Washington’s Pot Man Moving On As Thrill Of Making History Fades

“It was a hard legislative session. I felt tired of all the battles going on,” said Simmons, who is leaving the LCB at the end of August to take a senior administrator’s job at the state Department of Revenue.

By Bob Young, The Seattle Times WASHINGTON: Randy Simmons, the unsung bureaucrat who managed the creation of the state’s legal marijuana system, is moving on. The thrill of making history is gone, said Simmons, deputy director of the state Liquor and Cannabis Board. That, and his wife got tired of getting dragged to look at new pot Read the full article…

Small Town In Washington Expects To Open Its Own Legal Cannabis Store By Month’s End

The primary reason for that choice, according to North Bonneville Mayor Don Stevens, is to assure the city takes control of its own destiny in the inevitable evolution of a legal cannabis market that holds great promise but still remains marked by citizen concerns and pockets of hard-core opposition to the very idea of legal weed.

WASHINGTON: The City of North Bonneville is only weeks away from securing a license to open Washington’s first municipally controlled and operated recreational marijuana store, which local leaders say could serve as a model to be adopted by cities across the state. The bucolic community of some 1,000 residents is located along the Columbia River amid Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana Grower Opens Farm To Tours

Farmer, Activist and Author Farmer Tom at MMJ Universe.

WASHINGTON: Tom Lauerman grows vegetables – sugar snap peas, corn, potatoes, salad mix — on his five-acre farm in Brush Prairie, Wash., that supplies a handful of families with fresh produce through the summer and into the fall. But vegetables don’t pay the bills. So Lauerman, a 54-year-old surfer who’s smoked cannabis since he was 12, Read the full article…

Eastern Washington Gets Down To CannaBiz

A community forum at Brown University Tuesday night on marijuana was opened to "end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a system in which it is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.”

By Morgan, MJ Headline News Over 100 people filled the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, Washington last night for the first CannaBiz panel discussion. The host and moderator, Inlander’s Ted McGregor, Jr., posed questions to three experts from Washington and California – Hilary Bricken, Canna Law Group, an attorney known for specializing in the legal Read the full article…