Despite Increasing Sales, Legal Pot Businesses Warn Of Impending Disaster If Changes Not Made

The legal marijuana industry is sending up red flags, warning a number of problems from high prices to a glut of pot threatening to derail the burgeoning recreational market.

WASHINGTON:  The amount of legal pot sold in our state continues to increase each month since Washington’s first retail stores opened last summer. The Washington State Liquor Control Board reports sales of nearly $18.5 million in January alone. But the industry is sending up red flags, warning a number of problems from high prices to a glut Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana Store Owners in Washington State Find Business Taxing

Reports from Washington state are that the recreational marijuana business are not making profits because of taxes.

WASHINGTON:  Reports from Washington state are that the recreational marijuana business is having trouble paying its taxes and sales are moving to the black market. The irony is that the taxation and regulation of pot was a selling point in legalization. One example is that of a James Lathrop, the owner of Cannabis City, the Read the full article…

Today In Seattle Pot Shops: Ocean Greens Now Open, Mello Times Coming…Soon?

Seattle's third pot shop, Ocean Greens, held its soft-opening on Thursday (at 4:20, obviously).

WASHINGTON:  Seattle sat at one pot shop for three months before this week when Uncle Ike’s joined Cannabis City as your local legal marijuana dealers. Just like how once someone broke the four-minute mile barrier,suddenly everyone could do it, pot shops are starting to grow up all around town. Seattle’s third pot shop, Ocean Greens, held its soft-opening on Thursday Read the full article…

Are Location Restrictions On Marijuana Stores Excessive?

Current zoning restrictions have so far caused the SoDo area to become the most highly-concentrated area for the recreational marijuana market.

WASHINGTON:  A year and a half after 1-502 was first passed by Washington State voters, Seattle’s first recreational marijuana stores have begun opening their doors. But amid concerns over high prices and inconsistent product availability, many of the industry’s business owners have expressed concern over the current regulations governing where recreational marijuana stores can begin Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana Milestone Heads For Seattle Museum

The first person to purchase legal weed is donating it to a Seattle museum.

WASHINGTON:  The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle is headed to the city’s Museum of History and Industry. The woman who waited all night to be first in line at the Cannabis City store, 65-year-old Deb Greene, plans to donate her pot on Tuesday to the Seattle museum on South Lake Union. Cannabis City Read the full article…

Seattle’s Cannabis City Grand Re-Opening July 25th

The second store, Uncle Ike's, is expected to open in the Central District any day.

WASHINGTON:  Cannabis City would like to invite you to join us for our grand re-opening, Friday, July 25th. We have received more product and are eager to once again supply customers with quality cannabis. We are asking for your help to spread the word with your friends and family to come down and participate in Read the full article…

There’s Very Good and Very Bad News for Washington’s Pot Business

Seattle's first retail pot shop breaks Colorado's sales record and sells out of stock in three days.

WASHINGTON:  For pot smokers in Seattle, it’s the best of times and it’s the worst of times. The bad news: When Washington became the second state to allow legal sales of recreational marijuana last week, Seattle only had a single store, Cannabis City, open for business. It ran out of weed in three days. Cannabis City opened its doors Read the full article…

The Mother Of Marijuana Legalization: Pot Comes ‘Out Of The Shadows’

Reforming the state’s medical-marijuana law means all adults would have the same option to grow their own marijuana or purchase it from a store, and they won’t need a medical authorization for either.

WASHINGTON:  Alison Holcomb, criminal justice director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state, is known in these parts as the mother of marijuana legalization. She drafted Initiative 502, which voters passed overwhelmingly in 2012; the measure struck down prohibitions on recreational pot use and led to the creation of Washington’s marijuana market. On Read the full article…

Marijuana Shortage Seen Ahead Of Washington State Retail Pot Rollout

Washington's marijuana retail rollout will encounter shortages.

WASHINGTON:  His glass pipes are on display and final regulatory hurdles nearly cleared, but the biggest concern for Cannabis City owner James Lathrop as he opens his Seattle pot shop this week is the possibility of running out of mind-altering bud in a matter of hours. “What do you do when your shelves are empty? Read the full article…