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…

Leafly Hires New CEO Chris Jeffery

“With unprecedented momentum for legalization worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to help consumers navigate this new legal landscape with reliable information and a personalized experience that saves time and money when making purchasing decisions.”

WASHINGTON: Leafly, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cannabis technology company, has announced that accomplished startup executive Chris Jeffery has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Jeffery is responsible for Leafly’s vision and strategy as the company expands its operations and product offering around the globe. “Building on Leafly’s established position Read the full article…

WSLCB Update: Current Information On The Traceability Transition Important Message to Marijuana Licensees

LCB announces delays in rollout of Leaf by MJ Freeway

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has reached a critical juncture in our transition from the current traceability system to the new traceability system. Despite diligent efforts by LCB staff and the new vendor, all critical tasks will not be complete by the end of our contract with the current vendor on Oct. 31, Read the full article…

Y502K – MJ Freeway Migration In Washington Delayed

Leaf Data Systems Won't be ready on time

By David Busby WASHINGTON: It was announced yesterday that MJ Freeway, with about 10 days until go-live is not ready. The LCB has offered what they refer to as a “generous” offer to BioTrackTHC who has declined to extend their services. So, now we have a scenario where the current system becomes reduced in functionality Read the full article…

Personal Cultivation Of Cannabis: Constitutional Concerns And The Cole Memo

Home Grow Options for WA are limited

By Bailey Hirschburg The following is one section of a report presented by Washington NORML to the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) regarding their study of regulatory options for home growing. WA NORML’s full report, “Personal Cultivation of Cannabis: A look at policy alternatives” can be found here: The study was mandated by recently Read the full article…

AG Ferguson Sues One Of The Nation’s Largest Opioid Manufacturers Over Washington’s Opioid Epidemic

City of Seattle, Ferguson jointly announce separate suits against OxyContin maker

WASHINGTON: Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on a massive deceptive marketing campaign and convincing doctors and the public that their drugs are effective for treating chronic pain and have a low risk of addiction, contrary to overwhelming evidence. This deceptive marketing Read the full article…

Report: Legal Cannabis Industry Responsible For 150,000 Full Time Jobs

One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana.

WASHINGTON: The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 150,000 full-time jobs, according to state-by-state datacompiled by the online content provider Leafly.com. Their analysis identified 149,304 full-time jobs supported by the legal marijuana industry. Not all of the jobs included in the tally involved direct contact with the plant, as ancillary businesses like Read the full article…