Legalized Marijuana In Washington Could Hurt B.C.’s Multibillion-Dollar Pot Economy

CANADA:  B.C’s massive pot industry is in for some tough times because of changes in U.S. marijuana policy and a shrinking market south of the border. The changes have raised questions about whether B.C.’s economy will take a hit. Washington state’s liquor board is expected to issue the first wave of retail marijuana store licences Read the full article…

Marijuana Warehouses To Open Across Washington State

WASHINGTON: Once the legal market for recreational marijuana opens in 2014, a firm called Arbormain plans to open warehouses around the state to be used by as many as 24 entrepreneurs for growing, processing and testing a range of marijuana products. As the Washington State Liquor Control Board prepares to open the market, it’s taking applications from businesses Read the full article…

1st Recreational Pot Seller Expects Sky-High Sales Boost

COLORADO: Cue the “Rocky Mountain High” jokes. A medical marijuana dispensary in Central City, Colo.—a small gambling town nestled in the mountains near Denver—just became the first business in the United States licensed to sell marijuana to patrons without a note from their doctors. Erin Phillips, the co-founder of medical marijuana chain Strainwise, announced this week Read the full article…

Citizens Passionate But Civil At Vader WA Marijuana Meeting

WASHINGTON: In a workshop stretching nearly two hours Saturday at Vader City Hall, citizens and council members eloquently aired their concerns and views regarding Seattle developer Brandon Milton’s proposal to install a wholesale growing operation inside warehouses on his industrial property in the city limits. “This could be Vader’s defining moment,” said Shannon Olson, urging her Read the full article…