Pittsburgh’s Proposed Marijuana Decriminalization Would Free Up Law-Enforcement Resources

“From a fiscally responsible government perspective,” says Pittsburgh City Councilor Daniel Lavelle, “when police have to go about dealing with small amounts of marijuana and these charges end up having to go through the court system, it ultimately is a huge burden and fiscal waste of government resources.”

PENNSYLVANIA: Most people can come up with a slew of reasons to decriminalize or even legalize marijuana: It has proven medicinal benefits; it consistently accounts for fewer deaths annually than alcohol consumption; and many believe minorities are disproportionately persecuted for its possession. But another case for decriminalizing marijuana is that it can reduce the strain on Read the full article…

D.C. State Fair Features Marijuana Growing Contest

The D.C. State Fair is meant to showcase the culinary, artistic and agricultural talents of the District.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: For the first time, the D.C. State Fair included a marijuana growing contest. Participants in the pot-growing contest were judged on appearance, odor and touch, including whether the stem is sticky and whether it bends or snaps. Possession of small amounts of marijuana was legalized in the District earlier this year. People are permitted to Read the full article…

The 2015 Washington Marijuana Retail Seminar: Becoming A Front Runner, October 5th in Bellevue, WA

MJBA Professional Educational Seminars

WASHINGTON:  Front Runner (formerly TetraTrak.com), a leading business intelligence resource for Washington’s licensed cannabis industry has teamed up with The Marijuana Business Association, to present: “The 2015 Washington Marijuana Retail Seminar: Becoming A Front Runner” on Monday, October 5th at the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue, 1-5PM, with a VIP Reception to follow at the hotel bar. The MJBA Professional Read the full article…

Cannabis Infused Fizzy Drinks On Sale In US

A cannabis-infused fizzy drink, called Legal, is being marketed as a gentler alternative to smoking that could be attractive to those still wary about cannabis.

WASHINGTON:  A cannabis-infused fizzy drink is now on sale in the state of Washington as part of the ever-expanding US market for legal pot products. Less than two months after recreational cannabis became legal in the west coast state, Washingtonians can now get their highs out of a soda bottle. The drinks, called Legal, come in cherry, Read the full article…

Seattle Marijuana Farmers Readying First Crop For Retail Sales

One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce

WASHINGTON: Aspiring marijuana retailers will soon learn whether they’ve landed a coveted license to sell pot legally in Washington. And growers are already hard at work to make sure there’ll be plenty of product as soon as possible. At a non-descript warehouse at the foot of Seattle’s Magnolia bluff, thousands of marijuana plants in various Read the full article…