Silt Marijuana Fight Grows More Heated

The fight over growing marijuana in Silt has intensified, with a residents group that blocked a proposed grow site vowing to stop such an operation anywhere in town.

COLORADO:  The fight over growing marijuana in Silt has intensified, with a residents group that blocked a proposed grow site vowing to stop such an operation anywhere in town. A special use permit application by High Q LLC for a marijuana cultivation and manufacturing plant near the Eagle’s View and Stoney Ridge subdivisions was turned 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…

Judge Upholds Pierce County’s Retail Pot Ban

The Senate has passed a bill that removes the excise tax on producers and processors of recreational marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  Pierce County’s ban on retail marijuana shops survived a court challenge Monday, but an appeal to higher courts looms as the statewide weed wars continue. Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper sided with lawyers for Pierce County and the state, echoing a ruling he made earlier this year tied to a similar ban in the Read the full article…

US Attorney Asked To Block Local Marijuana Clinics Near Schools

Now under a new state law, “gray market” marijuana providers must get state retail licenses or close their doors.

MASSACHUSETTS:  US Attorney Carmen Ortiz is weighing whether to use federal law to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries, including those proposed for Boston and Brookline, if they open within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds, or public housing. Under federal law, the 15 dispensaries and additional cultivation sites provisionally approved in Massachusetts could face prosecution and 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…

Snohomish County Planning Commission Hearing Set For Nov 18th

we are allowed to attend, but NOT allowed to testify. However, we can send written comments that will be delivered to the Planning Commission via sally.evans@snoco.org.

Jamie Curtismith                           Shawn DeNaecurtismith@hotmail.com             Shawndenae11@gmail.com This is a reminder that the Snohomish County Planning Commission will be given a marijuana briefing on November 18, 2014 (5:30pm-2nd floor of 3000 Rockefeller Ave in Everett). They will discuss council’s draft proposal, Motion No. 14-318 and Read the full article…

Marijuana Should Be Sold Like Alcohol: CAMH

For those just now starting to explore the world of weed, there’s a lot of etiquette to learn.

CANADA:  Marijuana should be legal and sold in the same manner as alcohol, Canada’s largest addiction and mental health facility says. “Canada’s current system of cannabis control is failing to prevent or reduce the harms associated with cannabis use,” said Dr. Jurgen Rehm, a research director at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Read the full article…

Marijuana Sales Top $12 Million; New Retailers Added … Still Just One In Seattle

“It seems like the people that were smoking before are mainly the people that are smoking now,” Hickenlooper said as Colorado marked six months of legal recreational sales last week.

WASHINGTON:  Retail sales of state-licensed weed in Washington topped $12 million by Sept. 8 … and sales keep climbing. The improvement of sales in recreational marijuana here mirrors the steep growth in sales in Colorado, where the recreational market out-sold medical for the first time in July (the latest numbers from that state). In Washington, Read the full article…

Broomfield City Council Extends Ban On Marijuana Businesses Through 2017

About 500 residents had differing opinions Tuesday night about what rules state officials should write to regulate recreational marijuana.

COLORADO:  Broomfield City Council has extended a ban on marijuana businesses for another two years. At it meeting Tuesday, council extended the ban on marijuana-related businesses, such as grow operations, testing facilities, product and manufacturing facilities and retail outlets. Those businesses were already banned in Broomfield through January 2015. With the extension the ban is Read the full article…

Bowing To Criticism, Florida Health Regulators Agree To Delay Legal Pot Distribution Rule

In order to qualify, nurseries had to have been in business in Florida for at least 30 years and grown a minimum of 400,000 plants at the time of the application.

FLORIDA:  Health regulators will almost certainly delay a rule that will eventually create the framework for the state’s new medical marijuana industry after an outcry from a legislative panel saying the proposed regulation went too far. At what was expected to be the Department of Health’s final day-long hearing on the proposed rule Friday, Office Read the full article…