Canada’s Tokyo Smoke Acquires Seattle Cannabis Lifestyle Brand Van der Pop

Tokyo Smoke acquires Van der Pop

CANADA: Tokyo Smoke, a leading Canadian cannabis-oriented lifestyle brand, has acquired Van der Pop, a like-minded cannabis product and experience brand based in Seattle, WA. Run by acclaimed designer and serial entrepreneur of consumer lifestyle brands April Pride, Van der Pop was created in response to a lack of sophisticated product for female marijuana connoisseurs. Women represent a rapidly Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana Clinics Spooked Over New Reporting Requirement

The new Cannabis Patient Protection Act requires any health care provider who authorizes more than 30 medical cannabis patients in a month to report to the Department of Health.

WASHINGTON: Washington state regulators are tightening their grip on medical marijuana this week by targeting dubious patient authorizations. But some clinics say the changes, which begin Friday, will put them out of business. The new Cannabis Patient Protection Act requires any health care provider who authorizes more than 30 medical cannabis patients in a month to report to Read the full article…

Washington State Says Legal Marijuana Proves To Be A Success

Americans Want States, Not The Feds, To Have Final Say Regarding Marijuana Policies

WASHINGTON: In the year since Washington state launched its legal marijuana market, tax revenues have soared past expectations with state and local governments bringing in some $70 million. There are now about 160 shops selling pot in Washington, with sales topping $1.4 million per day. Washington pot farmers, processors and retailers have struggled to turn a Read the full article…

City Attorney Holmes To Seek Dismissal Of All Pot-Use Tickets

Holmes, who is set to discuss the decision at a briefing of the City Council on Monday morning, will go beyond Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole’s request to dismiss tickets written by bicycle Officer Randy Jokela.

WASHINGTON: Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, reacting to one police officer’s personal campaign to write citations for public marijuana use, will announce Monday that he will seek dismissal of more than 85 tickets issued during the first seven months of the year, according to two City Hall sources. Holmes, who is set to discuss the decision Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Folks ‘Justifiably Scared’ By WA State Rules, Fed Threat

Medical marijuana advocate Steve Sarich takes a clipping from a plant at his Access 4 Washington collective in Sodo on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

WASHINGTON: The federal government has said it won’t challenge Washington and Colorado’s legal pot markets and Washington has just released its latest versions of the rules that will govern that market here. Both of those facts has medical marijuana advocates running for cover.