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

Signed Contract

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

VIP party

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

Moxie Mints at retail

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…

The Higher Ground Legal Stash Box, Micro-Dose Edition! A Highly Curated Cannabis Collection

The Higher Ground Legal Stash Box: Micro Edition

By Michael A. Stusser Cannabis is getting customized, and consumers are dialing in their doses. A popular new trend is “micro-dosing” – taking a small amount of a cannabis product so as to get a nice buzz, without being TOO high. Individuals can then add incrementally as they fine-tune their comfort level. Micro-dosing is also Read the full article…

Have a Heart Completes $25 Million Series A Financing

Have a Heart

Continued retail license wins attract smart capital to fuel aggressive growth WASHINGTON: Seattle-based cannabis retailer Have a Heart has closed the largest private financing for a pure-play U.S. retail cannabis company to date. The $25 million series A round was led by private, accredited investors with significant cannabis and technology industry experience. Founded in 2011, Have Read the full article…

Have a Heart, UFCW 21 Forge Washington State’s First Adult-Use Cannabis Union Contract

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WASHINGTON: Have a Heart and the UFCW 21 today signed Washington state’s first collective bargaining agreement between the union and an adult-use cannabis retailer. “This relationship is quite unusual, in a very positive sense,” said Todd Crosby, UFCW 21 President. “It’s rare for an employer and their employees to reach a first contract so quickly and one Read the full article…

Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

WSDA updates approved pesticide list

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.  The WSDA has added 12 pesticides to the list of allowable products. Pesticides containing two new active ingredients (Cinnamaldehyde, Gliocladium catenulatum Strain J1446) Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Why Seattle Hempfest Is Still Worth Supporting

“There’s nothing in I-502 that allows a community to opt out,” Washington state Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith said. If a marijuana retailer meets the state’s requirement for a license then it will be granted.

By David Rheins It’s been five years since Washington opened its legal cannabis marketplace, and today adult consumers in the Evergreen state have an abundance of high-quality, legal weed available in an impressive array of product configurations at affordable prices. Seattle Hempfest, taking place this week along the gorgeous Puget Sound, is the nation’s oldest and largest Read the full article…