Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board Issues Marijuana Rules, Announces Retail License Application Schedule

The WSLCB has temporarily lifted the restriction to allow licensed producers to meet the demand expected with the opening of new retail stores. A new cap will be applied at a later date.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today adopted emergency rules and issued new draft rules to begin the public process of aligning the medical marijuana market with the existing recreational market. The Board’s actions are the result of 2015 legislation, the Cannabis Patient Protection Act, which established a priority system for licensing existing Read the full article…

Diego Pellicer Faces Subpoena, Other Problems In Marijuana Biz

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, the company that says it’s “developing the world’s first ‘premium’ marijuana brand,” acknowledged those issues last week deep in its first regulatory filing after merging into a public shell company.

WASHINGTON:  The Top 5 Things You Don’t Want to Say when introducing a new public company might be: No. 5. We’ve received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney. No. 4. We’ve only got one real paying customer. No. 3. We’re not sure when we can actually collect any money from that customer. No. 2. We’re Read the full article…

Washington’s Pot Label Rules Could Ease Problems

"You're telling these people, 'Here is a Reese's peanut butter (cup) look-alike. It's got 100 milligrams of THC in it. Cut it into 10 pieces,'" said Meg Collins, an executive at Good Chemistry, a Denver-based chain of marijuana shops.

WASHINGTON: When recreational marijuana stores open in Washington next month, state officials know many customers will be unfamiliar with the strength of the newly legal drug. They hope strict rules on labeling and packaging will help avoid some of the overdose problems recently reported in Colorado, the only other state where recreational marijuana use is legal. Read the full article…

Clark County WA Commissioners Ban Recreational Marijuana Facilities Outside City Limits

The ban is similar to one passed this year by Pierce County. The ordinance calls for marijuana processing and sales to remain off limits on county land unless the federal government legalizes it. That comes despite the passage of Initiative 502, approved by voters in 2012, which legalized the production and retail sale of marijuana.

WASHINGTON: The Clark County Board of Commissioners approved a ban Tuesday on the processing, production and sale of marijuana within its jurisdiction despite statewide legalization. Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke affirmed the ordinance, effectively banning retail marijuana businesses from taking root on unincorporated land. They cited federal law outlawing marijuana as a motivating factor in Read the full article…

Women In Cannabis: Solidarity And High-Potency Sorbet

Since Colorado and Washington first voted to legalize recreational marijuana use in late 2012, the legal cannabis market has grown from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.7 billion last year, according to industry estimates. That kind of velocity gets the attention of investors, many of whom focus on tech.

WASHINGTON: A power luncheon for women in the marijuana business took place Friday in one of Seattle’s highest locations – the top of the Columbia Tower, where dozens of women in the cannabis business gathered to talk shop and exchange recipes. A.C. Braddock is CEO of Eden Labs, which makes extraction equipment. These days 90 percent Read the full article…

Reports Of Problems Vex Washington Pot Lottery

Entrepreneurs talk shop at Cannabis tech meetup.

WASHINGTON: Andrew Elliott is hoping to score one of the golden tickets of Washington’s legal marijuana industry: a license to sell pot, granted in part on a series of high-tech lotteries held this week. He almost didn’t get a shot. Just days before the lotteries began, the state’s Liquor Control Board informed him he had Read the full article…