Washington Pot Sales Still On The Rise, Despite Oregon Recreational Launch

sales have dipped in Vancouver, but not enough to counter the month by month growth that has continued across the entire state of Washington since recreational cannabis was legalized in July, 2014.

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON: Marijuana sales in Washington continued to grow in October, despite fears that the launch of Oregon’s recreational market would end the trend. Washington pot stores sold $61.3 million worth of product in October, a smaller than usual gain over September sales of $59.6 million, but a gain nonetheless. Read the full article…

Washington’s Upward Cannabis Sales Trend May End This Month

Stores in Southwest Washington have been heavily dependent on Portland customers, who have been opting to buy their cannabis in Oregon rather than crossing the border.

By Sue VorenbergCannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON:  The steady month by month growth of Washington state’s recreational cannabis sales may come to an end in October. The state has seen a steady uptick each month since sales began in July, 2014. But with five days to go in October and lagging sales in Southwest Washington after Read the full article…

Vancouver WA Pot Shops Report Traffic Dips After Oregon Sales Launch

Main Street Marijuana, the largest retail store in Washington, dropped its sales prices by 25 percent a few days prior to Oct. 1 in hopes of luring Portlanders over the border.

By Sue Vorenberg WASHINGTON: Pot shops in Vancouver, Washington, reported weekend traffic dips of 10 to 20 percent after the launch of Oregon’s early start recreational cannabis sales on Oct. 1, 2015. Stores in the city, including two of the three largest pot shops in Washington, have been heavily dependent on Portland consumers, who frequently crossed Read the full article…

Vancouver-Based Marijuana Shop Has Highest Sales In Washington, Thanks To Oregon Buyers

The new record was set on a day when two major cannabis conferences were held in the Pacific Northwest, although whether that was a factor is hard to determine.

WASHINGTON:  Oregon marijuana users helped propel a Vancouver retailer to the top recreational weed shop in Washington. Main Street Marijuana sold $1.8 million in May alone, the state liquor control board announced this week, besting Seattle-based Uncle Ike’s $1.5 million. Another Vancouver-based shop, New Vansterdam, ranked third in the state with $1.2 million in May sales. Marijuana sales Read the full article…

Why Washington’s Marijuana Businesses Wouldn’t Mind Some Competition In Oregon

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

WASHINGTON:  Washington state in 2012 made history as one of the first states in the nation to legalize marijuana. So far, it’s been a financial boon for the state — retail stores have reaped millions since they opened in July. New Vansterdam in the city of Vancouver — just north of Portland, Oregon – is Read the full article…

Washington Pot Sales Allay Some Anxiety

'My trip to Washington State removed some of the anxiety I had about the actual sale of marijuana. The buyers weren't a group of half-crazed druggies. For the most part, they were well-behaved, middle-aged adults and manamko'.

WASHINGTON:  I thought I’d tell you about my recent experience with shopping for marijuana in Washington State. Earlier this summer, I vacationed in Portland, Oregon, to attend a wedding. Family and friends from across the states came to participate in the fun. One day, a few of us crossed the bridge that links Portland with Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana In Washington: High Prices, Pot Shortages Dog New Industry

Washington Retail stores are experiencing high prices and pot shortages.

WASHINGTON:  Six weeks into Washington’s experiment with legal recreational marijuana, the industry continues to be a volatile one with extreme pot shortages, complaints about high prices, a backlog of growers, processors and retailers awaiting state licensing and barely a trickle of specialty items like marijuana-infused edibles and concentrates. “From a business perspective, from a customer Read the full article…