Vancouver City Council Passes Controversial Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulations

Vancouver City Councillors voted in favour of new rules to regulate the city's medical marijuana dispensaries, despite threats from the federal government and controversy about certain provisions in the regulations.

CANADA:  Vancouver City Councillors voted in favour of new rules to regulate the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries today, despite threats from the federal government and controversy about certain provisions in the regulations. Councillors – who unanimously supported the concept of legal medical marijuana storefronts – voted 8 to 3 in support of the new rules that, if Read the full article…

Victoria Likely To Follow Vancouver’s Lead On Marijuana, Mayor Says

The mayor of Victoria says the city likely will follow Vancouver’s lead this fall by regulating illegal marijuana dispensaries.

CANADA:  Victoria likely will follow Vancouver’s lead this fall by regulating illegal marijuana dispensaries, Mayor Lisa Helps said Wednesday. “Council has already said it would be good for Victoria to take a similar approach and now we have Vancouver’s concrete leadership. So now our staff’s job is easier,” Helps said. “I think it is important Read the full article…

Yakima Police Close Pot Store That Defied City Rules

Yakima police have shut down a retail marijuana shop after it opened despite the city's rule banning pot sales.

WASHINGTON:  Yakima police have shut down a retail marijuana shop after it opened despite the city’s rule banning pot sales. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Happy Time owner Jaime Campos on Friday cited an order issued by a Yakima County Superior Court commissioner that demands the city defend its ban in court. Police closed the shop on Read the full article…

Edible Marijuana Labels Often Have Potency Wrong, Study Says

Most edibles in a recent study inaccurately described the amount of THC on their labels.

CALIFORNIA:  An analysis of 75 edible marijuana products sold to patients in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles found that labels on just 17 percent accurately described their levels of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient, researchers reported Tuesday. Sixty percent of the products had less THC than their packages advertised, and 23 percent of them had more Read the full article…

Massachusetts First Legal Marijuana Dispensary Will Open Soon

Salem will be the first US territory where people will be able to find a medical marijuana dispensary.

MASSACHUSETTS:  Patients have been waiting to access marijuana for medical purposes for far too long. There is more debate in the press over the matter, rather than effective measures taken to cover the debates. A considerable number of states across US have passes a law by which marijuana consumption is made legal but few of Read the full article…

Court Ruling Gives Yakima Pot Store A Green Light

Yakima police have shut down a retail marijuana shop after it opened despite the city's rule banning pot sales.

WASHINGTON:  The owner of the Happy Time marijuana store in Yakima opened his doors Friday and began selling, flouting a city ban on pot stores. His defiance was backed by a Yakima County Superior Court show-cause order, banning the city from closing the store and requiring the city to show why it shouldn’t be allowed Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Rules On Calgary City Council Agenda

Two Calgary city councillors are calling for land use rules for medical marijuana businesses before the new shops begin opening in the city.

CANADA:  Two Calgary city councillors are calling for land use rules for medical marijuana businesses before the new shops begin opening in the city. Diane Colley-Urquhart and Gian-Carlo Carra want the city to address issues such as ‘clustering’ or ‘proliferation’ of the businesses and also to ensure there is separation from schools, as there is for liquor stores. “You can imagine if you Read the full article…

Vancouver’s Sixth Marijuana Shop To Open

The selection of recreational marijuana in Southwest Washington grows wider this weekend with the opening of Vancouver's sixth pot shop.

WASHINGTON:  The selection of recreational marijuana in Southwest Washington grows wider this weekend with the opening of Vancouver’s sixth pot shop, GreenHead Cannabis. GreenHead opens its doors for the first time at 10 a.m. today along a busy stretch of St Johns Boulevard in the Rose Village neighborhood, just north of Clark College. After several Read the full article…

Denver Dank Vs. Boulder Bud: How The Cities’ Pot Scenes Differ

The Cannabist Show compares Denver and Boulder’s marijuana communities.

COLORADO:  In the microcosm of Colorado marijuana, how do Denver and Boulder compare to one another? Is Denver the more conservative, older sister to a younger, more liberal brother in Boulder? The answer might surprise you. Denver pot shop L’Eagle owner John Andrle and Stashlogix co-founder Sam Campbell join Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca on The Cannabist Show to compare Denver Read the full article…

Vancouver-Based Marijuana Shop Has Highest Sales In Washington, Thanks To Oregon Buyers

The new record was set on a day when two major cannabis conferences were held in the Pacific Northwest, although whether that was a factor is hard to determine.

WASHINGTON:  Oregon marijuana users helped propel a Vancouver retailer to the top recreational weed shop in Washington. Main Street Marijuana sold $1.8 million in May alone, the state liquor control board announced this week, besting Seattle-based Uncle Ike’s $1.5 million. Another Vancouver-based shop, New Vansterdam, ranked third in the state with $1.2 million in May sales. Marijuana sales Read the full article…