Washington LCB To Increase Number Of Retail Marijuana Stores Following Analysis Of Marketplace

“The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, minority neighborhoods.”

WASHINGTON: Following an analysis of the entire marijuana marketplace in Washington State, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today heard a recommendation from staff to increase the number of retail marijuana stores from the current cap of 334 to a new cap of 556. The methodology for the cap will be part of Read the full article…

Up In Smoke: New Oregon Law Closing ‘Cannabis Cafes’

With this new law, marijuana lounges, of which only a handful exist, are not allowed in the state of Oregon.

OREGON: As of Jan. 1. the World Famous Cannabis Cafe in Portland is being forced to close, as state lawmakers have broadened the state’s clean indoor air regulations to include marijuana. Within House Bill 2546, lawmakers defined what they mean by “inhalant.” By law an Inhalant means:  “Nicotine, a cannabinoid or any other substance that’s inhaled Read the full article…

Vancouver Public To Have Input On Marijuana Dispensaries

The public will have a chance to give their input on Vancouver’s proposal to regulate pot shops after city council decided to send the issue to public hearing.

CANADA:  The public will have a chance to give their input on Vancouver’s proposal to regulate the growing number of pot shops after city council decided April 28 to send the issue to public hearing. The move, which is unprecedented by a Canadian municipal government, came after city manager Penny Ballem outlined a series of Read the full article…

Pueblo County, Colorado Approves Recreational Marijuana Sales

Pueblo County is one of only seven Colorado counties that permitted retail sales, making it a likely southern pot mecca of sorts for those who live in pot-dry areas such as Colorado Springs and El Paso County.

COLORADO: Pueblo County commissioners finalized rules Wednesday night for recreational pot sales beginning next year, limiting the number of dispensaries to 10 and setting zoning rules and licensing fees.

Seattle Marijuana Zoning Vote Can Make Or Break I-502

If the most progressive city in the state, if not the country, can’t adopt rules to help decriminalized cannabis succeed, other cities won’t bother. Initiative 502 might be dead on arrival, and we can point to a lack of vision and disrespect for the will of the voters as the reason why.

WASHINGTON: On Monday afternoon, the Seattle City Council will vote on new zoning rules “to establish locational restrictions on the production, processing, selling, or delivery of marijuana, to modify the definition of food processing, and to modify existing allowances for agricultural uses in certain industrial areas.”

Colorado’s Marijuana Debate Heats Up As Pot Activists Argue Against Heavy Taxation

At a Denver joint giveaway this week, activists jeered dispensary owners who support the tax and even Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who attended a $1,000-a-person fundraiser to support the tax campaign.

COLORADO: Marijuana sellers and growers in Colorado joke that it’s rare for an industry to seek a tax on its own product — in their case, a 25 percent tax rate that goes before voters next month. Republicans, Democrats and large dispensary owners agree the taxes will boost state revenues and pay for the nation’s first Read the full article…

Colorado Retail Marijuana Applications Pouring In

Tim Waldron is all smiles as he collects his free marijuana cigarette during a pot giveaway on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colo., on Monday Sept. 23, 2013. Those opposing a marijuana sales tax ballot question are looking to replicate a successful campaign event in Denver by handing out free joints. Organizers are billing the giveaway as both a campaign event and flood relief, giving joints to medical marijuana patients and “stressed-out recreational users” who may have lost their stashes in the flooding.

COLORADO: Eisa Khoury, part owner of three medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, waited patiently Thursday for confirmation that the state had accepted his applications for non medical retail sales of pot.

Colorado Retail Marijuana Applications Pouring In

Tim Waldron is all smiles as he collects his free marijuana cigarette during a pot giveaway on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colo., on Monday Sept. 23, 2013. Those opposing a marijuana sales tax ballot question are looking to replicate a successful campaign event in Denver by handing out free joints. Organizers are billing the giveaway as both a campaign event and flood relief, giving joints to medical marijuana patients and “stressed-out recreational users” who may have lost their stashes in the flooding.

COLORADO: Eisa Khoury, part owner of three medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, waited patiently Thursday for confirmation that the state had accepted his applications for non medical retail sales of pot.