Washington Marijuana Market Mellows

WASHINGTON: Ramsey Hamide looked across the packed shelves and piled boxes of product in the cramped backroom of Main Street Marijuana and stretched out his arms. “Look at this,” the store manager said, smiling victoriously. “Nonstop, growers are coming, bringing us samples, new products.” It’s a vastly different world from six months ago, when Main Read the full article…

Vancouver’s Marijuana Museum Is Cashed Out

CANADA:  Puff, puff, pass: Vancouver’s very own homage to the art and history of pot has closed up shop. The Herb Museum, located in the B.C. Marijuana Party building on West Hastings–”in the famous Pot Block of ‘Vansterdam’” as they describe–has opted to pack it in to make room for a seed sanctuary. Launched a Read the full article…

Washington Pot Sales Allay Some Anxiety

WASHINGTON:  I thought I’d tell you about my recent experience with shopping for marijuana in Washington State. Earlier this summer, I vacationed in Portland, Oregon, to attend a wedding. Family and friends from across the states came to participate in the fun. One day, a few of us crossed the bridge that links Portland with Read the full article…

Marijuana Business Association Coming To Vancouver, WA

By Sue Vorenberg WASHINGTON: The Marijuana Business Association will be in Vancouver on Thursday, Sept. 18 for a special free Meetup event at the Vancouver Community Library.The meeting will be at the 901 C Street location from 6-8 p.m. and is sponsored by Viridian Sciences, a Vancouver marijuana industry software company. Looks like a good event for local biz Read the full article…

Some Upset Over Pot Smokers On Vancouver Patio

WASHINGTON:  A local restaurant and shop is pushing the legal envelope, by allowing customers to smoke pot in a designated spot on its patio. The management at Mint Tea said they’ve had a cannabis-friendly tent set up for a while, and it’s become more popular now that legal retail marijuana is being sold just a Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana: Easy To Get, Easy To Buy

CANADA:  Recreational marijuana may as well be legal in the city of Vancouver, given how easy it is for an adult to buy from a fast-growing number of dispensaries openly selling cannabis to customers. In 2010, there were five dispensaries in the city, according to police. In January last year, police counted a dozen. Most Read the full article…

“Where’s The Pot Store?” Legal Weed On Sale In Southwest Washington

By Bailey Hirschburg The most surprising thing about the opening of Vancouver, Washington’s first pot store opening was how mainstream it was. Like a totally sedate, black-Friday opening folks lined up as early as 3 a.m. the night before, eagerly awaiting the chance to catch a whiff of history. I arrived about 8:30am, and already Read the full article…

Canada Vending Machines Pop Out Marijuana

CANADA: The vending machines at a Vancouver storefront look ordinary — but instead of spitting out gum or snacks, for a few coins they deliver medical marijuana. For Can$4, the brightly lit “gumball” machine drops a plastic ball filled with the so-called “Cotton Candy” variety of the drug. The “Purple Kush” option costs Can$6. But Read the full article…

U.S. Agents Raid Vancouver Seniors’ Home Looking For Pot Grow Op — Get Whacked With A Cane

CANADA: Seattle-based agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency mistakenly stormed Vancouver’s English Bay Retirement Village today believing it to be a marijuana grow op but 79-year-old Ida McCook was having none of it. In her own words, Ms. McCook “clobbered a few of those buggers” and “told them to get the H-E-double-hockey-sticks out of Canada.”