WSLCB 2017 Legislative Fact Sheets Now Available

Persons or entities may hold interests in up to three (3) producer licenses.

WASHINGTON: Fact sheets detailing new alcohol and marijuana related laws from the 2017 legislative session are now available on the Liquor and Cannabis Board’s website. Where available/relevant the fact sheets also contain information about the agency’s process to implement these changes. If you have additional questions please contact Customer Serviceat (360) 664-1600. 2017 Legislation E2SHB 1351 – Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice to Stakeholders – Sales of Plants/Clones And Seeds Interim Policy

WSLCB releases new interim rules for plants, clones and stems

INTERIM POLICY NOTICE – #BIP-01-2017 WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has issued an Interim Policy to provide requirements and guidance for sales of immature marijuana plants or clones and seeds between licensed producers and qualifying patients, designated providers, and members of a registered cooperative in response to the passage of ESSB 5131 during 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…

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…

Washington Weekly Marijuana Report September 14, 2016

Washington State weekly marijuana report for 9/14/16

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB)  weekly report for September 14th, 2016: Licensing  Producer licenses issued Producer/Processor licenses issued Processor licenses issued Retail licenses issued 171 874 127 432 Production Flower harvest MTD/FYTD lbs. Useable MJ produced MTD/FYTD Useable MJ sales volume MTD/FYTD Extracts produced MTD/FYTD grams 11,826 lbs.  58,913 lbs. 7,116 lbs. 42,011 lbs. 6,924 lbs. Read the full article…

No On I-502 Flashback, Part 2: It Will Set The Stage For Bad Legalization

I-502 brought major changes to cannabis in Washington, but those have come about from regulating a system that was never regulated in the first place.

WASHINGTON:  In Part 1: Feds Will Never Allow $600 Ounces, I showed how three years ago at Seattle Hempfest, leaders of the “No on I-502” campaign were making claims that pot shops would never exist and we’d never make any tax money in Washington State, but if we did, an ounce would cost $600 and never Read the full article…

Local Marijuana Businesses Rake In Nearly $4M In total Sales

Statewide, I-502 companies see $256M in sales; $67M in taxes

WASHINGTON:  All told, the legal recreational marijuana business has made more than $265 million statewide since business began opening in June and July last year. From that, the state has raised $67 million in excise taxes. For the most part, which parts of the state are seeing the most sales seems to mirror population. King, Read the full article…

Illegal Pot Shops Need Rooting Out In Pierce County

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WASHINGTON:  Wonder of wonders: King County, epicenter of the state’s drug culture, has begun cracking down on illegal marijuana dispensaries. Pierce County? It’s still doing next to nothing about them – even as it prohibits legal marijuana stores. King County’s prosecutor, Dan Satterberg, and sheriff, John Urquhart, have put two and two together: Now that the state Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Referendum Won’t Be On Washington Ballot

Washington voters won’t be asked this fall if they want to keep changes made this spring to the state’s medical marijuana laws.

WASHINGTON:  Washington voters won’t be asked this fall if they want to keep changes made this spring to the state’s medical marijuana laws. Organizers of a petition drive to place a referendum of the new law on the ballot won’t be turning in signatures by this week’s deadline, the secretary of state’s office said Monday. Referendum 76 Read the full article…

Unlicensed Marijuana Businesses Will Soon Close In Unincorporated King County

King County Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff announce a King County effort aimed at closing down unlicensed medical marijuana businesses.

WASHINGTON:  King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg and King County Sheriff John Urquhart announced today a King County effort aimed at closing down unlicensed marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated King County. Fifteen such businesses operating in unincorporated King County were sent letters earlier in the week informing them that they do not have state-approved licenses Read the full article…