WSLCB Issues Emergency License Suspensions Issued For Port Angeles’ North Coast Concentrates

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) issued two emergency marijuana license suspensions on Friday, November 2, 2018 for North Coast Concentrates, with locations at 2933 E Highway 101 and 52433 Highway 112 in Port Angeles. The suspensions are effective for 180 days beginning November 2, 2018 until May 1, 2019. During that Read the full article…

Empower Clinics To Launch Telemedicine Platform For Medical Cannabis, Wellness Treatment

Empower Clinics

WASHINGTON: Empower Clinics, a leading owner and operator of medical cannabis and wellness clinics in the US,  announced that it is nearing completion of a telemedicine platform that will enable interested patients worldwide to connect with its specialized medical doctors. Expected to launch in December via Empower’s Website, the telemedicine offering will make it easy for patients Read the full article…

MainStem Expands Network Of Integrated Cannabis Software Partners

Signed Contract

WASHINGTON: MainStem has announced signed affiliate agreements with Flourish and Weedtraqr, two leading technology providers of enterprise supply chain and inventory management systems. These seed-to-sale platforms serve cultivators, manufacturers, processors, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers in the regulated legal cannabis industry. “We are excited to bring a value-add service into our technology suite,” said Colton Griffin, CEO Read the full article…

The Legal Cannabis Farmhand Life

Pam Dyer is outstanding in her field

By Pamela Dyer Over the summer I took a job on a legal Tier 3 outdoor cannabis farm in Washington State called Sticky Mantis. My objective for taking the job was to build on my cannabis resume, experience a growing season from veg to harvest on a farm that size, and be able to share Read the full article…

Have a Heart Completes $25 Million Series A Financing

Have a Heart

Continued retail license wins attract smart capital to fuel aggressive growth WASHINGTON: Seattle-based cannabis retailer Have a Heart has closed the largest private financing for a pure-play U.S. retail cannabis company to date. The $25 million series A round was led by private, accredited investors with significant cannabis and technology industry experience. Founded in 2011, Have Read the full article…

Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

WSDA updates approved pesticide list

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA.  The WSDA has added 12 pesticides to the list of allowable products. Pesticides containing two new active ingredients (Cinnamaldehyde, Gliocladium catenulatum Strain J1446) Read the full article…

Seattle Hempfest & Fix Democracy First Team Up For Voter Registration Push

Hempfest

WASHINGTON: Nearly 10,000 Washingtonians have been registered to vote at Seattle Hempfest. This year the organization has teamed up with the non-profit Fix Democracy First! in an effort to increase voter registration at the event. “Seattle Hempfest is the single biggest voter registration event in Washington State,” says Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First!’s executive Director. Read the full article…

Washington: Felony Marijuana Convictions Fall Nearly 90 Percent

Delaware Gov signs expungement bill

WASHINGTON:  The number of cannabis-related felony sentences in Washington fell an estimated 90 percent in the 18-months immediately following the opening of adult use marijuana retail stores, according to an analysis by the Washington Caseload Forecast Council. Investigators identified only 147 marijuana-related crimes resulting in felony sentences in this period of time, compared to 1,312 felony offenses Read the full article…

Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

WASHINGTON: The enactment of state laws regulating adult marijuana use is associated with an increase in crime clearance rates, according to data published in the journal Police Quarterly. Clearance rates are calculated by dividing the number of crimes that are ‘cleared’ (charges are filed) by the total number of crimes reported. Criminologists at Washington State University assessed crime clearance rates Read the full article…

Mother of Terminally Ill Daughter Sues Governor to Invalidate Cannabis Advertising Laws

Meagan’s suit alleges that these laws, in combination with existing policy from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) have created a situation that makes it impossible for her to locate a reliable, legal source of medicine for her daughter, including preventing her from finding free product for her ailing daughter.

WASHINGTON: The mother of a terminally ill child is suing Washington Governor Inslee over the unconstitutional restrictions on cannabis advertising. Meagan Holt depends upon cannabis to save her daughter’s life. Her daughter, Maddie, is diagnosed with Zellweger syndrome and suffers from seizures that have left Maddie blind, deaf, and terminally ill. The suit alleges Washington’s Read the full article…