WA State takes first stab at estimating pot revenue haul

The bill was approved by the KY Senate Health and Welfare Committee, and now goes to the full Senate.

WASHINGTON:  The first estimate of tax revenue from Washington’s pot sales had to be made. And the Washington Economic and Revenue Forecast Council unveiled its first guess Wednesday. The council estimates that the state’s revenues will be $51.2 million for 2015-2017 and $138.5 million for 2017-2019. That’s just under $190 million for those four years. The Read the full article…

Legal Pot To Generate $190 Million For Washington: Report

The forecast by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed that $51 million in revenue is expected for the 2015-2017 biennium from marijuana production and sales.

WASHINGTON:  Washington’s new legal recreational marijuana market is expected to bring nearly $190 million to state coffers over a four-year period starting in mid-2015, according to an economic forecast released Wednesday. The forecast by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed that $51 million in revenue is expected for the 2015-2017 biennium from marijuana production Read the full article…

WA Liquor Control Board Clarifies Next Steps In Its Preparation To Issue Marijuana Licenses

WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Liquor Control Board today approved staff’s recommendations to limit the number of individual marijuana producer licenses to one and initially limit production at 70 percent, clearing a path for the agency to begin issuing producer and processor licenses. “Today’s Board action clears an obstacle and allows the agency to begin issuing Read the full article…

Washington State Legislators Pass Hemp Nullification Bill

Rep. Matthew Shea Gets Hemp Bill Passed in Washington State House

WASHINGTON:  State legislators in the Washington House of Representatives just voted unanimously (97:0) to approve HB1888, which effectively nullifies the federal ban on hemp within the state of Washington. State Rep. Matthew Shea (R-Spokane Valley) is the bill’s main sponsor. “This is a phenomenal bill, expanding freedom, allowing jobs to be created – a new market Read the full article…

The Faces Of Activism: Kari Boiter

kari boiter

By Tawnee Lynee Cowan WASHINGTON: Last year I found myself wanting to do more than sit behind my computer and gripe about the government. I wanted to become part of the voices that created the change we so desperately need in our world. So I joined protests against GMO’s. I joined rallies for patients rights Read the full article…

Spokane City Council Passes Temporary Law Governing Marijuana

mmj

WASHINGTON: The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday in favor of a temporary city law governing all things marijuana, from collective medical gardens to zoning for retail pot shops. The ordinance, which the council adopted ahead of the release of state laws governing marijuana, directs the city’s Plan Commission to conduct a public hearing on the Read the full article…