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

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

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

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

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

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

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…