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The Grass is Always Greener for Jenny Carbon and Shauna Mindt

WASHINGTON: Jenny Carbon & Shauna Mindt have become familiar faces to the Redmond Town Council, appearing regularly over the past three years giving testimony at countless public hearings in an effort to change local zoning restrictions that are impeding the couple’s ability to open the first pot shop in upscale Redmond, WA. Awarded a lottery Read the full article…

Chelan Community Meeting About Plain Marijuana Farm; Jan 22nd

his issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain.

WASHINGTON: As previously posted on this site, the Chelan County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the status of marijuana operations in the County on January 27th. This issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain. The site is immediately adjacent Read the full article…

Marijuana Committee Runs Into Impasse Over Local Control

The Oregon Legislature's special pot committee reached an impasse Monday night over the issue of allowing local communities to ban medical marijuana facilities.

OREGON:  The Oregon Legislature‘s special pot committee is in danger of going up in smoke after it reached an impasse Monday night over the issue of allowing local communities to ban medical marijuana facilities. After a series of failed votes, the House-Senate committee recessed for the night and legislators said they weren’t sure what would happen next. Read the full article…

Snohomish County Council Says NOPE to R5 Zone Pot Farms

Snohomish County Council has voted to implement a permanent ban on legal cannabis operations on a majority of the previously available farm land in the county, the R5 Zone.

By Shawn DeNae WASHINGTON: I am so disgusted, I could spit!  Snohomish County Council has voted to implement a permanent ban on legal cannabis operations on a majority of the previously available farm land in the county, the R5 Zone. The members of the R5 Cooperative were blind-sided by the reversal from Chair Dave Somers Read the full article…

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…

Regional District drafts medical marijuana bylaw

The RDKS has drafted a medical marijuana bylaw aimed at preventing grow-ops from cropping up near schools, daycare centres and hobby farms.

CANADA:  The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) has drafted a medical marijuana bylaw aimed at preventing grow-ops from cropping up near schools, daycare centres and hobby farms. Prompted by changes to the way medical marijuana is being handled by federal and provincial law, the regional district started reviewing its zoning policies in July 2014. Growing marijuana is legally permitted in areas within the 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…

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Manufacturers Prepare For Business

A campaign to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052 has raised over $11,000 from 118 people in just one month.

MINNESOTA:  Minnesota medical marijuana manufacturers have lined up several dispensary sites throughout state and are set to have the first harvest over the next few weeks. In Minneapolis, construction is under way on the city’s first dispensary — a standalone 100-year-old downtown building that once housed the League of Catholic Women. This summer, it is Read the full article…

City Of Revelstoke To Regulate Medical Marijuana Grow-Ops

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CANADA:  The City of Revelstoke is proposing to allow medical marijuana grow ops only in parts of the city zoned light industrial. Staff is asking council to give the go-ahead to develop a new bylaw that would create rules and regulations surrounding legal grow-ops in the community. The bylaw would add a definition for Medical Read the full article…

Adams County Selects Applicants For Marijuana Businesses

Adams County selected 10 entrepreneurs by lottery Tuesday afternoon to begin the process to open a marijuana business.

COLORADO:  Adams County selected 10 entrepreneurs Tuesday afternoon to begin the process to open a marijuana business in an unincorporated area of the county. The  county got 1,608 applications for three retail stores, three grow facilities, three infused-product manufacturing facilities and one testing facility. The 10 selected applicants now have six months to get a state license, Read the full article…