Washington State Legal Cannabis By The Numbers: February 1, 2018 – May 17, 2018

LCB Leaf Data

WASHINGTON: The below statistics cover activity in Leaf Data Systems for the time period between February 1, 2018 and May 17, 2018.    

Cannabis Industry Ambassador-At-Large: Jake The Professor’s Weekend Unlimited

Weekend Unlimited

By Jake The Professor I am so privileged to be able to attend some of the cannabis industry’s top events.  As a rule, Cannabis Industry professionals are eager to support of our industry, our peers,  and even our competitors to some measure. We attend events honoring outstanding individuals, and enjoy participating with our industry associations, like Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Ambassador-At-Large: Twenty22Many Art Auction

Jake the Professor and Patrick

By Jake The Professor Twenty22Many is a Washington-based Veterans group, born out of the old Medical Marijuana Collective model that preceded recreational cannabis in Washington State. The mission of the Twenty22Many is “By All Means Necessary – End Veteran Suicide.” Founder Patrick Saint, and other volunteer veterans are committed to raising awareness about the extremely high suicide rates Read the full article…

Washington: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

Washington: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA.  WSDA has removed 2 pesticides that were placed on stop sale by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). The ODA reported that both Read the full article…

Inside Science: Marijuana May Help Solve Skin Rash Sting

“The fact that it’s illegal at the federal level, but legal at the state level -- it leads to a lot of complications in trying to do research on marijuana and its derivatives, all of the cannabinoids. They’ve overcome many years of regulatory hurdles in order to come into works, like that Parkinson’s trial that I mentioned. That is actually a trial that is going on. It’s randomized, it’s controlled, it’s the highest standards of evidence to eliminate bias,” concluded Dellavalle.

WASHINGTON: In a new video for Inside Science News Service, executive producer Karin Heineman interviews Robert Dellavalle from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who explains how some compounds found in marijuana might help stop itching and pain in people suffering from skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Eczema affects millions of people, causing an itchy, painful rash. There are Read the full article…

Washington: Cannabis Sales Exceed $1.1 Billion In 2017

Edibles are changing the marijuana marketplace

WASHINGTON:  Retail marijuana sales in Washington state exceeded one billion dollars during the first nine months of 2017, according to data compiled by the State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Retail sales now stand at record highs, with monthly sales exceeding $130 million – up from $106 million in February. Overall, year-to-date marijuana sales in Washington are $1,101,853,539. In Read the full article…

Leafly Hires New CEO Chris Jeffery

“With unprecedented momentum for legalization worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to help consumers navigate this new legal landscape with reliable information and a personalized experience that saves time and money when making purchasing decisions.”

WASHINGTON: Leafly, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cannabis technology company, has announced that accomplished startup executive Chris Jeffery has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Jeffery is responsible for Leafly’s vision and strategy as the company expands its operations and product offering around the globe. “Building on Leafly’s established position Read the full article…

WSLCB Update: Current Information On The Traceability Transition Important Message to Marijuana Licensees

LCB announces delays in rollout of Leaf by MJ Freeway

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has reached a critical juncture in our transition from the current traceability system to the new traceability system. Despite diligent efforts by LCB staff and the new vendor, all critical tasks will not be complete by the end of our contract with the current vendor on Oct. 31, Read the full article…