‘Clean Green’-Labeled Marijuana Is Pesticide-Free, Environmentally Friendlier

Pot grown at the state-licensed operation can’t be certified as organic because the U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn’t recognize marijuana as a legal crop.

WASHINGTON:  Chris Van Hook bent over a shrub-sized marijuana plant at Mountain High Farm with a magnifying glass last month, looking for imperfections in the fan-shaped leaves. A few of the fronds were “chewed on,” which is what Van Hook expects in a pesticide-free crop. Pot grown at the state-licensed operation can’t be certified as organic because Read the full article…

Marijuana Safety Manual Being Developed

A group of industry experts are developing the first "Cannabis Industry Workplace Safety and Health" manual for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

WASHINGTON:  With just about six weeks left to the one-year anniversary of recreational cannabis in Washington, a new sign of the normalization of that industry has appeared. Under the leadership of the labor union United Food and Commercial Workers Local 367, a group of industry experts are developing the first “Cannabis Industry Workplace Safety and Read the full article…

Seattle City Attorney To Introduce Plan For Shutting Down Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is planning to separate medical cannabis establishments into tiers, with the goal of shutting many down in the coming months.

WASHINGTON:  Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes held a private meeting recently where he presented a resolution he’s planning to introduce to the City Council that would separate medical cannabis establishments into tiers, with the goal of shutting many down in the coming months. Under this proposal – which is designed in response to the passage of Senate Read the full article…

Washington Begins Operations To Root Out Underage Pot Sales

Marijuana enforcement officials are beginning undercover sting operations to make sure legal pot stores aren't selling to minors.

WASHINGTON:  Washington state marijuana enforcement officials say they’re beginning undercover sting operations to make sure legal pot stores aren’t selling to anyone under 21. The Liquor Control Board announced Tuesday that this month it’s starting the sting operations, using 18-to-21-year-old men and women who are employees of the state agency. The board says it wants Read the full article…

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…