Moses Lake Hemp Event Postponed

Moses Lake Hemp event postponed

WASHINGTON: Welcome to the complexities of the lawful reintroduction of industrial hemp in the United States! Due to an administrative delay at Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances, which governs Canada’s industrial hemp program, Washington’s first legal industrial hemp planting seeds are unexpectedly still making their way across the U.S. border. According to organizers, the Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Extension: Petition of Kittitas County for a Declaratory Order

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WASHINGTON: Recently the Board solicited comments from interested parties concerning the Petition of Kittitas County for a Declaratory Order. Initially the Board anticipated issuing a Declaratory Order by today unless an extension of time was necessary. Due to the volume and nature of the comments received the Board has determined that additional time is needed Read the full article…

Trump, Lamestream Media & Cannabis

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by Bailey Hirschburg Donald Trump really hasn’t said much about marijuana as president-elect/president. His administration meanders from strong to modest opposition, depending on who’s talking. This is because cable news is in a nebulous area where media personalities, the president’s staff, channel advertisers, and occasionally everyday people brief Trump from the comfort of his TV. Read the full article…

WSDA Adopts Rules For Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state. The adopted rules were signed by Director Derek Sandison and will take effect on May 14. A state law approved last year directed WSDA to design a program that would license researchers to grow, process and market industrial hemp. Some of Read the full article…

Historic Industrial Hemp Planting & Hemp Farming Educational Event in Moses Lake on 5/24/17

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WASHINGTON: May 2017 brings with it the first legal planting of the versatile, valuable industrial hemp oilseed and fiber crop in Washington State in approximately 90 years. The Washington Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) will host a full day historic industrial hemp planting and hemp farming educational event in Moses Lake on May 24, 2017. Among Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice Of Rule Making: Pesticides Emergency Rules

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board 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, April 19, 2017, and expire August 19, 2017, or when permanent rules Read the full article…

Washington State’s Cannabis Tracking Contract Up For Bid

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By Bart Schaneman, Marijuana Business Daily WASHINGTON: Washington state regulators have begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on marijuana commerce, a deal with an initial value of about $3 million. The competition likely will be fierce, given that the contract involves one of the nation’s largest cannabis markets. But businesses Read the full article…

OMNICANNABIS: The WA State Senate Made Behemoth Pot Legislation, And It May Be Too Big To Fail

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by Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: In lawmaking jargon, omnibus legislation is a single bill that has lots of topics or issues with a loose theme. Anything can be, but until recently marijuana was usually part of a omnibus drug/crime bills, not the centerpiece. The common attitude at the Capital in Olympia is that bills shouldn’t be Read the full article…

Washington LCB Notice of Rule Making – Pre-proposal – #17-04: Producer Tier Structure

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has entered into the initial stage of rulemaking (CR 101) to consider rule changes in Chapter 314-55 related to the producer tier structure and potentially allowing producers to hold an interest in more than one license. The CR 101 is the initial notification of potential rule making and Read the full article…

WA NORML 2017 Cannabis Lobby Day at WA State Capital In Olympia Is March 7th

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WASHINGTON: The cannabis community in Washington is activating once again for the annual Lobby Day in Olympia.  This year’s theme is “Building Community Through Relationships” and Washington NORML is doing that by bringing together cannabis consumers and members of our legal industry to meet with lawmakers, according to Kevin Oliver, executive director of WANORML. “We will be discussing Read the full article…