Clarkston Canna4life Shop Invites Voters To Come Look At New Shop

There's a ban on the sale of recreational marijuana in Clarkston, but that didn't stop the city's first pot shop from inviting people to check out legal marijuana on Friday.

WASHINGTON:  There’s a ban on the sale of recreational marijuana in Clarkston, but that didn’t stop Kelly Jackson from inviting people to check out the city’s first pot shop (Friday) today.“This is not a grand opening,” said Kelly Jackson, Canna4Life owner. “This is an open house for the voters to have a chance to come, Read the full article…

Medical Pot Businesses Face Illegal Competition

When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will immediately have to compete with the black market.

ILLINOIS:  When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will always be cheaper on the black market. So what incentives might entice those patients? Think cannabis-infused premium chocolate. Well-lit display cases that showcase buds as if they Read the full article…

Marijuana: Coming To A St. Helens Storefront Near You?

Medical and retail marijuana outlets could begin appearing in St. Helens’ commercial areas within months.

OREGON:  It’s far from official yet, but medical and retail marijuana outlets could begin appearing in St. Helens’ commercial areas within months. The St. Helens City Council held a public hearing Wednesday evening, May 20, on proposed amendments to the city’s community development code dealing with the placement of potential marijuana stores and medical dispensaries. Read the full article…

Washington State Marijuana Shops Caught Selling To Minors

Four of 22 stores tested for compliance were caught selling weed to underage shoppers in state-run stings.

WASHINGTON:  Washington’s retail marijuana businesses got calls from the state liquor control board before the sting operations began, warning them and reminding them about best practices when it comes to keeping weed out of kids’ hands. But when the board sent 18- to 20-year-old operatives into the first batch of stores this month to see Read the full article…

Major Colorado Pot Shop Chain Lays Off 45% Of Its Employees

One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce

COLORADO:  One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce, according to owner Shawn Phillips. The pot layoffs are believed to be the largest in Colorado’s 16-month recreational era. Phillips owns nine cannabis stores in Colorado, all of which are Read the full article…

Vancouver Public To Have Input On Marijuana Dispensaries

The public will have a chance to give their input on Vancouver’s proposal to regulate pot shops after city council decided to send the issue to public hearing.

CANADA:  The public will have a chance to give their input on Vancouver’s proposal to regulate the growing number of pot shops after city council decided April 28 to send the issue to public hearing. The move, which is unprecedented by a Canadian municipal government, came after city manager Penny Ballem outlined a series of Read the full article…

Lawmakers May Let Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Sell Recreational Weed, Starting July 1

The Oregon Legislature is mulling a plan to let medical-marijuana dispensaries temporarily sell pot to all adults July 1.

OREGON:  The Oregon Legislature is mulling a plan to let medical-marijuana dispensaries temporarily sell pot to all adults as soon as recreational weed becomes legal July 1. The idea by Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) could solve the problem of where to buy recreational weed while the Oregon Liquor Control Commission licenses recreational growers and stores. OLCC chairman Rob Patridge has Read the full article…

Ballard’s First Recreational Marijuana Store Now Open

Former Ballard medical marijuana collective, Herb's House, has reopened as a 502 retailer.

WASHINGTON:  The first recreational 502 marijuana store is about to open in our neighborhood in the current location of medical marijuana establishment Herbs House (716 NW 65th). Herbs House has been in operation as a Medical Marijuana Collective since September 2013 and is now making the move into the recreational market. “As a lady entrepreneur I’m thrilled to create Read the full article…

The Saturday Pot Shop Tour

4/20 pot sales hit new high

WASHINGTON:  I was cooking a late breakfast in my pajamas on Saturday morning when I received a message from Jessica Jordan, a gal I met through MJBA, asking if I might join her in a day tour of cannabis retail shops in Washington. Jessica is about to start building her own I-502 retail cannabis shop Read the full article…

In Washington State, A 10-Person Team Toils For The Government — Selling Pot

The nation’s only government-run marijuana shop was running low on weed.

WASHINGTON:  Deep in the Columbia River Gorge, a short drive from the Bridge of the Gods, the nation’s only government-run marijuana shop was running low on weed. The store had been open for just a few days. Inside, manager Robyn Legun was frantically trying to restock. Outside, five customers stood waiting for the doors to Read the full article…