WSLCB To Close Marijuana Retail License Application Window March 31, 2016

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will stop accepting marijuana retail license applications March 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The WSLCB began processing retail applications on Oct. 12, 2015 to accommodate additional demand and provide additional access points before the medical and recreational marketplace are merged on July 1, 2016. “We are Read the full article…

MJBA Portland Hosts “Game On: The Business of Sports and Cannabis” Panel 3/2/16

NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson will kick off  "Game On: The Business of Sports and Cannabis"  by debuting his "Uncle Spliffy" cannabis brand.

OREGON: At last month’s Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson announced the creation of his cannabis brand, “Uncle Spliffy.”  The announcement garnered a tremendous among of media attention, and served to highlight the many intersections between sports and cannabis. On Wednesday, March 2nd, 6-8:30PM at On Deck Sports Bar in Portland, Oregon, the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana Tax Begins In Oregon

he data speaks volumes. How is it that only 16 non retail marijuana licenses have been issued in four months. This is creating extreme economic hardship for many businesses.

OREGON: Starting this week, recreational marijuana sales in Oregon will be taxed at 25 percent.   Ever since medical marijuana dispensaries began selling recreational pot on October 1, the sales have been tax-free. The 25 percent tax applies to all recreational sales through the end of 2016. Later this year, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission will start Read the full article…

MJBA Year in Review: 2015

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

By David Rheins It is the week between Christmas and New Years, and the end of another whirlwind year for those of us on the front lines of legal cannabis.  Our fledgling industry has grown rapidly over its first two years: hundreds of new companies, thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions in new Read the full article…

Striking Oil: The Business of Edibles, Topicals and Concentrates Is Jan 21st In Tacoma, WA

“Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.”

The Marijuana Business Association and Front Runner, powered by TetraTrak, have announced their first Professional Seminar of 2016: “Striking Oil: The Business of Concentrates, Edibles, and Topicals.” The half-day MJBA Professional Seminar takes place on Thursday, January 21st, 2016,1PM-6PM, at the Red Lion Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Hosted by The Marijuana Business Association and business intelligence firm Front Runner, “Striking Oil” will provide I-502 Producers, Processors, Retailers, and Read the full article…

Feds Ask Supreme Court To Stay Out Of Lawsuit Over Colorado Marijuana

illegally crossing state lines. Oklahoma and Nebraska have sued Colorado, asking the Supreme Court to block the state’s legal marijuana system.

COLORADO: The federal government has asked theU.S. Supreme Court to avoid wading into a lawsuit brought by Oklahoma and Nebraska over Colorado’s legalized marijuana system. Oklahoma and Nebraska say Colorado’s legal marijuana system has created a flood of modern-day bootleggers who are buying pot in Colorado and then illegally crossing state lines. Oklahoma and Nebraska have Read the full article…

Featured Oregon Canna-Business: Portland’s Kozy House Snacks

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Company: Kozy House Snacks Owner: Vivian Lee Location: Portland, Oregon Vivian Lee has always loved cooking and baking – so much so that she left a long-standing law practice so she could focus on it in early 2015. Lee founded her own snack food and granola company, Lucky Rabbit Granola and Snacks, in May 2015 Read the full article…

Oregon ‘Marijuana Anonymous’ Attendees Ponder Legalized Pot

aine became the eighth state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis.

Language in Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act, specific to the private possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults, took effect on Monday. Maine voters narrowly passed Question 1 on Election Day.

The new law permits adults who are not participating in the state's existing medical cannabis program to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and/or the harvest from up to six mature plants.

Public use of marijuana is a civil infraction punishable by a $100 fine.

OREGON:  Joseph is a self-declared marijuana addict. He says he rolled his first joint when he was 16, and ended up smoking marijuana regularly for 35 years. Now, he has been clean for 10 years.But the tone of his voice is less than triumphant as he shares his thoughts at a weekly Marijuana Anonymous group Read the full article…

OLCC Adopts Temporary Rules For Retail Marijuana Sales

OLCC releases temp rules

OREGON:  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted to accept temporary rules that will govern Oregon’s retail marijuana system once it’s fully operational next year. The rules would limit the size of growing operations and prohibit medical and recreational stores under one roof. The on-site use of marijuana would be prohibited, and delivery of pot would face stiff Read the full article…

Opinions: Every Medical Marijuana State Should Be Fully Reciprocal

The study's findings are similar to those reported among enrollees in other states' medical cannabis programs, including the experiences of patients in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, and elsewhere.

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Traveling with medical marijuana is always a nerve wracking experience, filled with worry that your medicine will be seized or worse – you’ll wind up in jail. With any other prescription drug – including highly addictive things like Oxycodone – it’s easy enough to travel to another state and fill Read the full article…