The Higher Ground Legal Stash Box, Valentine’s Day Edition!

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A Highly Curated Cannabis Collection By Michael A. Stusser While we have yet to discover cannabis-infused edible underwear (ewww!), pretty much every other item you might purchase for your puffing-paramour this Valentine’s Day is available in a canna-friendly version! Chocolates? You bet! Candles! Sure thing! And flowers…? Well – obviously! Curated from legal markets across Read the full article…

Washington DOH And WSLCB Change Heavy Metal Testing Requirements

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) are reaching out to industry leaders to notify you of temporary changes to heavy metal testing requirements. Products compliant with DOH rules are required to be tested for heavy metals and prohibited pesticides to promote patient safety under chapter 246-70 WAC. Read the full article…

Washington Updates List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

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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. In addition, WSDA has recently updated the criteria to clarify the allowable post-harvest uses of pesticides in marijuana production. The WSDA has added Read the full article…

WSLCB Approves Jan. 1, 2020 Date For All Marijuana Products, Packaging & Labeling

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WASHINGTON: On December 12, 2018, the Board adopted interim packaging and labeling policies. These policies will remain in effect until adoption of rules to implement them. It is anticipated that once adopted, all changes will be enforced January 1, 2020, giving licensees approximately one year to prepare for the new rules by selling out existing Read the full article…

420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Norman Ives, Broker & Cannabis Specialist Worldwide Facilities

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Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. Each week, we profile a noteworthy business pioneer, and ask each 5 questions. This week we talk to trailblazer Norman Ives, Insurance Broker and Cannabis Specialist at Worldwide Facilities.  Tell us about your company:  Established in Read the full article…

WSLCB Releases Interim Policies Adopted For Marijuana Packaging, Labeling, and Product Approval Process and Guidelines

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WASHINGTON: Effective today, the below interim policies have been implemented for marijuana packaging, labeling the product approval process, and guidelines. BIP-10-2018, Packaging and Labeling Requirements  This interim policy clarifies the procedures and processes for packaging, labeling, and product decisions for marijuana infused edible products. Designates approved colors and shapes Designates approved colors and background colors for Read the full article…

Have a Heart Acquires Leading Cannabis Brokerage Company

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Cannabis retailer inks deal with CannaMLS, garnering insight into deal flow across the industry WASHINGTON: Cannabis retailer Have a Heart today announced its acquisition of CannaMLS, a leading cannabis brokerage company, for an undisclosed amount. The deal comes at a time when acquisitions are sweeping the cannabis sector, as increasing legalization draws the attention of big business. “The cannabis Read the full article…

Cannabis Activist Partners with Washington Traffic Safety Commission for Impaired Driving Awareness Campaign

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WASHINGTON: Vivian McPeak, the executive director of Seattle Hempfest, has joined voices with Darrin Grondel, the director of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, to get a holiday season message out about the dangers of impaired driving. The pair participated in the production of a video promoting safe driving through awareness about the dangers of driving impaired on Read the full article…

Washington Liquor And Cannabis Board Issues First Marijuana Research License

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has issued the state’s first license to produce, process and possess marijuana for research purposes. The license was issued to Verda Bio Research in Seattle, who are conducting research on cannabinoid-based therapeutics. “This is an important milestone for Washington’s marijuana industry,” said Director Rick Garza. “We’re Read the full article…

Evergreen Market Expands Cannabis Cookbook Distribution For The Holidays

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WASHINGTON: Evergreen Market, one of Washington’s top cannabis retail operations, today announced it is expanding the distribution options for “Cannabis & the Art of Infusion: An Elevated Cookbook,” which it initially launched with Chef Ricky Flickenger in limited release in mid-2018. Just in time for the holidays, the cookbook is now available for purchase at Walmart.com and Amazon. Since Read the full article…