Local Opposition to Washington’s Legal Marijuana Businesses Is a Taxing Issue For the Fledgling Industry

With Oregon's recreational market about to come online, the bill could have particular implications for border counties such as Clark County.

WASHINGTON: The great experiment in the state of Washington to legalize the sale of marijuana through a regulated and taxed market has hit a hitch at the local level that threatens to slow progress to a snail’s pace, even as more and more marijuana businesses obtain the state licensing needed to open their doors. Through early Read the full article…

Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Founder to Provide Valuable Guidance for WeedHire & Cannabis Industry

"This partnership makes sense as we share the same ideals as the MJBA which is to establish integrity and legitimacy, create common market standards, provide market intelligence, and develop best ethical business practices for participants in the emerging legal marijuana industry - including commercial hemp, medical marijuana and recreational marijuana for adults. David's commitment to the betterment of the industry is un-parallel in his work within the MJBA." Bernstein added.

NEW JERSEY:  WeedHire today announced that it has selected David Rheins as a member of its Cannabis Industry Advisory Board. David Rheins is founder of the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA). The MJBA a.k.a. “Chamber of Commerce of Cannabis”­ provides intelligence, ethical business practices and networking for participants in the legal marijuana, mmj and hemp industries. Read the full article…

Colorado Health Officials Walk Back Proposed Weed-Edibles Ban, Hours After It Goes Public

Marijuana edibles -- food and beverage products infused with compounds derived from marijuana, such as THC or CBD -- have been under fire following two high-profile deaths that may have been linked to the treats.

COLORADO: Colorado health officials on Monday backtracked on their call to ban almost all recreational marijuana edibles in the state, just hours after their recommendation for such a prohibition surfaced publicly. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment backed away from its recommendation for a ban after outraged marijuana industry representatives argued that state voters made Read the full article…

Colorado Marijuana Revenues Hit A New High

COLORADO MJ REVENUE CHART

COLORADO:  New figures from the Colorado Department of Revenue show that recreational marijuana sales continued to climb in August, the most recent month for which data are available. Recreational sales totaled approximately $34.1 million in August, up from $29.3 million the previous month. Medical marijuana also jumped sharply in August, after several months of flat or declining Read the full article…

NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo As State Ramps Up For Legalization

It is “the early stages of what is going to be not just a public health policy shift for New York state, but the creation of a new and emerging industry,”Savino, D-Staten Island/Brooklyn, told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith.

NEW YORK: New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana gathered in New York City on Sunday to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing medical marijuana. The event drew potential patients, policymakers and hundreds of people interested in working in the new medical marijuana industry. State lawmakers voted this year to make New Read the full article…

Seattle WA 11/6: MJBA Women’s Alliance Hosts Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher

Ladybud Magazine Publisher Diane Fornbacher will address the MJBA Women’s Alliance on November 6, 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue.

WASHINGTON:  MJBA Women’s Alliance and Eden Labs team up for an exclusive evening with Ladybud Magazine publisher Diane Fornbacher and dynamic personal and business finance expert Debbie Whitlock next month in Seattle for “The Power to Lead.” Get inspired to lead the way with other major women leaders in the cannabis industry, including mistress of ceremonies Shawn DeNae Waggenseller of Washington Bud Company, legal 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…

Next Gen To Reschedule The Seattle GreenRush Financial Conference

“Basically, we’re the pickax manufacturer for the gold rush — or, in this case, the green rush."

CANADA : Next Gen Metals Inc. reports that due to numerous requests by both exhibitors and attendees to change the conference to a two day format, management has made a decision to postpone the Seattle GreenRush Financial Conference scheduled for September 23rd, 2014 to a later date. The company is actively seeking a suitable venue/date to Read the full article…

Utilities Struggle To Control Appetites In Energy-Hungry Marijuana Industry

"This has become a major issue with most of the regional utilities, now that we have legalized the recreational use of cannabis in this state. There is a huge new industry that's popping up, grow operations. They're getting as much as 200 watts per square foot of lighting power density, which is astronomical," he said. "How are they going to handle and manage this industry?"

WASHINGTON:  Kurt Nielsen is on a strange assignment, especially for a public employee. As the manager of the Lighting Design Lab, which is a spinoff of Seattle’s power company, he has been tasked with finding energy-efficient lights for the growing of marijuana. Most of the country’s legal cannabis farming, in Washington and Colorado, is happening Read the full article…

Who Will Become the Starbucks of Pot?

“Growers were coming up to me and asking, ‘How do we make ourselves different? Maybe we should come up with a logo and a name,’” Shuman reports. “The branding of cannabis doesn’t exist yet.”

NEW YORK: During a typical Fourth of July weekend, 1500 Esperanza St., a whitewashed deco warehouse in the Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles, is deserted. But this year, a line snakes down the broken sidewalk out front and wraps around the bend of Union Pacific Avenue, as 4,000 people suffer the searing heat Read the full article…