Washington Marijuana Compliance Checks: 4 Of 22 Recreational Marijuana Stores Sell To Minors

Sales to minors are considered the most serious violations because they present a threat to public safety. Businesses cited for Sale to a Minor face a 10-day suspension or $2,500 fine. Businesses who receive three public safety violations within three years face license cancellation.

WASHINGTON: Four Western Washington recreational retail marijuana businesses recently failed compliance checks conducted by the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB). Officers, working with underage investigative aides, checked 22 businesses for sales of marijuana to minors. The first checks represent an 82 percent no-sales-to-minors compliance rate. The four businesses will be cited for selling marijuana to Read the full article…

Legal Weed Dealers Facing Bank And IRS Nightmare

Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales.

COLORADO:  If you think the IRS is merciless, be glad you aren’t a marijuana dealer — the legal kind. Their problems make others look like minor mosquito bites. Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2014, but it is still a controlled substance under federal law. That means the Feds could swoop in and arrest Read the full article…

Lawsuit: Denver Man Monopolizing Illinois Marijuana Biz

A new lawsuit has been filed involving medical marijuana, claiming a Denver businessman schemed to monopolize the new industry in Illinois.

ILLINOIS:  A new lawsuit has been filed involving medical marijuana, this one claiming a Denver businessman and unsuccessful city council candidate schemed to monopolize the new industry in Illinois. Medponics Illinois filed the lawsuit Monday in Lake County. It claims Kayvan Khalatbari and his Denver companies have controlling interests in more than three Illinois cultivation centers. If true, that Read the full article…

Pot Panel Approves New Restrictions For Oregon Medical Marijuana

An Oregon Senate special committee unanimously passed legislation on Monday imposing a variety of new restrictions on medical marijuana.

OREGON:  An Oregon Senate special committee unanimously passed legislation on Monday imposing a variety of new restrictions on medical marijuana, a week after a joint committee overseeing the state’s marijuana rules stalled on a similar measure.The Senate Special Committee on Implementing Measure 91 passed a proposal tightening regulations on the medical marijuana industry, such as Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana Cultivation Is Driving A Technology ‘Revolution’ In Industrial Agriculture

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CANADA: Deep within a cedar forest in British Columbia, Dan Sutton is building what he hopes will be the most energy-efficient, high-technology greenhouse for growing cannabis. Spurred by the booming market for medical marijuana, he and a group of biologists and engineers have experimented for almost three years with digital sensors, lighting arrays, software programs and Read the full article…

Get high Every Morning With Marijuana K-cups

The pods are becoming big sellers — probably because of their undeniable convenience — and now reportedly account for 60 percent of Uncle Ike's coffee sales.

WASHINGTON: As more and more states legalize marijuana for recreational use, edibles and infusions are becoming a massive marketplace.  Yahoo Finance now reports that coffee businesses are now infusing cannabis in their brews, ready to be bought in K-cups and coffee pods. Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop of Seattle sells pods of “premium infused” coffee, containing 10mg of THC, for $10 Read the full article…

Major Colorado Pot Shop Chain Lays Off 45% Of Its Employees

One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce

COLORADO:  One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce, according to owner Shawn Phillips. The pot layoffs are believed to be the largest in Colorado’s 16-month recreational era. Phillips owns nine cannabis stores in Colorado, all of which are Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana 420 Clinic Opens In Calgary

Alberta’s first medical clinic solely dedicated to providing access to medical marijuana officially opened Wednesday in Calgary.

CANADA:  Alberta’s first medical clinic solely dedicated to providing access to medical marijuana officially opened Wednesday in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood. The 420 Clinic is not a dispensary, and no marijuana will be kept on site.  Instead, the clinic will help patients navigate new federal rules around how medical marijuana can be accessed. “Basically a patient will come Read the full article…

Oregon Lawmakers Want Marijuana Delivery Services For “Dry” Counties That Ban Weed Sales

Lawmakers would like to authorize marijuana delivery services to reach medical patients in any areas off-limits to dispensaries and retail stores.

OREGON:  State lawmakers are in the weeds (sorry) over how to fine tune the state’s voter-approved laws on legalized marijuana. One debate seems to be ending: Oregon will have “dry” cities and counties that outlaw any weed sales—recreational or medical. (Already, 146 cities and 26 counties have barred medical sales.) But as first reported in this morning’s Murmurs, lawmakers are already Read the full article…

Colorado Tries To Clamp Down On Pesticide Use On Pot

A Colorado courtroom dispute has the potential to dramatically alter how marijuana is grown across the state.

COLORADO:  A dry courtroom dispute unfolding here has the potential to dramatically alter how marijuana is grown across Colorado, as health inspectors try clamp down on pesticide use by pot growers. The court fight is over whether Denver health officials and state agriculture inspectors have the right to quarantine and test marijuana they believe has Read the full article…