Out Of Pot: With No Supply, Tacoma’s First Marijuana Retailer Closes Temporarily

Tacoma's first marijuana retailer is forced to temporarily close its doors due to shortage of product.

WASHINGTON:  The sign posted in front of Tacoma marijuana retailer Rainier on Pine told much of the story. “Sorry We Are Closed! Sold Out!! We will open again soon when more product becomes available.” The rest of the story resembles the tale told by Seattle’s first pot retailer, Cannabis City, which opened in early July Read the full article…

Tacoma’s First Retail Marijuana Store Will Open Friday In Nalley Valley

City of Destiny marijuana smokers who have been patiently waiting for retail pot sales in their own hometown may now exhale.

WASHINGTON:  Tacoma, this bud’s for you. Finally.  City of Destiny marijuana smokers who have been patiently waiting for retail pot sales in their own hometown may now exhale. Executive Director Don Muridan confirmed Wednesday that Rainier on Pine, at 3111 S. Pine St. on the edge of Nalley Valley, will open its doors Friday at Read the full article…

Tacoma Pot: Don’t Look For Marijuana On Sale Tuesday When State Allows First Legal Retail Sales

Tacoma pot shops will not likely be ready to open on the first day of retail sales in WA.

WASHINGTON:  Unless customers want to drive to Seattle or Kelso, those parties celebrating the opening day of retail marijuana sales will just have to wait. Where more than 2,000 enterprises applied with the state for a retail license, and where 334 were finally chosen – some by lottery – the State Liquor Control Board early Read the full article…

Three Pot Stores In Bellingham May Be Among First To Open In State

Pot shops in Washington await final inspection and could be open by July 8

WASHINGTON:  Three proposed retail marijuana stores in Bellingham are ready for final inspections, meaning they could be among the first such outlets to open in the state once the first licenses are issued July 7. Four licensees in Tacoma, three in Spokane and three in Vancouver also are ready for their final inspections, according to Read the full article…

Tacoma Firm Gets The First Marijuana Processing License In Pierce County

"there are two things we know for sure:  There is a strong demand for this product and that it is lucrative."

WASHINGTON: A Tacoma firm has received the first license in Pierce County allowing the processing of recreational marijuana. The State Liquor Control Board, the regulating body for licenses to grow, process and sell marijuana under Initiative 502, has announced that Commencement Bay Production and Processing, located in  the 3100 block of South Pine Street, can Read the full article…

Trial Date Set For First Dispensary Charges Since Vote To Legalize Pot In 2012

The trial promises to be closely watched because it’s the first marijuana dispensary case filed by the federal government since the state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in November 2012.

WASHINGTON:  Two Tacoma men associated with medical marijuana dispensaries in the South Sound were arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court, charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to commit money laundering. James Canyon Lucas and Matthew Ira Eliott Roberts entered pleas of not guilty and were conditionally released, pending trial, by Judge Karen Strombom. Read the full article…

Pierce County Council Weighs Ban On Marijuana Retail Stores

The Puyallup City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to prohibit all recreational marijuana businesses but stops short of banning medical marijuana collectives.

WASHINGTON: Washington state expects to license about 17 marijuana retail stores in unincorporated Pierce County, but a majority of the Pierce County Council supports measures to effectively ban the stores. Tacoma attorney Jay Berneburg represents clients who operate medical marijuana dispensaries and want to apply for state licenses to grow and sell recreational marijuana. He said a Read the full article…