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


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


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…

Avitas Releases Unicorn Glitter For Pride

Avitas to donate a percentage of sales of Pride oil blend to Equal Rights Washington and Basic Rights Oregon, two organizations fighting for LGBTQ rights

WASHINGTON: Avitas, a leading cannabis producer/processor located in the Pacific Northwest, has announced the release of  a new oil blend created just for Pride, Unicorn Glitter that is full of double rainbows, unicorn laughs, glitter hearts, and of course, love. All throughout June, Avitas is donating a percentage of Unicorn Glitter to Equal Rights Washington and Read the full article…

Washington Stats From Leaf Data Systems For The Week Ending May 31, 2018


WASHINGTON: The below statistics cover activity in Leaf Data Systems for the time period between February 1, 2018 and May 31, 2018. 

Marapharm Ventures Expanding Washington State Operations With Sun-Grown Production

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CANADA: Marapharm Ventures has entered into a Letter of Intent and Definitive Agreements to expand its Washington State operations. In a press release, the company announced it has closed the foregoing transactions and acquired certain operational assets, land and water rights related to two licensed cannabis producers and processors operating in Tonasket, Washington. Just South of the Canadian border in Central Washington, Tonasket is home Read the full article…

Washington State Legal Cannabis By The Numbers: February 1, 2018 – May 17, 2018


WASHINGTON: The below statistics cover activity in Leaf Data Systems for the time period between February 1, 2018 and May 17, 2018.