New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton Visits MJBA HQ

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WASHINGTON: New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton, who first came to national prominence for including a marijuana leaf on campaign posters for his bid for New Hampshire State Senate in 2012, stopped MJBA HQ in Seattle last week to speak with MJ News Network’s David Rheins. The pro-cannabis politician is back on the campaign trail — and still flying his cannabis Read the full article…

Golden Leaf Holdings Announces Q2 2016 and June 2016 Preliminary Results For Oregon And Washington State Brands

Preliminary results show that GLH generated US$3,011,000 in estimated and unaudited revenue for Q2 2016 as compared to unaudited revenue of US$2,476,688 for Q1 2016, representing a quarter over quarter increase of 21.5%.

OREGON: Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (“GLH” or the “Company”) (CSE: GLH), a leading cannabis oil solutions company built around recognized brands, today announced preliminary revenue results for Q2 2016 and June 2016 for the respective brands of the company in Oregon and strategic partner BMF Washington. GLH Oregon Revenue Overview Preliminary results show that GLH generated US$3,011,000 Read the full article…

The Clinch On Cannabis: Immature Industries Eventually Grow-Up

There are many academic sources available, but what differentiates this report from others is that this author is able to combine economic rigor with direct industry experience.

By Beau Whitney, Whitney Economics The cannabis industry is still taking shape. Legislative and regulatory policies can have a profound impact on the direction the movement takes. There are many academic sources available, but what differentiates this report from others is that this author is able to combine economic rigor with direct industry experience.  The author Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana After July 1

Black-market marijuana will be cheaper than legal medical cannabis, when state-regulated retail shops open later this year.

By Aaron Pelley and Anne van Leynseele Many clients and potential clients have been asking NWMJLaw about the changes coming to Washington State’s medical marijuana system when the new laws take effect on July 1, 2016. Specifically, we have been asked how the collective garden statute being repealed will affect patients and Farmers’ Markets. Farmers’ Markets Read the full article…

How Many Legal Marijuana States Are There, Really? Radical Russ Shows Us

25 legal states sorta infograph

We like to keep count in the cannabis community.  We like to gather in groups and exchange the latest market statistics, popular opinion poll or ballot results.  One of the most basic statistics is legality, so you’d think we had a handle on that one.  Just how many “legal marijuana states” are there? As Bill Clinton Read the full article…

How Close Is Too Close? Tacoma City Council Fine Tunes Cannabis Retail Policy

"there are two things we know for sure:  There is a strong demand for this product and that it is lucrative."

By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON:  The Tacoma City council formed a study group this week to discuss how best to proceed with ending the moratorium on Legal Cannabis Retail stores within the city limits.  After considering the testimony of Tacoma residents at the public hearing on April 26, 2016, Tacoma Planning and Development Services manager Brian Boudet presented Read the full article…

Washington Industrial Hemp Bill Starts Process Of Creating State Program

Hemp Ace's Joy Beckerman explains the new Hemp law to MJBA members.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is preparing to create an industrial hemp research licensing program now that legislation has been approved allowing a research program for industrial hemp. The bill, ESSB 6206, directs WSDA to design a program to license researchers and certify industrial hemp seed. This process is expected to take some time. Licenses for Read the full article…

Spokane City Council Uninterested In Regulating Marijuana Industry Out Of Existence

Stuckart said he wanted to ensure legal marijuana businesses that Spokane would not entertain proposals to regulate them out of existence, including adding buffer zones to churches.

WASHINGTON: There is no desire among a majority of Spokane city officials to further regulate the sale of marijuana downtown absent data showing it is a problem, City Council President Ben Stuckart said. “I believe that this whole thing is based on fear, not truth or data,” Stuckart said, referring to Monday’s story that Mike Fagan and Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Evolving To Better Serve The Marijuana Marketplace

As the needs of the marketplace have evolved over the past three years, MJBA has evolved our offerings to map to the changing needs of our membership

By David Rheins Businesses are living organisms that follow a natural lifecycle. From conception as an idea in the mind of the entrepreneur, through each phase of development, the rough edges of each business are honed, shaped and sharpened by market realities. We learn and evolve as we grow: adding employees, encountering and overcoming competitive Read the full article…

Farewell To Prohibition 5K Cancelled – Organizers Cite LCB Enforcement of HB 2136

Farewell to Prohibition 5K cancelled due to threats from LCB against racetrack

WASHINGTON: The Farewell to Prohibition 5K and Natural Health Expo, scheduled to take place from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA on March 12, 2016 has been cancelled. According to event organizer Crystal Newton, “Yesterday, the Liquor Control Board aggressively reminded us of the new rules in HB 2136.  The organizers of Read the full article…