LDB Issues Product Call For Non-Medical Cannabis

CANADA: The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has issued a second product call as part of a continuing effort to expand its wholesale product assortment for non-medical cannabis. In July, the LDB entered into memorandums of understanding with 32 licensed producers to form its initial wholesale product assortment to cater to the B.C. market directly following legalization Read the full article…

Post Sessions: CCC PDX Calls For Industry Mobilization

By Mary Lou Burton Congressman Blumenauer said in response to the Sessions announcement that this is a call to action. It’s time for anyone who cares about cannabis to mobilize to defend state marijuana laws.    So…what can we do now? Come together with fellow law abiding and tax paying professionals in the Cannabis Industry and unite!  CCC Read the full article…

The Cannabis Industry Is Coming To Anchorage Alaska

ALASKA:  Alaska is the next US state that will soon be selling recreational marijuana, and the cannabis industry is watching with keen anticipation. The Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office issued its first licenses for cannabis producers and testing facilities this month.   Retail licenses are to be given out in September. In anticipation of the opening Read the full article…

Soap Lake, WA Resident Petitions Council To Embrace Marijuana Culture

WASHINGTON: A Soap Lake resident is petitioning the city council to embrace marijuana culture and bring marijuana-related businesses into the city. Gary Gregg spoke to the council Wednesday night, asking the council members to consider taking advantage of legislation that permits and regulates the production, distribution and possession of marijuana for people 21 and over in Read the full article…

Women Leaders in Cannabis finds group to take Thanksgiving donations

OREGON:  A nonprofit trade organization based on philanthropy has reached out to help during the holiday – but had the offer turned down. The group, “Women Leaders in Cannabis,” says it’s been denied several times. The Eugene office of the Oregon Department of Human Services and two charities said “no” when the group wanted to donate turkey Read the full article…

Denver Makes Plans For Symposium On Local Marijuana Regulation, Seen As First Of Its Kind

COLORADO:  Denver city officials didn’t exactly embrace Amendment 64 before voters statewide — and heavily in Denver — approved recreational marijuana legalization in 2012. But Mayor Michael Hancock and his administration is taking a new opportunity to exhibit pride in the city’s regulation of the retail cannabis industry. This week the city’s Office of Marijuana Policy, headed Read the full article…

Advocates In Denver, Home To Legal Marijuana, Seek Public Place To Smoke

COLORADO:  Whether bought from a downtown shop or cadged from a friend’s basement greenhouse, legal marijuana is easy to find in Colorado. Places to smoke it, not so much. Smoking in private homes and on front porches is allowed. But under a thicket of state, local and private regulations, marijuana use here, in a state Read the full article…

Colorado Resorts Continue Rocky Mountain Quest To Attract Oregon Skiers

COLORADO:  Hey, Oregon skiers, the heavy breathing you feel over your shoulder may by a representative of a Rocky Mountain ski area trying to get you to go skiing or snowboarding there this winter. Hot on the heals of an Aug. 20 Portland visit by representatives of Ski Utah, marketeers of Colorado skiing and tourism wined Read the full article…

Almost 200 Applications Filed For Vancouver’s Pot Dispensary Licence

CANADA:  The city of Vancouver has received nearly 200 applications from illegal medical marijuana dispensaries seeking business licences, setting off a process that is expected to dramatically reduce the number of such operations while making Vancouver the first jurisdiction in Canada to regulate storefront pot sales. Citing the proliferation of illegal pot shops, city council Read the full article…

Metro’s Top Cop Says He Wants To Keep Medical Pot Businesses Safe

NEVADA:  In a state where selling pot could once net you life in prison, Clark County‘s top law enforcement officer told a room full of marijuana business owners Thursday that he wants to work with them. Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who heads the 3,200-officer Metropolitan Police Department, made light of the historic nature of his appearance at a Read the full article…