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…

May 11 In Portland: “Don’t Go Up in Smoke” —Workplace Law for Canna-Businesses

For years it has been rumored that Monsanto was developing genetically modified cannabis in advance of federal legalization.

OREGON:  As the cannabis industry expands, so do the number of workers in weed.  Managing a rapidly expanding organization can present a myriad of challenges for any new business, and business operators in the heavily-regulated licensed marijuana industry face additional complexities.  Employment law and the legal cannabis industry is the topic of  “Don’t Go Up In Smoke,” Read the full article…

The Legal Cannabis Market Contributes to Job Creation

Nearly 900 eager job seekers came to the first Spokane Cannabis Job Fair on 6/20 at the Spokane Convention Center

NEW YORK: New data shows that the growing legal cannabis industry is strongly contributing to job creation. A recent report by New Frontier Data, which provides comprehensive analysis and reporting for the cannabis industry, projects that by 2020, the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter million jobs for American workers. The legal cannabis Read the full article…

OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall For Pesticide Laden Blue Magoo

OLCC issues product recall for bad Blue Magoo

OREGON:  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on retail plant material produced from marijuana cultivated by Emerald Wave Estate, LLC. The affected marijuana failed a pesticide test for pyrethrins exceeding the Oregon Health Authority action level for this class Read the full article…

Announcing MJ Business Network: A News Release Distribution System For The Cannabis Industry

Announcing MJ Business Network, the first cannabis news release system

WASHINGTON: Recognizing the communications and marketing needs of people involved or getting involved with the expanding cannabis business, the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) has launched a press release distribution system that targets the media, both mainstream and industry specific reporters, who cover the cannabis industry. As one of the cannabis industry’s leaders in helping assist Read the full article…

7 in 10 Californians 21 & Older Ready to Use Cannabis Products Recreationally

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CALIFORNIA: Enlucem, a strategic brand consultancy currently advising startups in the cannabis space, announced today the results of a detailed consumer study of Californians’ attitudes toward cannabis products. Results of the 800-person survey found that the market potential for medical marijuana and other future cannabis products in California is staggering – between 15 million and Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Rule Making – Proposed Rules – #17-05: Pesticides & Lab Testing

WSLCB revisits lab and testing standards

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board would like your input on the attached proposed rule changes to create and amend rules related to lab testing, quality assurance, pesticide action levels, and related topics in Chapter 314-55 WAC. This is a supplemental CR-102 filing of previously filed rules related to this topic. The proposed Read the full article…

Oregon Economist Beau Whitney Releases Cannabis Jobs Report

One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana.

12,500 Cannabis Jobs in Oregon Generating $315 Million in Wages OREGON: Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics today released the results of “Cannabis Employment Estimates,” a report compiled at the request of the Oregon State House of Representatives Committee on Economic Development and Trade on the number of jobs associated with the Oregon Read the full article…

Legal Cannabis Market Gaining Traction

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NEW YORK: The global medical marijuana market is expected to reach a value of USD 55.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, the report indicates that together with Washington D.C. 28 states have legalized marijuana for medical uses. In 2016, states such as Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania were approved to use the drug in medical applications such as chemotherapies Read the full article…

Oregrown Flagship Grand Reopening March 3

Oregrown Grand Reopening is March 3rd

OREGON: Oregrown Industries will celebrate the grand reopening of its flagship store with music, food and beverages this Friday, March 3 from 4-6 p.m. at 1199 NW Wall Street in downtown Bend. The event marks the completion of construction of an expansion that has nearly tripled the size of the company’s retail store. “Oregrown was launched four years ago by a group Read the full article…