Washington: Cannabis Sales Exceed $1.1 Billion In 2017

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WASHINGTON:  Retail marijuana sales in Washington state exceeded one billion dollars during the first nine months of 2017, according to data compiled by the State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Retail sales now stand at record highs, with monthly sales exceeding $130 million – up from $106 million in February. Overall, year-to-date marijuana sales in Washington are $1,101,853,539. In Read the full article…

Oregon Economist Beau Whitney Releases Cannabis Jobs Report

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.

12,500 Cannabis Jobs in Oregon Generating $315 Million in Wages OREGON: Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics today released the results of “Cannabis Employment Estimates,” a report compiled at the request of the Oregon State House of Representatives Committee on Economic Development and Trade on the number of jobs associated with the Oregon Read the full article…

Legal Cannabis Market Gaining Traction

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NEW YORK: The global medical marijuana market is expected to reach a value of USD 55.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, the report indicates that together with Washington D.C. 28 states have legalized marijuana for medical uses. In 2016, states such as Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania were approved to use the drug in medical applications such as chemotherapies Read the full article…

Legal US pot sales soar to $5.4B in 2015: Report

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.

Legal U.S. pot sales soared to $5.4 billion for 2015, up 17.4 percent from $4.6 billion in 2014, according to data released Monday by the ArcView Group, which tracks the cannabis markets. The figures include medical and adult consumer sales. However, the annual gain was largely fueled by the explosive growth in consumer sales, as Read the full article…

In Colorado, A Blazing Start

“I think it is rearing its head as a significant travel and tourism amenity for visitors coming to Colorado,” said Al White, who retired as boss of the Colorado Tourism Office in August and now serves on the board of a cannabis tourism company.

COLORADO: Legal retail weed in Colorado turned one year old this month. While legalization remains more experimental than established at this point, the early returns make a compelling case that the first year was a sweeping regulatory success in the Rocky Mountain State. Exhibit A: what didn’t happen in 2014. Despite the nightmare scenarios that anti-legalization Read the full article…

Washington State Growers Struggling To Sell Legal Marijuana

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WASHINGTON:  Washington’s legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn’t have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped, bringing serious growing pains to the new industry. A big harvest of sun-grown marijuana from eastern Washington last fall Read the full article…

Washington Marijuana Market Mellows

It's a vastly different world from six months ago, when Main Street, Clark County's first recreational marijuana store, opened its doors on July 9 to widespread shortages.

WASHINGTON: Ramsey Hamide looked across the packed shelves and piled boxes of product in the cramped backroom of Main Street Marijuana and stretched out his arms. “Look at this,” the store manager said, smiling victoriously. “Nonstop, growers are coming, bringing us samples, new products.” It’s a vastly different world from six months ago, when Main Read the full article…

The Mother Of Marijuana Legalization: Pot Comes ‘Out Of The Shadows’

Reforming the state’s medical-marijuana law means all adults would have the same option to grow their own marijuana or purchase it from a store, and they won’t need a medical authorization for either.

WASHINGTON:  Alison Holcomb, criminal justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state, is known in these parts as the mother of marijuana legalization. She drafted Initiative 502, which voters passed overwhelmingly in 2012; the measure struck down prohibitions on recreational pot use and led to the creation of Washington’s marijuana market. On Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana Zoning Back At Everett City Council Wednesday

Beginning November 18th the State will begin accepting applications for those who want into the recreational marijuana business in Everett. The State will issue five licenses to sell marijuana within the city limits of Everett. There is no limit on the number of producer and processor licenses within Everett.

WASHINGTON:  Now that the State of Washington has refined its rules for growing, processing and selling recreational marijuana, the City of Everett is ready to move forward on the issue.