Oregon Sucking Life From Southern Stores

it is clear from the distribution of sales LOSSES at the store level that cannabis acquisition does not appear to be respecting State boundaries (either now, or before Oregon’s change, or both).

By Dr. James MacRae WASHINGTON:  The Vampires appear to have moved from Forks to Oregon, and they are sucking our southernmost state-legal cannabis stores dry. Actually, that’s a bit dramatic, but I thought the imagery fit the attached map picturing the change in Store-level Retail Sales levels from September to October of this year.  Green represents growth in sales, Yellow is Read the full article…

MJ Research Report: Washington Recreational Marijuana Sales Grow By More Than 20% In February

Retail sales grew at 22.2% from $12.7M in January to $15.52M February while Producer/Processor sales grew by 16.6% from $5.77M to $6.73M.  Both are great news for producer/processors sitting on surplus inventories left over from last fall’s big harvest and are indicators surplus inventories will continue to burn down over the coming months.

By Joe Armes WASHINGTON: Combined Producer, Processor and Retailer monthly sales in Washington State grew at its fastest rate since November, growing by 20.5% from $18.5M in January to $22.7M in February, a month with 3 fewer days. Retail sales grew at 22.2% from $12.7M in January to $15.52M February while Producer/Processor sales grew by 16.6% Read the full article…

Colorado Pot Sales Soar To Record In January, Bringing $2.3 Million For Schools

The center of the burgeoning industry in Denver is asking to extend shops’ evening closing hours and revisit the outright ban on public consumption.

COLORADO:  Colorado pot businesses sold a record amount of marijuana in January, resulting in an excise tax of $2.3 million designated for public schools, state officials said Wednesday. The numbers, reported by the Colorado Department of Revenue, show that January’s school-designated pot sales tax is more than 10 times the amount in January 2014, when Read the full article…

MJ Research Report: New Retail Stores Continue To Fuel Marijuana Sales Growth

Washington State’s recreational cannabis industry has already inked sales of nearly half of what it recorded in 2014. So far this year combined producer processor sales have totaled nearly $30M compared to just over $65M for 2014. Opening of new retail stores continues to fuel healthy sales growth even with a lingering surplus of cannabis deflating prices.

By Joe Armes WASHINGTON: With less than 7 weeks of recorded sales in 2015, Washington State’s recreational cannabis industry has already inked sales of nearly half of what it recorded in 2014. So far this year combined producer processor sales have totaled nearly $30M compared to just over $65M for 2014. Opening of new retail stores Read the full article…

Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Finally Beat Medical

hough that amounts to a less than $1 million gap between retail and medical sales, this is a small victory for champions of legalization who have argued that the experiment will be profitable for the state, as revenues have lagged behind some expectations.

COLORADO:  Sales of legal retail marijuana have topped sales of medical marijuana in Colorado for the first time since the state’s recreational pot shops opened their doors on Jan. 1, according to tax figures released by the Colorado Department of Revenue. During the month of July, the state received $838,711 from a 2.9% tax on Read the full article…

Pot luck: Owners Of Colorado's Latest Multimillion Dollar Industry

'Adult use' pot is projected to be a $208 million industry in Colorado this year - on top of the $250 million projected to be spent on medical marijuana.

COLORADO:  It’s a bona fide industry that is officially only five days old – but represents hundreds of millions of dollars. As Colorado comes close to closing out the first week of its ‘green rush’, with recreational marijuana stores legally allowed to sell the drug from January 1 under revolutionary new state laws, official sales Read the full article…

Will Colorado Have Enough Pot Stores To Meet Demand?

Growth technician Mike Lottman moves through the marijuana plants in a medical marijuana center in Denver.

COLORADO:  Call it Black Wednesday. Recreational marijuana goes on sale legally in Colorado on Jan. 1, and Denver officials are worried that the city’s retail shops won’t be anywhere close to meeting demand. At a city-council meeting Monday, lawmakers in Colorado’s largest city raised questions about licensing delays and the prospect of people queuing up for hours in what Read the full article…

Will Colorado Have Enough Pot Stores To Meet Demand?

Growth technician Mike Lottman moves through the marijuana plants in a medical marijuana center in Denver.

COLORADO:  Call it Black Wednesday. Recreational marijuana goes on sale legally in Colorado on Jan. 1, and Denver officials are worried that the city’s retail shops won’t be anywhere close to meeting demand. At a city-council meeting Monday, lawmakers in Colorado’s largest city raised questions about licensing delays and the prospect of people queuing up for hours in what Read the full article…

Pueblo County, Colorado Approves Recreational Marijuana Sales

Pueblo County is one of only seven Colorado counties that permitted retail sales, making it a likely southern pot mecca of sorts for those who live in pot-dry areas such as Colorado Springs and El Paso County.

COLORADO: Pueblo County commissioners finalized rules Wednesday night for recreational pot sales beginning next year, limiting the number of dispensaries to 10 and setting zoning rules and licensing fees.

Seattle Marijuana Zoning Vote Can Make Or Break I-502

If the most progressive city in the state, if not the country, can’t adopt rules to help decriminalized cannabis succeed, other cities won’t bother. Initiative 502 might be dead on arrival, and we can point to a lack of vision and disrespect for the will of the voters as the reason why.

WASHINGTON: On Monday afternoon, the Seattle City Council will vote on new zoning rules “to establish locational restrictions on the production, processing, selling, or delivery of marijuana, to modify the definition of food processing, and to modify existing allowances for agricultural uses in certain industrial areas.”