Washington State Legal Cannabis By The Numbers: February 1, 2018 – May 17, 2018

LCB Leaf Data

WASHINGTON: The below statistics cover activity in Leaf Data Systems for the time period between February 1, 2018 and May 17, 2018.    

Washington Licensees Target Of Phishing Scam: WSLCB

Potential Phishing Email Directed at Washington Licensees

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), the regulatory agency overseeing the state’s licensed cannabis program, issued a warning to this morning that it’s seed-to-sale tracking system had been hacked. In an email entitled, “Potential Phishing Email Directed at Licensees” the WSLCB alerts licensees about a phony email containing malware: “The fake email Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Ambassador-At-Large: Jake The Professor’s Weekend Unlimited

Weekend Unlimited

By Jake The Professor I am so privileged to be able to attend some of the cannabis industry’s top events.  As a rule, Cannabis Industry professionals are eager to support of our industry, our peers,  and even our competitors to some measure. We attend events honoring outstanding individuals, and enjoy participating with our industry associations, like Read the full article…

Washington: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

Washington: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

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 removed 2 pesticides that were placed on stop sale by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). The ODA reported that both Read the full article…

Inside Science: Marijuana May Help Solve Skin Rash Sting

“The fact that it’s illegal at the federal level, but legal at the state level -- it leads to a lot of complications in trying to do research on marijuana and its derivatives, all of the cannabinoids. They’ve overcome many years of regulatory hurdles in order to come into works, like that Parkinson’s trial that I mentioned. That is actually a trial that is going on. It’s randomized, it’s controlled, it’s the highest standards of evidence to eliminate bias,” concluded Dellavalle.

WASHINGTON: In a new video for Inside Science News Service, executive producer Karin Heineman interviews Robert Dellavalle from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who explains how some compounds found in marijuana might help stop itching and pain in people suffering from skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Eczema affects millions of people, causing an itchy, painful rash. There are Read the full article…

Latest Arcview/BDS Data: Cannabis Consumer Spending Outpaces Industry Estimates

Jenny Carbon, Always Greener Redmond, WA

NEW YORK: Arcview Market Research reports that consumer spending on legal cannabis in North America is outpacing previous estimates. The report indicates that retail cannabis sales will grow 33% from 2016 to nearly $10 billion this year. By 2021 the legal market is expected to reach $24.5 billion, at a 28% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Arcview also reported that according Read the full article…

Diego Pellicer Announces New Premium Marijuana Branding And Retail Prototypes

"We're staying ahead of the curve by developing industry changing scalable and inviting retail environments "

WASHINGTON:  Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. has announced a partnership with architect Michael Rotondi, FAIA, and creative Jill Savini to develop retail prototypes and innovative branding for future store locations. “We’re staying ahead of the curve by developing industry changing scalable and inviting retail environments that will be built to enhance the customer experience, along with a brand that reflects the premium cannabis products Read the full article…

Washington: Cannabis Sales Exceed $1.1 Billion In 2017

Edibles are changing the marijuana marketplace

WASHINGTON:  Retail marijuana sales in Washington state exceeded one billion dollars during the first nine months of 2017, according to data compiled by the State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Retail sales now stand at record highs, with monthly sales exceeding $130 million – up from $106 million in February. Overall, year-to-date marijuana sales in Washington are $1,101,853,539. In Read the full article…