Washington State Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Cannabis Bank in CA? + Tight Deadline in NY & Sales Confusion in WA

John Schroyer  | August 7, 2015

By John Schroyer

California officials propose a state-run bank for marijuana companies, New York license winners face a tough deadline, and Washington State’s sales figures spur confusion.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Week in Review: MMJ-Friendly Credit Union in New York + More Nevada Delays & WA Developments

John Schroyer  | July 17, 2015

By John Schroyer

A prominent New York credit union reveals that it’s willing to work with at least one medical cannabis company, another dispensary delay in Nevada, and legislative moves in Washington State present a mixed bag for marijuana businesses.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past …

Seattle to Close Dozens of Dispensaries

John Schroyer  | July 15, 2015

The days of many Seattle dispensaries are now numbered.

The Seattle City Council has approved an ordinance that aims to shutter local medical marijuana dispensaries that opened after Jan. 1, 2013, which will result in the closure of around half of the city’s estimated 99 dispensaries by next summer,

15 Unlicensed Dispensaries Targeted Near Seattle

John Schroyer  | July 13, 2015

Local officials in an unincorporated part of King County, just east of Seattle, are targeting 15 medical marijuana dispensaries that are deemed illegal because they don’t have state permits.

The businesses were sent letters last week ordering them to close down or face possible …