MJ Research: The 2015 Front Runner/MJBA Washington Marijuana Retailer Report

As of early October 2015, there were 182 retail stores recording revenue in Washington. We project that by July 2016 that number will grow to between 288-294 retailers, ensuring that the high growth rate that we have seen will continue into 2016.

By Brian Yauger and Joe Armes Front Runner WASHINGTON: The story of recreational marijuana’s first fourteen months in Washington state is a story of supply and demand imbalances, with recreational price points impacted by competition from medical and black markets unfettered by high taxation and strict regulation. By all accounts the first year of I-502 Read the full article…

Washington State Troopers Crack Down On Marijuana ‘Open Containers’

WSU chemistry Professor Herbert Hill said that existing technologies — including those already used by airport security and customs agents to detect drugs and explosives — can be re-purposed to test breath for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana.

WASHINGTON: Washington State troopers are ramping up efforts to enforce a new portion of the state’s marijuana law, which makes it illegal to have an open container of pot in your car. The law went into affect on Sept. 26 and is similar to the state’s alcohol open container law. The law states that marijuana must be Read the full article…