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

WSLCB Label Requirements

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

Verda Bio Research

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…

WSLCB Issues Emergency License Suspensions Issued For Port Angeles’ North Coast Concentrates

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) issued two emergency marijuana license suspensions on Friday, November 2, 2018 for North Coast Concentrates, with locations at 2933 E Highway 101 and 52433 Highway 112 in Port Angeles. The suspensions are effective for 180 days beginning November 2, 2018 until May 1, 2019. During that Read the full article…

Empower Clinics To Launch Telemedicine Platform For Medical Cannabis, Wellness Treatment

Empower Clinics

WASHINGTON: Empower Clinics, a leading owner and operator of medical cannabis and wellness clinics in the US,  announced that it is nearing completion of a telemedicine platform that will enable interested patients worldwide to connect with its specialized medical doctors. Expected to launch in December via Empower’s Website, the telemedicine offering will make it easy for patients Read the full article…

MainStem Expands Network Of Integrated Cannabis Software Partners

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WASHINGTON: MainStem has announced signed affiliate agreements with Flourish and Weedtraqr, two leading technology providers of enterprise supply chain and inventory management systems. These seed-to-sale platforms serve cultivators, manufacturers, processors, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers in the regulated legal cannabis industry. “We are excited to bring a value-add service into our technology suite,” said Colton Griffin, CEO Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Mover And Shaker Party? MJBA Ambassador At Large Is There

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By Jake Dimmock,MJBA Ambassador-At-Large WASHINGTON: Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a special celebratory gathering of the movers and shakers of Washington’s Legal Cannabis Industry. Held at the Hard Rock Cafe, and hosted by Jared Mirsky, CEO and founder of cannabis digital agency Wick & Mortar, the “Movers and Shakers” celebration marked Wick & Mortar’s (originally Online Read the full article…

WLCB Proposes Ban On Gummy Bears, Hard Candies And Bright Colored Kid-Friendly Edibles

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WASHINGTON: Citing safety concerns over accidental ingestion by children, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is proposing a ban on all candy that might be attractive to children, or confused as regular candy — including popular gummy bears, hard candies and anything brightly colored. A alert of the proposed change was sent from the WSLCB to Read the full article…