Some Patients Concerned About New Medical Marijuana Rules

Many patients who depend on medical marijuana are concerned about Washington's new regulations, which could have a big impact once they take effect.

WASHINGTON:  Many patients who depend on medical marijuana are paying close attention to Washington’s new regulations, which could have a big impact once they take effect. “It should be to help patients get more access in this new legal market, not less,” said Cari Boiter, a patient who uses medical marijuana to treat a hereditary Read the full article…

Crackdown To Follow ‘Historic’ Medical Marijuana Law

“We allow children to take all sorts of psychotropic medications, whether it’s Ritalin or opiate painkillers, under supervised circumstances. We should do the same here,” Rep. Jonathan Singer said.

WASHIGNTON:  A historic new law is expected to be signed by Governor Jay Inslee that will put medical marijuana under tighter state regulations similar to recreational marijuana. Many believe the law will thin the number of store fronts that have opened because of a new license requirement regulated by the state Liquor Control Board. The Read the full article…

Three Ex-Cops Smoke Marijuana On Camera, Give Their Real Thoughts On Prohibition

Three former police officers smoke marijuana and get high on camera.

WASHINGTON:  Three men who identify themselves as former police officers smoke marijuana and get high on camera in a new video released in time for “420,” the annual marijuana holiday. All of the men say that they had previously smoked weed, but not for decades. And while none recalled arresting anyone for a marijuana crime during their Read the full article…

In Washington State, A 10-Person Team Toils For The Government — Selling Pot

The nation’s only government-run marijuana shop was running low on weed.

WASHINGTON:  Deep in the Columbia River Gorge, a short drive from the Bridge of the Gods, the nation’s only government-run marijuana shop was running low on weed. The store had been open for just a few days. Inside, manager Robyn Legun was frantically trying to restock. Outside, five customers stood waiting for the doors to Read the full article…

Washington’s Marijuana Compliance Software At Security Risk? LCB Says No

According to the New York State Contract Reporter’s May 22 release, BioTrack bested Agrisoft Development Group, Franwell, Leaf Logix Technology and MJ Freeway.

WASHINGTON: Reports that the software powering Washington State Liquor Control Board’s I-502 Portal contained serious security vulnerability have circulated widely on Reddit and across the cannabis industry blogs in the past several weeks. MJ News Network asked the author of that software, BioTrackTHC, to clarify.  The company CTO, Patrick Vo, passed along a note from Liquor Control Read the full article…

Today In Seattle Pot Shops: Ocean Greens Now Open, Mello Times Coming…Soon?

Seattle's third pot shop, Ocean Greens, held its soft-opening on Thursday (at 4:20, obviously).

WASHINGTON:  Seattle sat at one pot shop for three months before this week when Uncle Ike’s joined Cannabis City as your local legal marijuana dealers. Just like how once someone broke the four-minute mile barrier,suddenly everyone could do it, pot shops are starting to grow up all around town. Seattle’s third pot shop, Ocean Greens, held its soft-opening on Thursday Read the full article…

State Pot Sales Top $14 Million, Tax Revenue Hits $3.5 Million

Total sales for the 10 weeks through Monday, Sept. 15, totaled $14,050,206, the state Liquor Control Board reported Tuesday.

WASHINGTON:  Retail marijuana sales in Washington have edged above $14 million since the first store opened just over two months ago. Total sales for the 10 weeks through Monday, Sept. 15, totaled $14,050,206, the state Liquor Control Board reported Tuesday. From that total, the state counts excise taxes of $3,512,551. In Colorado, the first state Read the full article…

Cannabis Employers Seek Workers For Marijuana Jobs At Seattle Job Fair Sat, Sept 27th

Legal Marijuana to grow to $2B by 2020

WASHINGTON:  Hundreds of job seekers will join dozens of employers as the first crop of Washington’s legal cannabis businesses go to market at “Job Fair Seattle,” presented by the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and cannabis industry job board Weedhire.com. “More than 70% of Washington’s legal marijuana businesses are planning to hire, according to our MJ Research report,” Read the full article…

Novus Enters Into Exclusive Agreement With TKO Organics To Provide Medical Marijuana & Fulfillment Services To MedPlan Patients

By leveraging cutting-edge indoor growing technology and proprietary extraction techniques, the company will help standardize products for Novus' MMJ patients with optimal cannabinoid ratios and other beneficial characteristics.

WASHINGTON:  Novus Acquisition & Development Corp. (PINKSHEETS: NDEV) (“Novus”), a provider of health insurance and insurance-related services under the “MedPlan” brand through its subsidiary Novus Medical Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with TKO Reserve, LLC aka Turnkey Organics LLC. “TKO” to act as a third-party administrator of Novus’ MedPlan, handling quality control, order processing, Read the full article…

Legal Or Not, The Pot Business Is Still Wacky

"Everyone wants to be in the weed business."

COLORADO:  Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever. The tangle of rules and regulations that govern whether and how it can be grown, bought and sold cause major headaches for marijuana businesses — and enticing opportunities for those who want to exploit it. At the heart Read the full article…