US Bank Splits With WSLCB; Will No Longer Accept Washington Marijuana Excise Tax Payments

WASHINGTON:  As of October 1, 2016 the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will be switching financial institutions for marijuana excise tax payments which will have an impact on those licensees using EPay. After the switch the current vendor will no longer be supporting the site, those licensees who have a login with the Read the full article…

Washington Weekly Marijuana Report September 14, 2016

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB)  weekly report for September 14th, 2016: Licensing  Producer licenses issued Producer/Processor licenses issued Processor licenses issued Retail licenses issued 171 874 127 432 Production Flower harvest MTD/FYTD lbs. Useable MJ produced MTD/FYTD Useable MJ sales volume MTD/FYTD Extracts produced MTD/FYTD grams 11,826 lbs.  58,913 lbs. 7,116 lbs. 42,011 lbs. 6,924 lbs. Read the full article…

LCB Says Licensed Marijuana Canopy Enough To Meet WA Recreational And Medical Marijuana Market Demand

WASHINGTON: The amount of marijuana allowed to be grown by state-licensed producers in Washington is enough to satisfy both the medical and recreational marijuana markets, a University of Washington study finds. The state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) tasked the UW-based Cannabis Law and Policy Project (CLPP) with calculating the “grow canopy,” or square footage, required to Read the full article…

As Pierce County Says NO To Marijuana Businesses, Tacoma City Council Discuss How To Welcome More

MJNN EXCLUSIVE REPORT By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON: Just hours after Pierce County residents voted No on 1 — a measure that would have allowed legal marijuana production and sales in the unincorporated county — the Tacoma City Council convened to reconsider its cannabis policy.  The Council held a public hearing Tuesday evening to receive input about recommended amendments Read the full article…

Farewell To Prohibition 5K Cancelled – Organizers Cite LCB Enforcement of HB 2136

WASHINGTON: The Farewell to Prohibition 5K and Natural Health Expo, scheduled to take place from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA on March 12, 2016 has been cancelled. According to event organizer Crystal Newton, “Yesterday, the Liquor Control Board aggressively reminded us of the new rules in HB 2136.  The organizers of Read the full article…

WSLCB Revises Draft Marijuana Rules Following Public Comment Period

WASHINGTON: Following six public hearings held throughout the state, the Liquor and Cannabis Board (Board) today voted to revise the draft rules to accommodate public input it received on its original draft rules. The draft rules are necessary to implement 2015 legislation which aligns the medical marijuana market with the existing recreational market. Under the Read the full article…

Washington LCB To Increase Number Of Retail Marijuana Stores Following Analysis Of Marketplace

WASHINGTON: Following an analysis of the entire marijuana marketplace in Washington State, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today heard a recommendation from staff to increase the number of retail marijuana stores from the current cap of 334 to a new cap of 556. The methodology for the cap will be part of Read the full article…

19 Whatcom Co. Businesses Apply To Sell Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering applications from 19 businesses that want to sell medical marijuana in Whatcom County.The Bellingham Herald reports that the board has approved six medical endorsements thus far for existing stores that have a license to sell recreational marijuana.The board began accepting new applications last month. Medical pot Read the full article…

MJ Research: The 2015 Front Runner/MJBA Washington Marijuana Retailer Report

By Brian Yauger and Joe Armes Front Runner WASHINGTON: The story of recreational marijuana’s first fourteen months in Washington state is a story of supply and demand imbalances, with recreational price points impacted by competition from medical and black markets unfettered by high taxation and strict regulation. By all accounts the first year of I-502 Read the full article…

Washington Begins Process Of Aligning Marijuana Stores

WASHINGTON: Washington on Wednesday adopted emergency rules and issued new draft rules to begin the process of aligning the medical marijuana market with the existing recreational market. The State Liquor and Cannabis Board‘s actions are the result of new legislation which established a priority system for licensing existing medical marijuana stores. The emergency rules, which Read the full article…