Washington Stores And Growers Contemplate Costs Of Medical Marijuana integration

Some patients may not bother signing up at shops because of backlash against the state registry, in which the state will keep a running list of patient names

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Jim Mullen, COO of The Herbery, a small upscale chain of retail cannabis shops in Vancouver, Washington, scrunched his forehead as he contemplated the costs of adding services for medical marijuana patients to his line of store offerings. It’s not that he doesn’t want to serve medical patients – he does, Read the full article…

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…

Cannabis 101: Harsh Smoke And The Importance Of Curing

New York State: Legal Cannabis Market Would Yield $434 Million Annually

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Fall is a great time for cannabis enthusiasts – the big outdoor harvests start to come in, the array of strains at local shops expands almost exponentially and prices drop due to the large amount of flower entering the market. If you’re not a fan of harsh smoke (Are Read the full article…

Opinions: Stigma Remains In Las Vegas Young Cannabis Scene

(Euphoria Wellness in Las Vegas)

By Sue VorenbergCannabis Daily Record NEVADA: I’ll admit it. As a gourmet cannabis enthusiast I’m utterly spoiled living on the Washington-Oregon border. I’m surrounded by two states that – while not perfect – could be considered marijuana utopias compared with most of the rest of the country. And I was reminded of that on a recent trip Read the full article…

Opinions: Every Medical Marijuana State Should Be Fully Reciprocal

The study's findings are similar to those reported among enrollees in other states' medical cannabis programs, including the experiences of patients in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, and elsewhere.

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Traveling with medical marijuana is always a nerve wracking experience, filled with worry that your medicine will be seized or worse – you’ll wind up in jail. With any other prescription drug – including highly addictive things like Oxycodone – it’s easy enough to travel to another state and fill 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…

Notes From Oregon’s First Day Of Legal Cannabis Sales

Instead of grudgingly accepting the market (as we’ve seen in some Washington cities and I’m sure in some of Oregon’s more rural towns as well), Portland and its residents seem to openly and lovingly welcome it.

By Sue Vorenberg OREGON:  There was a prevalent party vibe in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 1, 2015 – the first day of legal recreational cannabis sales in the state. Having covered the launch and evolution of Washington’s recreational cannabis system over the past several years, I was extremely curious to see how Oregon’s first day Read the full article…

Medical Product Sales On The Rise At Recreational Cannabis Shops

“CBDs are on the rise – we really can’t carry enough of it,” said Jim Mullen, chief operating officer at The Herbery

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON: Recreational cannabis shops in Southwest Washington are seeing an increasing demand for products with medical properties, such as high CBD edibles and cannabis-infused topicals for pain. Store managers and owners at the Cannabis Country Store in Battle Ground and The Herbery in Vancouver, Washington, report so much demand for CBD-based products that Read the full article…

New Washington Sales Record Set In Late August

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.

By Sue Vorenberg, Cannabis Daily Record Washington state recreational cannabis stores consistently report Fridays as their top sales days, with yet another record-breaking day in late August, according to information released by the Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board. Stores in the state reported $3.4 million ($3,387,268.82) in sales on Friday, August 28. (The shelf-price, which includes excise Read the full article…