Meet Jake The Professor: Cannabis Industry Ambassador At Large

Jake Dimmock in his West Seattle laboratory

By David Rheins WASHINGTON: Jake Dimmock wears a lot of hats. Literally. He also juggles a lot of roles and responsibilities in Seattle’s cannabis community: posing with customers and VIPs as the face of swanky pot shop Diego Pellicer; making the scene as the well-dressed social media gadfly Jake the Professor, broadcasting his live reports Read the full article…

NCIA Lobby Days 2015 Recap

This year, NCIA hosted an educational Policy Symposium to kick off the Lobby Days. NCIA director of government relations.

by Bethany Moore, NCIA Development Officer DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: While the cannabis industry and movement has grown at a phenomenal rate this last year, the body that governs our federal laws is notorious for moving at a glacial pace. Between the House of Representatives and the Senate, the future of our country is determined by Read the full article…

Marijuana Banking: Secretive But Poised To Grow

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WASHINGTON: Many marijuana business owners say they have bank accounts, but aren’t completely forthright with their bankers about the nature of their businesses. They claim to be in “consulting” or “medical research.”  And they know they could lose those bank accounts suddenly, at any time, since federal law prohibits banks from holding any funds associated with Read the full article…

New Laws Chart Course For Marijuana Legalization

Jake Dimmock, co-owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, works with flowering plants in a grow room, in Seattle. After months of intensive research, public meetings and public reaction, state officials on plan to release their draft rules governing Washington's new legal marijuana industry on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

COLORADO: Nearly a year after Colorado and Washington voted to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the detailed rules governing how pot will be grown, sold and taxed are finally complete. And as the two states implement their different approaches to getting high, the whole world is watching.

New Laws Chart Course For Marijuana Legalization

Jake Dimmock, co-owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, works with flowering plants in a grow room, in Seattle. After months of intensive research, public meetings and public reaction, state officials on plan to release their draft rules governing Washington's new legal marijuana industry on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

COLORADO: Nearly a year after Colorado and Washington voted to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the detailed rules governing how pot will be grown, sold and taxed are finally complete. And as the two states implement their different approaches to getting high, the whole world is watching.

Revised I-502 Rules Would Allow 10 Marijuana Retail Shops In Kitsap County

Jake Dimmock, co-owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, waters medical marijuana plants in a grow room, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Seattle. Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed shops. Supporters of Initiative 502 say allowing recreational pot sales could make drug laws a little more reasonable, prevent thousands of arrests a year, and bring Washington hundreds of millions of dollars to help pay for schools, health care and basic government services.

WASHINGTON: Under revised rules proposed by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a maximum of 334 state-licensed retail outlets for recreational marijuana — including 10 in Kitsap County — would be allowed under implementation of Initiative 502. Other licensing restrictions would prevent large commercial interests from establishing monopoly control of the marijuana production, processing or retailing sectors.

The Great MMJ Tax Debate

Washington State Recreational Marijuana Regs still being baked.

MJ NEWS NETWORK EXCLUSIVE. WASHINGTON: Black Diamond, a former coal mining town 45 minutes south of Seattle, held a great debate on the future of medical marijuana yesterday. The event was organized by MMJ Universe and it’s owner Deidre Finley, who have been on the forefront of Washington’s medical marijuana movement by providing a safe access Read the full article…