Five Things To Know Before Joining The Cannabis Industry

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By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON: Legal cannabis may be the fastest growing industry in the country right now, but how do you know if it’s the right fit for you? Working in the industry comes down to a lot more than just a love of pot. Whether you’re looking for a career as a bud trimmer, Read the full article…

Legal Or Not, The Pot Business Is Still Wacky

"Everyone wants to be in the weed business."

COLORADO:  Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever. The tangle of rules and regulations that govern whether and how it can be grown, bought and sold cause major headaches for marijuana businesses — and enticing opportunities for those who want to exploit it. At the heart Read the full article…

Fading Raymond WA Becomes Port For Pot Entrepreneurs

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From the back of Richard Montoure's pot-growing warehouse facility is the Port of Willapa Harbor off Highway 101. Near the town of Raymond, officials hope the facility will house more pot-grow operations in the future.

WASHINGTON:  After voters legalized marijuana in Washington, Seattle nightlife entrepreneur Marcus Charles went hunting for a depressed timber town. Owner of the Crocodile Café and co-founder of the Capitol Hill Block Party, Charles wanted to jump into the emerging pot industry. His first impulse was to find a city with vacant industrial space and a Read the full article…

Limits On Marijuana Advertising Land Colorado In Court

Under Colorado law, recreational marijuana shops cannot advertise on television and radio, over the Internet, or in print publications unless they can establish that no more than 30 percent of the targeted audience is under the age of 21.

COLORADO: Two publications have sued Colorado in federal court over restrictions that prohibit the state’s legalized recreational marijuana industry from advertising on television, radio, online or in most print publications. High Times magazine, which caters to marijuana enthusiasts, and Westword, a Colorado alternative weekly newspaper, said in a suit filed this week in U.S. District Court Read the full article…

Legalization Of Marijuana To Boost Pot Tourism

Residents and visitors to Washington, D.C., will soon be able to possess, share and grow marijuana under a new law.

COLORADO:  Marijuana users in Colorado and Washington are counting down the hours before the western US states become the first to legalise recreational pot shops on January 1. Blazing a trail they hope will be followed in other parts of the United States, cannabis growers and others are also rubbing their hands, while tax collectors Read the full article…

WA State Gets Paperwork For 179 Marijuana Businesses In Whatcom County

Twenty-five retailers hope to open within Bellingham city limits. But many of those will get rejected.

WASHINGTON: The number of applications for marijuana stores in Bellingham outnumbers the city’s Woods Coffee shops, Starbucks cafés and Haggen grocery stores – combined. Last week marked the deadline for the first wave of pot entrepreneurs to apply for a license and get in on Washington’s newest industry. On Christmas Eve, the state Liquor Control Board Read the full article…

Colorado Pot Businesses: We’re Going to Run Out of Weed

Those working to comply with regulations and open for recreational sales in 2014 say demand is going to quickly outstrip supply.

COLORADO: On New Year’s Day, some Colorado marijuana dispensaries are set to become the first in the nation to legally sell weed for recreational use. But it hasn’t been a ride on Easy Street. In addition to trying to clear the hoop maze of local and state licensing issues in time for Jan. 1, local potpreneurs Read the full article…

Colorado Marijuana Shop Owners Racing To Bag Safety

The head of Canada’s police chiefs says there have been talks with members of government about letting police hand out tickets to people caught with small amounts of marijuana.

COLORADO:  Child-resistant packaging is a pillar of Colorado’s rules for recreational pot shops, approved as a requirement months ago to reduce the risk of accidental ingestion by young children. But several business owners say they are struggling to find vendors that manufacture the proper bags or can supply enough to meet demand in time for Read the full article…

Colorado Marijuana Shop Owners Racing To Bag Safety

COLORADO:  Child-resistant packaging is a pillar of Colorado’s rules for recreational pot shops, approved as a requirement months ago to reduce the risk of accidental ingestion by young children. But several business owners say they are struggling to find vendors that manufacture the proper bags or can supply enough to meet demand in time for Read the full article…

First Rush Of Pot-Business Applications Turned In To WA State

The state will accept applications for 30 days. It will then assign a marijuana investigator to each applicant, to make sure they comply with rules – such as a three-month residency requirement for applicants, their partners and financiers — and they have a viable business plan.

WASHINGTON: Pot entrepreneurs eager to get into the state’s new recreational-marijuana industry started submitting license applications Monday. By 2 p.m., 299 applications had been received at the state Department of Revenue (DOR), the first stop in the application process. While business was brisk at DOR there were no long lines of pot entrepreneurs at the agency’s offices. Everyone is being encouraged Read the full article…