The Cannabis Industry Is Coming To Anchorage Alaska

Alaskans can currently lawfully possess up to four ounces of marijuana in their homes for personal use [and cultivate up to 25 plants], but still risk prosecution under existing state and federal statutes.

ALASKA:  Alaska is the next US state that will soon be selling recreational marijuana, and the cannabis industry is watching with keen anticipation. The Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office issued its first licenses for cannabis producers and testing facilities this month.   Retail licenses are to be given out in September. In anticipation of the opening Read the full article…

Soap Lake, WA Resident Petitions Council To Embrace Marijuana Culture

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WASHINGTON: A Soap Lake resident is petitioning the city council to embrace marijuana culture and bring marijuana-related businesses into the city. Gary Gregg spoke to the council Wednesday night, asking the council members to consider taking advantage of legislation that permits and regulates the production, distribution and possession of marijuana for people 21 and over in Read the full article…

Women Leaders in Cannabis finds group to take Thanksgiving donations

When WLC said they wanted to donate food baskets, Autism Rocks was excited to receive them.

OREGON:  A nonprofit trade organization based on philanthropy has reached out to help during the holiday – but had the offer turned down. The group, “Women Leaders in Cannabis,” says it’s been denied several times. The Eugene office of the Oregon Department of Human Services and two charities said “no” when the group wanted to donate turkey Read the full article…

Denver Makes Plans For Symposium On Local Marijuana Regulation, Seen As First Of Its Kind

Mayor Michael Hancock and his administration is taking a new opportunity to exhibit pride in the city’s regulation of the retail cannabis industry.

COLORADO:  Denver city officials didn’t exactly embrace Amendment 64 before voters statewide — and heavily in Denver — approved recreational marijuana legalization in 2012. But Mayor Michael Hancock and his administration is taking a new opportunity to exhibit pride in the city’s regulation of the retail cannabis industry. This week the city’s Office of Marijuana Policy, headed Read the full article…

Advocates In Denver, Home To Legal Marijuana, Seek Public Place To Smoke

Under a thicket of state, local and private regulations, marijuana use in the state at the forefront of legalization is banned from parks and sidewalks, airport smoking areas, hotel rooms, gallery events, nightclubs and nearly every other corner of public life.

COLORADO:  Whether bought from a downtown shop or cadged from a friend’s basement greenhouse, legal marijuana is easy to find in Colorado. Places to smoke it, not so much. Smoking in private homes and on front porches is allowed. But under a thicket of state, local and private regulations, marijuana use here, in a state Read the full article…

Colorado Resorts Continue Rocky Mountain Quest To Attract Oregon Skiers

It seems Colorado is advertising its 300 breweries and 70 distilleries as much these days as its 30 or so excellent ski resorts.

COLORADO:  Hey, Oregon skiers, the heavy breathing you feel over your shoulder may by a representative of a Rocky Mountain ski area trying to get you to go skiing or snowboarding there this winter. Hot on the heals of an Aug. 20 Portland visit by representatives of Ski Utah, marketeers of Colorado skiing and tourism wined Read the full article…

Almost 200 Applications Filed For Vancouver’s Pot Dispensary Licence

The city of Vancouver has received nearly 200 applications from illegal medical marijuana dispensaries seeking business licences.

CANADA:  The city of Vancouver has received nearly 200 applications from illegal medical marijuana dispensaries seeking business licences, setting off a process that is expected to dramatically reduce the number of such operations while making Vancouver the first jurisdiction in Canada to regulate storefront pot sales. Citing the proliferation of illegal pot shops, city council Read the full article…

Metro’s Top Cop Says He Wants To Keep Medical Pot Businesses Safe

Clark County's top law enforcement officer told a room full of marijuana business owners Thursday that he wants to work with them.

NEVADA:  In a state where selling pot could once net you life in prison, Clark County‘s top law enforcement officer told a room full of marijuana business owners Thursday that he wants to work with them. Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who heads the 3,200-officer Metropolitan Police Department, made light of the historic nature of his appearance at a Read the full article…

Oregon Recruiting 11 Recreational Marijuana Inspectors

At the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, jobs are being created to get ready for implementing recreational marijuana policies.

OREGON:  The day when recreational marijuana will be available for purchase in Oregon is fast approaching. At the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, jobs are being created to get ready for implementing recreational marijuana policies. Some context: On Oct. 1, medical marijuana dispensaries in most areas will begin selling some kinds of marijuana products to consumers. Read the full article…

Alaska Grown: Should All Marijuana Entrepreneurs Be Alaska Residents?

Marijuana industry advocates are crying foul about a residency clause in Alaska's draft marijuana regulations that would require all business owners and investors to be Alaska residents.

ALASKA:  Marijuana industry advocates are crying foul about a residency clause in Alaska’s draft marijuana regulations that would require all business owners and investors to be Alaska residents. With the deadline for crafting Alaska marijuana regulations just three months away, the Marijuana Control Board must decide whether the requirement — which board member Brandon Emmett said “basically crushes the American dream” — Read the full article…