Meet Washington State’s Official New Liquor And Cannabis Board

WASHINGTON: Big changes are coming to the state Liquor Control Board, including a name change.The same law that will change the Liquor Control Board’s name July 24 to the “Liquor and Cannabis Board” also directed the agency to decide which unlicensed medical-marijuana shops and grow operations to legitimize by July 1, 2016.The process will involve a Read the full article…

Second Marijuana Shop Opening In Seattle

WASHINGTON:  A second pot shop is opening Tuesday in Seattle. Uncle Ike’s joins Cannabis City, which opened in July south of downtown. KING reports (http://kng5.tv/1vtwQsa ) Uncle Ike’s is located on the Central District corner of 23rd and Union — an intersection that has seen more than its share of shootings, arsons, and drug deals. Read the full article…

Are Location Restrictions On Marijuana Stores Excessive?

WASHINGTON:  A year and a half after 1-502 was first passed by Washington State voters, Seattle’s first recreational marijuana stores have begun opening their doors. But amid concerns over high prices and inconsistent product availability, many of the industry’s business owners have expressed concern over the current regulations governing where recreational marijuana stores can begin Read the full article…

Washington State Says Marijuana Brownies OK, But No Lollipops

WASHINGTON:  Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put the drug in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 Read the full article…

Bumpy Road Ahead For Legal Pot In Washington

WASHINGTON:  Pete O’Neil saw Washington’s legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids’ college tuition. He’s paid tens of thousands of dollars in rent on possible locations for a pot-shop chain, hired lawyers and picked out flooring. But now the nation’s second legal recreational marijuana industry is Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana Business Tests Advertising Limits

WASHINGTON:  A Port Angeles-based medical marijuana company’s new advertising strategy is turning heads — and raising questions about cannabis marketing. The business, called Chronically On Time, deploys an individual dressed in a green bear suit to advertise the company’s MMJ delivery service. “Buddy the Bear” stands on the sidewalk of busy streets, wearing a sandwich Read the full article…

Spokane WA First Retail Marijuana Shop To Open July 1

WASHINGTON:  The manager at Kouchlock Productions confirmed Wednesday that the first retail marijuana store in Spokane will open July 1. The manager added that the store, located at Francis and Napa next to Kouchlock Productions, should have all inspections done by the end of June. The Washington State Liquor Control Board issued the state’s first Read the full article…

Window To Apply For WA Recreational Marijuana Business Licenses Opens Nov. 18

WASHINGTON: Washington businesses and individuals may start applying for recreational marijuana business licenses at 8 a.m. on Nov. 18. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. All complete business license applications filed at any point in this window will be considered. There are three ways to apply:

Washington State To Begin Accepting Applications In November From Marijuana Retailers

WASHINGTON: Washington state regulators today finalized rules to govern the state’s nascent marijuana retail market. Beginning on November 18, regulators will begin formally accepting applications from those seeking state licenses to commercially produce, process, and sell cannabis to those age 21 and over. A press release regarding the state’s forthcoming rules and the application process is Read the full article…

Washington State To Begin Accepting Applications In November From Marijuana Retailers

WASHINGTON: Washington state regulators today finalized rules to govern the state’s nascent marijuana retail market. Beginning on November 18, regulators will begin formally accepting applications from those seeking state licenses to commercially produce, process, and sell cannabis to those age 21 and over. A press release regarding the state’s forthcoming rules and the application process is Read the full article…