Blaine WA City Council Approves Rules For Recreational Pot Businesses

WASHINGTON:  The City Council has set rules for marijuana growers, processors and retailers who want to do business in Blaine in keeping with Washington state’s legalization of pot for recreational use.

“It’s fairly straightforward in following state law. It reinforces the state standards as local standards,” said Michael Jones, community development director for Blaine.

The City Council approved the measure Monday, Nov. 25, with Bonnie Onyon the lone no vote.

Blaine will allow growing and processing facilities in areas zoned for manufacturing. Stores will be allowed in places zoned for retail. [Read more…]

Budding Retailers Crowd Seattle Seminar On Setting Up Pot Shops

WASHINGTON: Sean Kearney, owner of an online sex-toy business, said he was late to the dot-com boom and doesn’t want to miss out on the next wave as Washington state sets the rules for retail marijuana sales to recreational users.

Kearney, who plans to apply for a license to open a pot shop at his warehouse, was among several hundred prospective pot retailers, growers and processors who attended a state-run seminar on the burgeoning business yesterday in Seattle. [Read more…]

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes Warns: Not Enough Retail Pot Shops

WASHINGTON: Twenty-one retail marijuana outlets likely won’t be enough to meet Seattle’s demand for now-legal, taxed, and regulated recreational marijuana,  Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes says in a letter to the Washington State Liquor Control Board. [Read more…]

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes Warns: Not Enough Retail Pot Shops

WASHINGTON: Twenty-one retail marijuana outlets likely won’t be enough to meet Seattle’s demand for now-legal, taxed, and regulated recreational marijuana,  Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes says in a letter to the Washington State Liquor Control Board. [Read more…]