Cannabis Industry Ambassador-At-Large: Twenty22Many Art Auction

Jake the Professor and Patrick

By Jake The Professor Twenty22Many is a Washington-based Veterans group, born out of the old Medical Marijuana Collective model that preceded recreational cannabis in Washington State. The mission of the Twenty22Many is “By All Means Necessary – End Veteran Suicide.” Founder Patrick Saint, and other volunteer veterans are committed to raising awareness about the extremely high suicide rates Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization In Germany: Berlin Strikes Down Recreational Pot, Coffee Shops

"For us, the rejection of the plans was no surprise, and as such, it's also not a setback," said Georg Wurth, a spokesperson for a pro-marijuana group in Germany,

GERMANY: A German pharmaceutical authority struck down proposed plans Monday that would have allowed for the creation of “coffee shops” in Berlin similar to those in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where customers can recreationally buy different kinds of marijuana alongside a cup of coffee. Despite the setback, proponents of the law are still hopeful for the future of Read the full article…

Bad Puns Hope To Sell The Good Stuff At Washington State Marijuana Stores

Recreational marijuana buyers would pay a flat 37 percent pot tax, plus sales tax, under a proposal headed to the desk of Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

WASHINGTON:  Apotcalypse. United We’d Stand. Canna Cabana. Those painful plays on words are proposed store names in Washington state, where marijuana is now for sale. There are more than a thousand proposed weed shops, but in the first batch of 25 licenses approved by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, the aforementioned weren’t one of Read the full article…

History Made: Your First Washington-Licensed Marijuana Retail Stores

Spokane Valley officials ask legislators to consider one more wrinkle in the rapidly changing marijuana marketplace: pot lounges.

WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) today issued the state’s first 24 marijuana retailer licenses. A complete listing, including contact information of the new retail licensees, can be found [in the list above]. The 24 applicants were notified via email early this morning that they were approved for a retail license. Once approved Read the full article…

Berkeley Set To Require Free Medical Pot For Poor

Medical dispensaries are to provide free marijuana to low income patients.

CALIFORNIA:  Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday. The city is also looking to approve a fourth dispensary, raising the current limit of three locations, as reported by the East Bay Express. The proposed ordinance Read the full article…

Denied Massachusetts Pot Shops Weigh Options

The Colorado Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill to add marijuana businesses to the list where EBTs can't be used to withdraw cash.

MASSACHUSETTS:  State health officials could find themselves deeper in the legal weeds after several of the nine proposed medical pot shops that were snuffed out yesterday after a round of “enhanced” background checks said they’re mulling potential lawsuits, including the lone pair of Boston hopefuls and a group led by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt. Read the full article…

Cocoa Beach Passes Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance

The drug that landed a lot of black folks in prison is now making legal fortunes for others.

FLORIDA:  Cocoa Beach will allow pot to be dispensed in a few locations in the city if Florida voters in November approve a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. Commissioners passed an ordinance Thursday evening 4-1 to limit where legal marijuana can be distributed and treatment centers can operate. City Commissioner Ben Malik said the Read the full article…

Legal Retail Marijuana Will Be Available In Early July

Marijuana retailers will offer deep discounts for cannabis products like pipes and vaporizers on "Green Friday."

WASHINGTON:  Yes, Washington marijuana growers will have product ready for sale in the first week of July in time for the first wave of 20-30 stores receiving state licenses. Exactly which day those first stores will open, how much you’ll be able to buy and how much it will cost the consumer is still mostly Read the full article…

Lawsuit Filed Over Centralia Pot Store Ban

Man Files Lawsuit Over Pot Store Ban

WASHINGTON:  Another lawsuit is challenging the authority of cities in Washington state to ban licensed marijuana businesses. A prospective marijuana retail businessman sued the city of Centralia on Tuesday, saying the city’s moratorium is an unconstitutional ban on a legal activity. Perry Nelson, proprietor of RIU420, filed the lawsuit in Lewis County Superior Court. The Read the full article…

Denver May Shut Down Dozens Of Medical Marijuana Businesses On July 1

A Jacksonville law firm is trying to convince sheriffs that Florida law has for decades allowed severely ill patients who meet certain criteria to cultivate and smoke their own pot.

COLORADO:  Denver officials could soon shut down as many as 41 medical marijuana businesses as the city cleans up outstanding license applications that have been pending for years. All medical marijuana businesses in the city must be licensed by July 1, and the city has sent letters to dozens of businesses ahead of the deadline, Read the full article…