WA NORML 2017 State Of The Session Report (Part 2)

M. Bailey Hirschburg is a long time advocate of justice reform with expertise in drug policy and a focus on marijuana law. He is director of Thurston County NORML and was the south sound volunteer organizer for 2012's Initiative 502 which legalized and regulated adult marijuana use statewide.

What we lobbied for, What we got, and Will we be able to do it again? By Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: For the first time Washington NORML had a regular lobbyist in Olympia this year. The truth is NORML has almost always been staffed by volunteer activists. That’s what I was, at a NORML chapter in Read the full article…

WSDA & WSLCB Release Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed for Use On Marijuana

WSDA and WSLCB Release Updated List of Approved Cannabis Pesticides

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 added 23 pesticides to the list of allowable products, and has removed eight pesticides since EPA has clarified that the Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues Changes to Marijuana Advertising Laws

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

WASHINGTON: Effective July 23, 2017, marijuana licensees will see changes and additional advertising restrictions, mainly around signage and billboards. These changes come from the passage of ESSB 5131 during the legislative session. The LCB will follow with additional communication regarding potential clarifying rulemaking, however, we wanted to make licensees aware so that they can comply with Read the full article…

UPDATE: Franwell Bows Out As Vendor for WA Marijuana Traceability System

WSLCB selects METRC

UPDATE: Franwell and METRC Withdrawal Proposal; MJ Freeway Is Washington’s New Marijuana Traceability Software

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

WSLCB

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…

“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…

Higher Leaf To Open 2nd Pot Shop in Bellevue WA

Molly Honig, Higher Leaf owner

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…

The Clinch On Cannabis: Immature Industries Eventually Grow-Up

There are many academic sources available, but what differentiates this report from others is that this author is able to combine economic rigor with direct industry experience.

By Beau Whitney, Whitney Economics The cannabis industry is still taking shape. Legislative and regulatory policies can have a profound impact on the direction the movement takes. There are many academic sources available, but what differentiates this report from others is that this author is able to combine economic rigor with direct industry experience.  The author Read the full article…

The Long And Winding Road Leads To Where The Grass Is Always Greener…

The Grass is Always Greener for Jenny Carbon and Shauna Mindt

WASHINGTON: Jenny Carbon & Shauna Mindt have become familiar faces to the Redmond Town Council, appearing regularly over the past three years giving testimony at countless public hearings in an effort to change local zoning restrictions that are impeding the couple’s ability to open the first pot shop in upscale Redmond, WA. Awarded a lottery Read the full article…

LCB Says Licensed Marijuana Canopy Enough To Meet WA Recreational And Medical Marijuana Market Demand

Washington canopy sufficient to meet mmj needs says LCB

WASHINGTON: The amount of marijuana allowed to be grown by state-licensed producers in Washington is enough to satisfy both the medical and recreational marijuana markets, a University of Washington study finds. The state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) tasked the UW-based Cannabis Law and Policy Project (CLPP) with calculating the “grow canopy,” or square footage, required to Read the full article…