Washington State MMJ News:

May 21, 2015

Four WA Rec Stores Sell to Minors in Sting Operation

A quartet of recreational cannabis shops in Washington State wrongly sold marijuana to minors in the course of the state’s first-ever sting operation. The four stores, which will all be [click to continue...]

May 15, 2015

Week in Review: WA Reaching Out to Tribes, Banks Explain MJ Stance + Ohio Campaign Boost

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Washington State sets up a process to work with Native American tribes interested in marijuana, large banks reveal why they won’t touch the [click to continue...]

May 13, 2015

Tapping the Cannatourism Market: Q&A With Owner of Marijuana-Friendly Bed & Breakfast

By Tony C. Dreibus The recreational marijuana industries in Colorado and Washington State are clicking on all cylinders, and tourists have a lot to do with that success. But the [click to continue...]

May 11, 2015

WA Law Paves Way for Marijuana Pacts With Tribes

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that sets up a framework for his office to work with Native American tribes interested in growing and distributing cannabis. The [click to continue...]

May 8, 2015

Washington Growers May Sue County Over Cultivation Ban

Cannabis growers are threatening to sue a Washington State county after its council voted to ban cultivation in certain areas even after some businesses spent thousands of dollars preparing production [click to continue...]

May 8, 2015

Week in Review: WA Rec Sales Balloon, NV Moves Closer to Launch + Puerto Rico Legalizes MMJ

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Recreational marijuana sales gain some significant traction in Washington State, Nevada’s medical cannabis industry approaches the launchpad, and Puerto Rico becomes the first [click to continue...]

May 7, 2015

Rec Revenues Soar to $25M in Washington State

Washington State recreational marijuana sales surged in April, almost doubling the amount recorded in January. Sales via rec shops totaled $24.8 million in April, up from $12.7 million during the [click to continue...]

April 29, 2015

WA Group Challenging New Medical Marijuana Law

A Washington State group is looking to challenge newly minted regulations that roll the state’s medical marijuana market into its heavily regulated recreational cannabis program. The group hopes to gather [click to continue...]

April 27, 2015

WA Gov. Signs Sweeping Bill Moving MMJ Into Rec Program

Washington State’s medical marijuana program will officially be rolled into its recreational market after Gov. Jay Inslee late Friday signed into law a sweeping bill putting in place rules for [click to continue...]

April 20, 2015

60% Plunge in Washington Recreational MJ Prices

Washington State cultivators must be hurting. The average price of a gram of retail cannabis has plummeted since recreational shops opened last July, from an average of $30 to $12 [click to continue...]

April 17, 2015

Week in Review: Bill Spells Doom for Many WA Dispensaries & MMJ Grows, Boom for Rec Shops

By Tony C. Dreibus Big changes are likely in store for one of the nation’s largest medical marijuana markets, and there could be hundreds of MMJ business casualties – but [click to continue...]

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Minnesota Hospitals Get Green Light to Dispense Medical Marijuana

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Minnesota will let hospitals dispense medical cannabis in pill and liquid forms after the governor [click to continue...]

8 Michigan Dispensaries Raided

State police raided eight medical cannabis dispensaries in northern Michigan this week, serving 16 search [click to continue...]

New York MMJ Firm Hires Former Homeland Security, DEA Officials

A company that has applied for a permit to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana [click to continue...]

More International Officials Looking at Relaxing MJ Laws

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More high-ranking government officials across the globe are taking up the cause of cannabis, with [click to continue...]

Error Could Force Oregon to Revoke Hemp Licenses

Oregon may revoke all 13 licenses it issued to hemp growers earlier this year after [click to continue...]

Florida’s CBD Program Cleared For Takeoff

Florida’s long-awaited CBD program could move into the fast lane now now that a Tallahassee [click to continue...]

Strict Cannabis Regulatory Proposal Advances in Oregon

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Marijuana producers and dispensers in Oregon face a laundry list of new regulations under a [click to continue...]

Dozens of Seattle Dispensaries Could Be Shuttered

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Seattle would need to obtain a special local business license by [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Legalization Hits Snag

Although a number of marijuana activists have pegged Pennsylvania as one of the more likely [click to continue...]

Hemp, CBD Firm Lands $6.5M in Financing From Institutional Investor

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CannaVest Corp. said it has closed a $6.5 million round of financing with an unnamed [click to continue...]

Proposal Would Dampen Cannabis Business Opportunities in Anchorage

Businesses in Anchorage, Alaska, that allow patrons to smoke cannabis indoors may face legal issues [click to continue...]

OH Legalization Campaign Sabotage Allegation Tossed

A complaint filed by one marijuana legalization campaign against another in Ohio was dismissed unanimously [click to continue...]

Big MN-Backed Grower Applies for Coveted NY License

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Kyle Kingsley, MD, is hoping he’s found a way to expand his cannabis cultivation company [click to continue...]

Four WA Rec Stores Sell to Minors in Sting Operation

A quartet of recreational cannabis shops in Washington State wrongly sold marijuana to minors in [click to continue...]

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