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…

Marijuana Producers Gobble Up Warehouse Space In Denver Area

Legal cannabis growers and distributors took up a third of all the warehouse space leased in Colorado over the past 18 months.

COLORADO:  Steve Badgley has been hunting for a larger warehouse in the Denver area for more than a year. But his construction-supply business keeps getting squeezed out by a new entrant into the real-estate market: the marijuana industry. Since voters in Colorado and Washington legalized recreational use of the drug in 2012, growers and distributors have Read the full article…

Does The Legal Marijuana Industry Have A Race Problem?

The marijuana industry is mostly saturated with white males, many of whom are not only employed by businesses but also run them.

WASHINGTON:  For decades, people of color have paid a heavy price for the war on drugs. It’s well known that minorities are arrested and jailed at disproportionate rates on marijuana-related charges. But, now that recreational weed is legal in Washington, are those same people who were once likely to be racially profiled reaping the benefits of the industry of Read the full article…

‘Smoke Buddy’ Mobile Marijuana Cart Illegal, Oregon Officials Say

The Smoke Buddy, a medical marijuana mobile cart seen in North Portland, has been determined as illegal.

OREGON:  A mobile cart selling marijuana in Portland is illegal, the Oregon Health Authority said Monday. The Smoke Buddy cart has been seen in North Portland. Jonathan Modie, a spokesman for the health authority, which oversees the state’s dispensary system, said mobile marijuana operations and delivery services are illegal under Oregon’s rules. “Any transfer of marijuana to Read the full article…

The Pot Industry Is Being Cannibalized By Startups

In achieving this within the cannabis industry, an enormous opportunity exists for technologists to both standardize and create proper marketplaces within which to sell raw cannabis, as well as its derivatives.

CALIFORNIA:  The pot industry is not just for growers anymore. Tech entrepreneurs with high ambitions are finding money in applying startup solutions to the budding industry. There’s already the on-demand delivery startups like Meadow and Eaze which will deliver medical marijuana to your door. Pax has brought Apple-esque simple design to vaporizers. Even the “Birchbox” subscription box model has come to cannabis.  Read the full article…

Some Oregon Marijuana CO2 Extracts Contain High Levels of Possible Carcinogen

The lack of lab standards has led many advocates to work on new legislation and to ensure that a regulated, legalized system would mandate proper standards, something that would carry over to the medical regime.

OREGON:  The Oregon cannabis community was rocked when The Oregonian’s Noelle Crombie released her in-depth report on the lack of standards regarding the testing of marijuana products in Oregon. Crombie, who regularly reports on all things cannabis was noticeably absent from the scene for a bit, causing many to wonder what she was up to. When “A Read the full article…

Judge Says Marijuana Dispensary Video Can Be Used In Probe Of California Police

A judge has ruled surveillance video showing the police raid of a medical marijuana dispensary in California can be used as evidence concerning the conduct of the officers involved in the operation.

CALIFORNIA:  Surveillance video showing the police raid of a medical marijuana dispensary in California can be used by investigators, a judge has ruled, curbing law enforcement’s efforts to keep the video from being entered as evidence in the probe concerning the conduct of the officers involved in the operation. Cameras inside the Sky High Collective Read the full article…

Oregon Releases Draft Recreational Marijuana Rules

Oregon public health officials have released draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries selling legal recreational pot starting October 1st.

OREGON:  Oregon public health officials have released draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries selling legal recreational pot.The Oregon Health Authority‘s rules limit the type of marijuana products sold as of October 1 to seeds, dried leaves and flowers and plants that are not flowering. As expected, edibles won’t be sold to recreational users at medical Read the full article…

Hempfest 2015: This Protestival Just Keeps Getting Better

Representing MJ Headline News,  TwiceBakedinWA takes you behind the scenes at Seattle Hempfest 2015.

By TwicebakedinWA WASHINGTON:  Last weekend I attended the 24th annual Hempfest in Seattle on the waterfront of Myrtle Edwards Park. This was my third time attending the Protestival and I thoroughly enjoyed all three days there. While in the past years I have been a volunteer and attendee, this year I was there representing MJ Headline Read the full article…