friday, August 16, 2013, in Myrtle Edwards park near Belltown. And times have changed. Initiative 502 has legalized recreational marijuana in Washington, but Hempfest founders say as long as marijuana remains illegal under federal law, their festival will still matter.

Festive Crowd Gathers to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Olympia Hempfest

Tie Dye Booth at 10th Annual Olympia Hempfest

WASHINGTON: Mellow was the mood as the dedicated followers of cannabis converged onto Heritage Park — a modest chunk of field in the shadows of the gilded dome of the Washington State Capital building — for the first day of the 10th Anniversary of  Olympia Hempfest. There will be many cannabis celebrations happening this summer, but it Read the full article…