Recreational Marijuana Zoning Back At Everett City Council Wednesday

Beginning November 18th the State will begin accepting applications for those who want into the recreational marijuana business in Everett. The State will issue five licenses to sell marijuana within the city limits of Everett. There is no limit on the number of producer and processor licenses within Everett.

WASHINGTON:  Now that the State of Washington has refined its rules for growing, processing and selling recreational marijuana, the City of Everett is ready to move forward on the issue.

Prescription for Compassion: Life's Rx Now Open in Renton, WA

Located just up the street from Jimi Hendrix’s cemetery monument in Renton, Life’s Rx officially opened for business this week. This duo of professionals-turned-potreprenuers offer patients a personalized solution to pain management.

WASHINGTON:  “It’s all about compassionate care,” Jason, co-owner of Renton, Washington’s newest dispensary tells MJNN. “When Brian [my business partner] and I decided to open our holistic apothecary, we wanted to create a safe, comfortable, clean facility for patients to come and get the highest quality medicines,” he explained. “You will not see us offering Read the full article…

Prescription for Compassion: Life's Rx Now Open in Renton, WA

Located just up the street from Jimi Hendrix’s cemetery monument in Renton, Life’s Rx officially opened for business this week. This duo of professionals-turned-potreprenuers offer patients a personalized solution to pain management.

WASHINGTON:  “It’s all about compassionate care,” Jason, co-owner of Renton, Washington’s newest dispensary tells MJNN. “When Brian [my business partner] and I decided to open our holistic apothecary, we wanted to create a safe, comfortable, clean facility for patients to come and get the highest quality medicines,” he explained. “You will not see us offering Read the full article…

Seattle Marijuana Zoning Vote Can Make Or Break I-502

If the most progressive city in the state, if not the country, can’t adopt rules to help decriminalized cannabis succeed, other cities won’t bother. Initiative 502 might be dead on arrival, and we can point to a lack of vision and disrespect for the will of the voters as the reason why.

WASHINGTON: On Monday afternoon, the Seattle City Council will vote on new zoning rules “to establish locational restrictions on the production, processing, selling, or delivery of marijuana, to modify the definition of food processing, and to modify existing allowances for agricultural uses in certain industrial areas.”

Public Health Goes After Seattle Hookah Bars – Bad News For Marijuana Clubs?

“Our investigation shows that these hookah bars are violating the law, and endangering the health of their workers and patrons. We are forced to take this enforcement action because they haven’t been responsive to our previous warnings,” said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. “Secondhand smoke is a proven killer, and state law works to protect everyone from this health threat.”

WASHINGTON: In 2005, Washington voters approved an initiative banning smoking in bars, restaurants … any indoor public place. And, while some have tried to get around the law by calling themselves private clubs, public health officials are taking action to shut those businesses down.

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper, Washington Gov. Insleee Call For Banking Flexibility For Marijuana Businesses

"In order to achieve the mutual federal and state goal of establishing tightly controlled marijuana regulatory systems, we urge you to issue inter-agency guidance that will allow legal, licensed marijuana businesses access to the banking system.”

COLORADO: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee wrote to federal regulators Wednesday asking for flexibility in federal banking regulations so state-licensed marijuana businesses have access to the banking system.

Revised I-502 Rules Would Allow 10 Marijuana Retail Shops In Kitsap County

Jake Dimmock, co-owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, waters medical marijuana plants in a grow room, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Seattle. Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed shops. Supporters of Initiative 502 say allowing recreational pot sales could make drug laws a little more reasonable, prevent thousands of arrests a year, and bring Washington hundreds of millions of dollars to help pay for schools, health care and basic government services.

WASHINGTON: Under revised rules proposed by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a maximum of 334 state-licensed retail outlets for recreational marijuana — including 10 in Kitsap County — would be allowed under implementation of Initiative 502. Other licensing restrictions would prevent large commercial interests from establishing monopoly control of the marijuana production, processing or retailing sectors.

Pot Legalization Is Changing Image Of Women And Weed

Aimée “Ah” Warner, CEO and founder of Cannabis Basics, cooks up a batch of topical medications for pain relief, all legal. She has convened a group called Women of Weed because the marijuana industry and movement have long been male dominated.

WASHINGTON: The female marijuana plant, sold for its sticky psychoactive chemicals, is where the value lies in the pot industry. But the industry has long been dominated by men and can be crassly sexist, particularly in underground pot commerce. Women are relegated to supporting roles and sometimes blatantly viewed as sex objects, according to a study Read the full article…