Washington’s Pot Man Moving On As Thrill Of Making History Fades

“It was a hard legislative session. I felt tired of all the battles going on,” said Simmons, who is leaving the LCB at the end of August to take a senior administrator’s job at the state Department of Revenue.

By Bob Young, The Seattle Times WASHINGTON: Randy Simmons, the unsung bureaucrat who managed the creation of the state’s legal marijuana system, is moving on. The thrill of making history is gone, said Simmons, deputy director of the state Liquor and Cannabis Board. That, and his wife got tired of getting dragged to look at new pot Read the full article…

Tech Mogul Jamen Shively Keynotes “Technology And Your Cannabis Business” Seminar Weds, Aug 27 In Seattle

All industry eyes will be on technology-turned-marijuana mogul Jamen Shively, the former Microsoft strategist best known as the man behind premium retail pot brand Diego Pellicer, who will deliver the keynote speech for “Technology & Your Cannabis Business” seminar at Seattle’s ultra-hip Motif Hotel.

WASHINGTON: All industry eyes will be on technology-turned-marijuana mogul Jamen Shively, the former Microsoft strategist best known as the man behind premium retail pot brand Diego Pellicer, as he delivers the keynote speech for “Technology & Your Cannabis Business” seminar at Seattle’s ultra-hip Motif Hotel. Shively’s much-anticipated talk before the elite gathering of Washington’s leading cannabis and Read the full article…

First Three Days Of Marijuana Sales Pull In More Than $148,000 In Excise Taxes

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WASHINGTON:  With just a handful of stores opened and supply short, the state will still pull in $148,256 of excise taxes from sales on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to figures provided by the Liquor Control Board. That numbers reflect sales throughout the supply chain, including those from suppliers to retailers but don’t account for sales tax or business and occupation (B&O) Read the full article…

Eastern Washington Gets Down To CannaBiz

A community forum at Brown University Tuesday night on marijuana was opened to "end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a system in which it is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.”

By Morgan, MJ Headline News Over 100 people filled the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, Washington last night for the first CannaBiz panel discussion. The host and moderator, Inlander’s Ted McGregor, Jr., posed questions to three experts from Washington and California – Hilary Bricken, Canna Law Group, an attorney known for specializing in the legal Read the full article…