Colorado Resorts Continue Rocky Mountain Quest To Attract Oregon Skiers

It seems Colorado is advertising its 300 breweries and 70 distilleries as much these days as its 30 or so excellent ski resorts.

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…

Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

Washington state got a slower start. Its retail shops didn't begin selling recreational marijuana until July of last year, but they are keeping pace with Colorado's. About $83 million in excise taxes have already been collected in the year since sales first began, according to the most recent tax data from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.

WASHINGTON AND COLORADO: The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the latest tax data — and they’re putting those dollars to good use. In Colorado, after about a year and a half of legal recreational marijuana sales, the state has collected Read the full article…

Marijuana Producers Gobble Up Warehouse Space In Denver Area

Legal cannabis growers and distributors took up a third of all the warehouse space leased in Colorado over the past 18 months.

COLORADO:  Steve Badgley has been hunting for a larger warehouse in the Denver area for more than a year. But his construction-supply business keeps getting squeezed out by a new entrant into the real-estate market: the marijuana industry. Since voters in Colorado and Washington legalized recreational use of the drug in 2012, growers and distributors have Read the full article…

Does The Legal Marijuana Industry Have A Race Problem?

The marijuana industry is mostly saturated with white males, many of whom are not only employed by businesses but also run them.

WASHINGTON:  For decades, people of color have paid a heavy price for the war on drugs. It’s well known that minorities are arrested and jailed at disproportionate rates on marijuana-related charges. But, now that recreational weed is legal in Washington, are those same people who were once likely to be racially profiled reaping the benefits of the industry of Read the full article…

Oregon’s Hot Hash Oil Market Drives Demand For Marijuana ‘Trim’

Once considered garbage, trim has transformed into gold, fetching up to $400 a pound.

OREGON:  Cameron Yee opened a gallon-sized plastic bag of dried leaves from a popular strain of cannabis called Lemon Haze. He thrust his hand into the bag and gave the leaves a vigorous stir. As recently as a few years ago, the small leaves snipped from harvested cannabis flowers ended up in the trash. After Read the full article…

Demand Grows For New Ways To Consume Marijuana

A growing number of consumers seek a more discreet and portable marijuana experience that companies continue to develop anything from coffees to breath sprays.

WASHINGTON:  Smoking is clearly the popular way to consume marijuana, as demonstrated by the thousands of pounds of marijuana flower legally sold each week. A growing number of consumers seek a more discreet and portable experience that companies continue to develop — anything from coffees to breath sprays to candies. However, when a suspected marijuana-infused Read the full article…

Going To Pot: Will Legal Weed Hurt Medical Marijuana Users In Washington?

Almost everything about medical marijuana in Washington is about to change, as the state moves to regulate its 17-year-old medical marijuana program.

WASHINGTON:  Stephen Damgaard uses medical marijuana for nerve damage in his spine, eating a small brownie made with cannabutter each morning. The weed in the butter comes from one of Seattle’s many medical dispensaries — an untaxed and illegal medical pot shop that up until now has been tolerated by authorities. But almost everything about Read the full article…

The 23 Ways Colorado Says Marijuana Will Ruin Your Kid’s Life

A new series of public service announcements from the Colorado Department of Transportation delivers 23 ways marijuana will destroy a child.

COLORADO:  Yesterday, in this space, we noted that a new series of public service announcements from the Colorado Department of Transportation, released under the umbrella term “Hank’s How to Get Hit by a Car,” had stolen the thunder from the State of Colorado’s latest anti-marijuana campaign aimed at those under 21. Here’s why. Whereas the Read the full article…

Oregon Releases Draft Recreational Marijuana Rules

Oregon public health officials have released draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries selling legal recreational pot starting October 1st.

OREGON:  Oregon public health officials have released draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries selling legal recreational pot.The Oregon Health Authority‘s rules limit the type of marijuana products sold as of October 1 to seeds, dried leaves and flowers and plants that are not flowering. As expected, edibles won’t be sold to recreational users at medical Read the full article…

Hempfest 2015: This Protestival Just Keeps Getting Better

Representing MJ Headline News,  TwiceBakedinWA takes you behind the scenes at Seattle Hempfest 2015.

By TwicebakedinWA WASHINGTON:  Last weekend I attended the 24th annual Hempfest in Seattle on the waterfront of Myrtle Edwards Park. This was my third time attending the Protestival and I thoroughly enjoyed all three days there. While in the past years I have been a volunteer and attendee, this year I was there representing MJ Headline Read the full article…