WA NORML 2017 Cannabis Lobby Day at WA State Capital In Olympia Is March 7th

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WASHINGTON: The cannabis community in Washington is activating once again for the annual Lobby Day in Olympia.  This year’s theme is “Building Community Through Relationships” and Washington NORML is doing that by bringing together cannabis consumers and members of our legal industry to meet with lawmakers, according to Kevin Oliver, executive director of WANORML. “We will be discussing Read the full article…

The Wink in Weed: How Redmond, Washington’s First Legal Pot Shop Will Forever Change The City That Bill Gates Built

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By David Rheins WASHINGTON: Redmond, Washington, is famously the home of Microsoft and Nintendo America, and less famously known as the Bicycle Capital of the World.  The affluent community is home to 60,000 residents, it’s quaint streets lined with upscale shopping choices providing a local population of techies and young families with all their daily Read the full article…

Star Leaf Branded Cannabis Arrives In Washington State

Star Leaf branded cannabis arrives today in Washington

Launches At Clear Choice Cannabis Of Lakewood, WA WASHINGTON: Star Leaf Enterprises today announced that it has formed an exclusive partnership with the producers of the science fiction classic film, “Star Leaf,” to promote and market Star Leaf brand cannabis and merchandise. Sativa, indica, and hybrid strains are being cultivated by Phoenix Cannabis Company, LLC, an Read the full article…

Fisher Phillips Hosts 2nd Annual Workplace Law Seminar For Canna-businesses

Fisher Phillips Holds 2nd Annual Canna Business Law Seminar

WASHINGTON: As the fastest growing industry in the country, legal cannabis represents one of the nation’s hottest job markets.  Managing employees and navigating complicated state law presents special challenges for licensed cannabis organizations.  The topic is the focus of  the second annual legal seminar for canna-businesses presented by  legal powerhouse Fisher Phillips. This  half  day  conference  takes Read the full article…

Four Things You Can Do To Help Legalize Home Growing In Washington

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By Bailey Hirschburg, Legislative Associate, Washington NORML PAC House Bill 1212, in the Washington state house, would legalize personal cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, keep as much as 24 harvested ounces in the home. It defelonizes sharing or gifting of marijuana up to one ounce, and allows patients/adults to have their harvested marijuana tested Read the full article…

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board: Lab and Quality Assurance Rules Update

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has released the following Lab and Quality Assurance Rules Update: Effective Date We have received several inquiries on whether the new requirements proposed in the Lab and Quality Assurance rule-making would be going into effect on February 26, 2017. Due to the volume of public comments Read the full article…

Grow-less In Seattle: A Tale Of Two Home Growing Bills

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By Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: If you’ve been following legalization in Washington,  you probably know that we’re the only one of the eight legal states (plus the District of Columbia) that does not allow adults to grow their own cannabis at home. Initiative 502′s authors decided to drop home grow, in an effort to broaden its appeal. Washington’s initiative Read the full article…

NORML Responds To National Academy of Sciences’ Marijuana Report

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report today acknowledging that “conclusive or substantial evidence” exists for cannabis’ efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and sharply criticized longstanding federal regulatory barriers to marijuana research – in particular “the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance” under Read the full article…

“Not for Kids” Deadline Approaches For Washington Edibles

The “Not for Kids” warning symbol will be required to be placed on all packages of marijuana products meant to be eaten or swallowed effective February 14, 2017. The Board recognizes that changing packaging requires time which is why the effective date has been pushed out to mid-February, enforcement of the new requirement will commence at the same time.

WASHINGTON: The “Not for Kids” warning symbol will be required to be placed on all packages of marijuana products meant to be eaten or swallowed effective February 14, 2017. The Board recognizes that changing packaging requires time which is why the effective date was extended to 90 days after adoption in mid-February; enforcement of the new requirement Read the full article…

WA NORML Pac Lobbyist: Growing Opportunities For Cannabis Consumers

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By M. Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: It’s difficult asking people to get excited about lobbyists. Who can blame them? There are enough examples of lobbyists putting personal gain and access to power ahead of public good, or striking deals on issues they barely care about just to cash a paycheck. Still, I’m excited to be a Read the full article…