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

NORML has long argued against regulations that limit or restrict patients' access to whole plant herbal cannabis.

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

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

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…

One Year Of Legal Marijuana Generated $70 Million In Tax Revenue For Washington State

Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales.

WASHINGTON:  Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales. The Washington State Liquor Control Board, the government body charged with overseeing the state’s marijuana industry, reports that state pot shops sold more than $257 million worth of marijuana, generating more than $64 million through Read the full article…

Year Of Legal Marijuana Nets State $70 Million In Pot Taxes

One year after the first retail sales, Washington state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.

WASHINGTON:  Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.And who knows – the industry might even start making some Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana In Washington: One Year Later

Local marijuana growers and sellers are riding high nearly a year after sales started in Washington.

WASHINGTON:  Local marijuana growers and sellers are riding high nearly a year after sales started in Washington. Pot puns aside, the recreational marijuana market has proven to be an economic force in Cowlitz County. Since retail sales started July 8 last year, more than $5 million has exchanged hands and at least 60 jobs created Read the full article…

Washington State House Passes Recreational Marijuana Reform Bill

The House on Friday passed a measure that changes the state's recreational marijuana three-tier tax structure to a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of sale.

WASHINGTON:  The House on Friday passed a measure that makes several changes to the state’s new recreational marijuana market, including eliminating the three-tier tax structure and replacing it with a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of sale.House Bill 2136 passed the House on a 59-38 vote and now heads to the Read the full article…

B.C. Company Buys Ferndale Center For Marijuana Businesses

A Canadian company has bought a business center in Washington State with plans to lease the space to licensed marijuana growers and processors.

WASHINGTON:  A Vancouver, B.C., company has bought a business center at 2010 Grandview Road for $1.2 million and plans to lease space to licensed marijuana growers and processors. Chlormet Technologies bought the 9.7-acre parcel in Ferndale through its Washington state subsidiary PacCan Industries, according to a company news release. The seller was Excelsior Mortgage Equity Fund of Lake Read the full article…

Vancouver-Based Marijuana Shop Has Highest Sales In Washington, Thanks To Oregon Buyers

The new record was set on a day when two major cannabis conferences were held in the Pacific Northwest, although whether that was a factor is hard to determine.

WASHINGTON:  Oregon marijuana users helped propel a Vancouver retailer to the top recreational weed shop in Washington. Main Street Marijuana sold $1.8 million in May alone, the state liquor control board announced this week, besting Seattle-based Uncle Ike’s $1.5 million. Another Vancouver-based shop, New Vansterdam, ranked third in the state with $1.2 million in May sales. Marijuana sales Read the full article…