Colorado To Cannabis Retailers: How We Doing?

An amendment to allow banks to deal with marijuana businesses shows a clear trend toward a loosening of anti-marijuana sentiment in the government.

COLORADO:  The State of Colorado wants to be a better partner it’s legally-licensed pot shops, and in an effort to better understand their needs has tapped the expertise of Clear Voice Research to conduct a first-ever research study.  Designed to help inform how the Colorado Department of Health and Environment can be a better partner to Read the full article…

Higher Leaf To Open 2nd Pot Shop in Bellevue WA

Molly Honig, Higher Leaf owner

WASHINGTON: Washington cannabis licensee Higher Leaf  has announced it will open its second recreational marijuana store in Bellevue, WA  in early 2017. Construction on the new site has been underway since the fall and final inspections by the Washington State Liquor Control Board and the City of Bellevue will occur within the next few weeks. Read the full article…

Lawsuit: Marijuana Shop Says Neighbors Complaining Of Odor Was Phony Reason For Eviction Notice

Closed due to "numerous tenant complaints" about "an objectionable odor of marijuana" emitting from the business.

OREGON: A business that claims to be Portland‘s oldest marijuana dispensary is asking a judge to stop its property management company from evicting it based on what it calls phony reasons — including that neighbors have complained of the odor of pot. Brothers Cannabis Club at Southeast 36th Avenue and Division Street filed court papers Read the full article…

Marijuana Club Opens In Fairbanks, And The Owners Say It’s legal

Club members can smoke pot or eat pot-infused foods but cannot buy or sell marijuana inside the building. The cost to join is $10 per day or $25 per month.

ALASKA: A marijuana club that allows consumption but not sales quietly opened this week in Fairbanks, and its owners say they are operating within state law. Coffee and doughnuts were out for customers at The Higher Calling Club, which opened Monday in a remodeled former wine bar downtown, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Patrons could sit on overstuffed couches Read the full article…

Oregon Dispensaries Prepare For Legal Marijuana

Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries.

OREGON:  The Oregon Health Authority says there over 300 registered medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. Emerald City Medicinal is one of 19 in Eugene that can legally start selling recreational marijuana to adults as of Thursday, October 1st. Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries. Customers Read the full article…

Spokane WA First Retail Marijuana Shop To Open July 1

The manager added that the store, located at Francis and Napa next to Kouchlock Productions, should have all inspections done by the end of June.

WASHINGTON:  The manager at Kouchlock Productions confirmed Wednesday that the first retail marijuana store in Spokane will open July 1. The manager added that the store, located at Francis and Napa next to Kouchlock Productions, should have all inspections done by the end of June. The Washington State Liquor Control Board issued the state’s first Read the full article…

Spokane County To Zone Marijuana Away From Neighborhoods

Oregon's medical marijuana retail industry will meet Monday to discuss fees and whether local governments can restrict or ban dispensaries in their communities.

WASHINGTON:  Spokane County commissioners said Tuesday they want to keep the state’s new legal marijuana business away from neighborhoods. Commissioners said the new recreational marijuana trade, approved by voters in Initiative 502 last November, would be allowed to thrive in land-use zones most appropriate for that activity.

Spokane County To Zone Marijuana Away From Neighborhoods

Oregon's medical marijuana retail industry will meet Monday to discuss fees and whether local governments can restrict or ban dispensaries in their communities.

WASHINGTON:  Spokane County commissioners said Tuesday they want to keep the state’s new legal marijuana business away from neighborhoods. Commissioners said the new recreational marijuana trade, approved by voters in Initiative 502 last November, would be allowed to thrive in land-use zones most appropriate for that activity.