Clarkston, WA Canna4life Shop Invites Voters To Come Look At New Pot Shop

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.  

93 Marijuana Dispensaries In Vancouver Identified By CBC

CBC has identified 93 Vancouver medical marijuana dispensaries including 91 that are in operation and another two that are on the brink of opening.

CANADA:  About 40 per cent of Vancouver’s marijuana businesses are less than 300 metres away from city schools and community centres — putting them in violation of the city’s proposed regulation on pot dispensaries. The city released its list of 84 marijuana-related businesses operating within Vancouver on Friday, but admitted the list may not be complete. The city initially denied 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…

Marijuana Regulations Up For Discussion Before Thurston County Commissioners

“I can say I think it’s working pretty well, and for that reason we are not planning on making any changes,” Kain said.

WASHINGTON: Thurston County residents will once again debate whether to extend recreational marijuana regulations that have been in place since November 2013. The discussion will take place Tuesday at a public hearing held by the Thurston County Board of Commissioners. The hearing will start at 5:30 p.m. in Room 280 of the Thurston County Courthouse, Read the full article…

Pot Problem: Island Homeowners Say Grow-Op Stench Is Devaluing Properties

Homeowners in a Vancouver Island community are raising a stink about a medical marijuana grow operation they say is driving down their property values.

CANADA:  Homeowners in a Vancouver Island community are raising a stink about a medical marijuana grow operation they say is driving down their property values. Shawnigan Lake resident Neil Haley lives just 30 metres away from the licensed grow-op, which moved into the community just under two years ago. Haley says the stench that emanates Read the full article…

Snohomish WA Pot Farms ‘Complete Shock’ to Neighbors

Snohomish County was one of the first to allow growing and processing operations in R-5 zones.

WASHINGTON: The Wagner Lake community just outside of Monroe in Snohomish County offers a tranquil lifestyle featuring mountain views, a lake for swimming, and now…..a pot farm. Many neighbors had no idea about the new operation until bulldozers and greenhouses started showing up on a ten-acre parcel near them this summer. “It was a complete Read the full article…

Focus: Municipalities Grappling With Location Of Marijuana Facilities

Municipalities across the country are split on how to handle the zoning on medical marijuana production facilities.

CANADA:  The promise of a fledgling industry about to burst onto the Canadian scene has led many to startups lining up to cash in on green gold.So far, Health Canada has issued 23 licences to companies wanting to develop medical marijuana production facilities in Canada of about 1,200 applications received in response to the federal Read the full article…

County Takes Public Input On Pot Zoning

A Canadian company has bought a business center in Washington State with plans to lease the space to licensed marijuana growers and processors.

WASHINGTON:  Spokane County planning commissioners heard an earful Thursday about a nose-full of marijuana odor, as they considered revising where pot businesses can operate. Carl Caughran, a rural landowner near Cheney, said his wife now suffers asthmatic symptoms from what he called a “skunk-like” smell wafting over property lines from a big growing operation next door. Caughran Read the full article…

Vote Delayed For Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Ypsilanti Township

Dispensaries are awaiting a Michigan Senate vote on proposed legislation that would fully legalize the type of transactions and grow operation the business needs to allow it to succeed.

MICHIGAN:  A vote on a special use permit that would allow a proposed medical marijuana dispensary and grow operation to move into an Ypsilanti Township building has been delayed a second time. Denise Pollicella, an attorney representing the Michigan Wellness Group, asked the Ypsilanti Township Planning Commission to table the resolution for 60 days, which Read the full article…

Marijuana Dispensary Leads To Small Town Political Showdown

With the slogan, “Educate Before You Recreate,” The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched a public education campaign to inform people about new marijuana laws.

OREGON:  The town of Gold Hill, Oregon is in turmoil. Two-thirds of its City Council is the subject of a recall election on Monday. What has some of the 1,2000 residents of Gold Hill so riled up? The targeted city leaders had voted to approve a medical marijuana dispensary. From the outside, Breeze Botanicals doesn’t Read the full article…