Canada’s Tokyo Smoke Acquires Seattle Cannabis Lifestyle Brand Van der Pop

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CANADA: Tokyo Smoke, a leading Canadian cannabis-oriented lifestyle brand, has acquired Van der Pop, a like-minded cannabis product and experience brand based in Seattle, WA. Run by acclaimed designer and serial entrepreneur of consumer lifestyle brands April Pride, Van der Pop was created in response to a lack of sophisticated product for female marijuana connoisseurs. Women represent a rapidly Read the full article…

Four Things You Can Do To Help Legalize Home Growing In Washington

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By Bailey Hirschburg, Legislative Associate, Washington NORML PAC House Bill 1212, in the Washington state house, would legalize personal cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, keep as much as 24 harvested ounces in the home. It defelonizes sharing or gifting of marijuana up to one ounce, and allows patients/adults to have their harvested marijuana tested Read the full article…

“Not For Kids” Warning Label: What It Means For Your Cannabis Business

The “Not for Kids” warning symbol will be required to be placed on all packages of marijuana products meant to be eaten or swallowed effective February 14, 2017. The Board recognizes that changing packaging requires time which is why the effective date has been pushed out to mid-February, enforcement of the new requirement will commence at the same time.

By Jason Lammers Effective Feb 14th, 2017 the new Not for Kids warning symbol will be required on all cannabis edibles. Here’s what it means for your cannabis business. The LCB is defining marijuana edibles as “marijuana infused products meant to be eaten or swallowed” Warning symbol must be a minimum size of ¾” tall Read the full article…

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board: Lab and Quality Assurance Rules Update

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has released the following Lab and Quality Assurance Rules Update: Effective Date We have received several inquiries on whether the new requirements proposed in the Lab and Quality Assurance rule-making would be going into effect on February 26, 2017. Due to the volume of public comments Read the full article…

Grow-less In Seattle: A Tale Of Two Home Growing Bills

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By Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: If you’ve been following legalization in Washington,  you probably know that we’re the only one of the eight legal states (plus the District of Columbia) that does not allow adults to grow their own cannabis at home. Initiative 502′s authors decided to drop home grow, in an effort to broaden its appeal. Washington’s initiative Read the full article…

“Not for Kids” Deadline Approaches For Washington Edibles

The “Not for Kids” warning symbol will be required to be placed on all packages of marijuana products meant to be eaten or swallowed effective February 14, 2017. The Board recognizes that changing packaging requires time which is why the effective date has been pushed out to mid-February, enforcement of the new requirement will commence at the same time.

WASHINGTON: The “Not for Kids” warning symbol will be required to be placed on all packages of marijuana products meant to be eaten or swallowed effective February 14, 2017. The Board recognizes that changing packaging requires time which is why the effective date was extended to 90 days after adoption in mid-February; enforcement of the new requirement Read the full article…

WA NORML Pac Lobbyist: Growing Opportunities For Cannabis Consumers

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By M. Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: It’s difficult asking people to get excited about lobbyists. Who can blame them? There are enough examples of lobbyists putting personal gain and access to power ahead of public good, or striking deals on issues they barely care about just to cash a paycheck. Still, I’m excited to be a Read the full article…

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board Notice of Rule Making – Pre-proposal – #17-01

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has entered into the initial stage of rule making (CR 101) for marijuana packaging, labeling, and related rule changes in Chapter 314-55. The WSLCB is embarking on a project to clarify, streamline, and make necessary changes to packaging and labeling rules, rules related to warnings, and Read the full article…

Higher Leaf To Open 2nd Pot Shop in Bellevue WA

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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…

WSLCB Notice: Refiling Emergency Rules For Pesticide Action Levels 16-44

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has filed Emergency Rules with the Code Reviser’s Office for Chapter 314-55 WAC. The board approved refiling emergency rules for WAC 314-55-108, Pesticide action levels, to continue requirements until permanent rules become effective. The rules become effective today, December 28, 2016, and expire April 27, 2017.  Permanent Read the full article…