Washington Stores And Growers Contemplate Costs Of Medical Marijuana integration

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Jim Mullen, COO of The Herbery, a small upscale chain of retail cannabis shops in Vancouver, Washington, scrunched his forehead as he contemplated the costs of adding services for medical marijuana patients to his line of store offerings. It’s not that he doesn’t want to serve medical patients – he does, Read the full article…

Washington Pot Sales Still On The Rise, Despite Oregon Recreational Launch

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON: Marijuana sales in Washington continued to grow in October, despite fears that the launch of Oregon’s recreational market would end the trend. Washington pot stores sold $61.3 million worth of product in October, a smaller than usual gain over September sales of $59.6 million, but a gain nonetheless. Read the full article…

Washington’s Upward Cannabis Sales Trend May End This Month

By Sue VorenbergCannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON:  The steady month by month growth of Washington state’s recreational cannabis sales may come to an end in October. The state has seen a steady uptick each month since sales began in July, 2014. But with five days to go in October and lagging sales in Southwest Washington after Read the full article…

Cannabis 101: Harsh Smoke And The Importance Of Curing

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Fall is a great time for cannabis enthusiasts – the big outdoor harvests start to come in, the array of strains at local shops expands almost exponentially and prices drop due to the large amount of flower entering the market. If you’re not a fan of harsh smoke (Are Read the full article…

Opinions: Stigma Remains In Las Vegas Young Cannabis Scene

By Sue VorenbergCannabis Daily Record NEVADA: I’ll admit it. As a gourmet cannabis enthusiast I’m utterly spoiled living on the Washington-Oregon border. I’m surrounded by two states that – while not perfect – could be considered marijuana utopias compared with most of the rest of the country. And I was reminded of that on a recent trip Read the full article…

Opinions: Every Medical Marijuana State Should Be Fully Reciprocal

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Traveling with medical marijuana is always a nerve wracking experience, filled with worry that your medicine will be seized or worse – you’ll wind up in jail. With any other prescription drug – including highly addictive things like Oxycodone – it’s easy enough to travel to another state and fill Read the full article…

Vancouver WA Pot Shops Report Traffic Dips After Oregon Sales Launch

By Sue Vorenberg WASHINGTON: Pot shops in Vancouver, Washington, reported weekend traffic dips of 10 to 20 percent after the launch of Oregon’s early start recreational cannabis sales on Oct. 1, 2015. Stores in the city, including two of the three largest pot shops in Washington, have been heavily dependent on Portland consumers, who frequently crossed Read the full article…

Notes From Oregon’s First Day Of Legal Cannabis Sales

By Sue Vorenberg OREGON:  There was a prevalent party vibe in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 1, 2015 – the first day of legal recreational cannabis sales in the state. Having covered the launch and evolution of Washington’s recreational cannabis system over the past several years, I was extremely curious to see how Oregon’s first day Read the full article…

Medical Product Sales On The Rise At Recreational Cannabis Shops

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON: Recreational cannabis shops in Southwest Washington are seeing an increasing demand for products with medical properties, such as high CBD edibles and cannabis-infused topicals for pain. Store managers and owners at the Cannabis Country Store in Battle Ground and The Herbery in Vancouver, Washington, report so much demand for CBD-based products that Read the full article…

New Washington Sales Record Set In Late August

By Sue Vorenberg, Cannabis Daily Record Washington state recreational cannabis stores consistently report Fridays as their top sales days, with yet another record-breaking day in late August, according to information released by the Washington state Liquor and Cannabis Board. Stores in the state reported $3.4 million ($3,387,268.82) in sales on Friday, August 28. (The shelf-price, which includes excise Read the full article…