New Colorado recreational marijuana rules leave much work to do

Marijuana legalization may lead the way for big tobacco into big cannabis

COLORADO: Colorado released landmark — but temporary — rules for the operation of recreational marijuana stores on Monday, providing finer detail to the state’s new legal pot industry but leaving many of the most complicated subjects untouched. The rules mean Colorado joins Washington as the first two states to issue administration regulations for an unprecedented Read the full article…

Colorado announces rules for recreational pot sales

Financial and Banking regulations may keep legal marijuana business all cash

DENVER (AP) — Detailed rules for how recreational pot in Colorado should be grown and sold starting next year were released Monday. The state department that will regulate marijuana released more than 60 pages of rules for how marijuana sales will be licensed and regulated. The Colorado Legislature set broad parameters earlier this year, but Read the full article…

Colorado announces rules for recreational pot sales

Financial and Banking regulations may keep legal marijuana business all cash

DENVER (AP) — Detailed rules for how recreational pot in Colorado should be grown and sold starting next year were released Monday. The state department that will regulate marijuana released more than 60 pages of rules for how marijuana sales will be licensed and regulated. The Colorado Legislature set broad parameters earlier this year, but Read the full article…

Retail marijuana labels in Colorado will have to include potency, expiration dates, safety warning

lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone from either inhaling the herb or possessing its flowers

DENVER: Colorado has announced detailed rules for how recreational pot should be grown and sold starting next year. The state department that will regulate marijuana released more than 60 pages of rules Monday for how marijuana sales will be licensed and regulated. The Colorado Legislature set broad parameters earlier this year, but the nitty-gritty rules were Read the full article…

How Humboldt became America’s marijuana capital

Humboldt Indoor Grow

BY EMILY BRADY  Excerpted from “Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier” CALIFORNIA:  Late one morning in the winter of 1970, when Mare Abidon was a young woman of thirty, with blond hair that streamed down her back, she stood outside her San Francisco apartment holding a cardboard box and prepared to say good-bye. The box in her arms Read the full article…

The Great MMJ Tax Debate

Washington State Recreational Marijuana Regs still being baked.

MJ NEWS NETWORK EXCLUSIVE. WASHINGTON: Black Diamond, a former coal mining town 45 minutes south of Seattle, held a great debate on the future of medical marijuana yesterday. The event was organized by MMJ Universe and it’s owner Deidre Finley, who have been on the forefront of Washington’s medical marijuana movement by providing a safe access Read the full article…

Legalizing marijuana is hard. Regulating a pot industry is even harder

Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday signed two bills that in one year represent more progress on reforming marijuana laws than the state has made in the 24 years since legalizing medical marijuana in 1991.

WASHINGTON:  It’s not every day that a former Microsoft executive holds a press conference to announce his new venture into the exciting and profitable world of drug dealing. But that’s exactly what happened earlier this month when Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft corporate strategy manager, announced that he wants to create the equivalent of Starbucks in the Read the full article…

Legalizing marijuana is hard. Regulating a pot industry is even harder

Washington State legalized recreational marijuana, now it regulate the new industry

WASHINGTON:  It’s not every day that a former Microsoft executive holds a press conference to announce his new venture into the exciting and profitable world of drug dealing. But that’s exactly what happened earlier this month when Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft corporate strategy manager, announced that he wants to create the equivalent of Starbucks in the Read the full article…

Seattle port officials oppose big marijuana operations in Sodo

Port of Seattle officials are urging the Seattle City Council to pass a 10,000-square-foot limit on marijuana grow operations in Sodo to avoid hurting industries already operating in the area.

WASHINGTON: Last week the Port of Seattle urged the Seattle City Council to pass marijuana zoning laws that would keep grow operations to 10,000 square feet or smaller in the Sodo neighborhood. The council is considering three options: 10,000, 20,000, or 50,000 square feet. The council decided not to vote on the issue, instead pushing a decision Read the full article…

L.A. releases list of 134 medical marijuana clinics allowed in the city

CALIFORNIA: The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office on Friday released a list of 134 medical marijuana dispensaries that will be qualified to operate under Proposition D, the May 21 measure approved by city voters.