Washington State Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Chart: Comparing the price per milligram of THC in cannabis-infused products

Makers of marijuana-infused products can set competitive prices for their edibles, beverages, tinctures, topicals, capsules or sublinguals by looking at the average price per milligram of THC in those products in various markets. Data that shows the average price per milligram of THC can provide some insight into what consumers are willing to pay for […]

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IL gov touts adult-use marijuana plan, FL dispensary cap lawsuits, Euro MJ conference & more

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils a blueprint for recreational marijuana, lawsuits crop up in Florida around the state’s dispensary caps, a conference in Denmark highlights the growing international MJ space – plus other important news from around the cannabis industry. Recreational marijuana plan for Land of Lincoln The governor of Illinois revealed a plan to legalize […]

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US Court of Appeals backs bankruptcy filing for landlord of WA marijuana grow

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected a request by the Department of Justice to dismiss a bankruptcy filing for a Washington state landlord who rented property to a state-licensed cannabis cultivator. The DOJ’s U.S. Trustee Program, which is responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases, argued that landlord Michael Cook could […]

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Washington state cannabis retailers’ pesticide tests proving disruptive for processors

The practice of self-testing products for pesticides and other toxins by some Washington state marijuana retailers appears to be disrupting the market for cannabis producers and processors, particularly those working in the extraction space. Growers and manufacturers who have been exposed for selling unclean products have seen their revenues take a hit and scrambled to […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: AG’s on the clock, bevy of legislation, medical MJ lottery, Harvest Health earnings & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: BARR DEADLINE: Wednesday is the deadline set by a group of senators for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give them answers about increasing the number of federally authorized growers of marijuana for research purposes. In a letter sent to Barr earlier this […]

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Washington certifies state’s first lab to test marijuana for heavy metals

Washington regulators certified the first laboratory in the state to test for heavy metals in cannabis, meaning that, effective April 18, MJ retailers cannot sell products that haven’t passed the health department-mandated testing. Medicine Creek Analytics in Fife will perform the tests, and businesses will no longer have to include the required “Not tested for […]

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Slang to acquire Arbor Pacific, expanding marijuana operations in Pacific NW

Toronto-based Slang Worldwide (CSE: SLNG), a manufacturer of cannabis packaged goods, announced it will acquire Arbor Pacific, a Washington state-based marijuana brands group with manufacturing operations in Colorado, Oregon and its home state. Through the deal, the value of which was not disclosed, Slang will have its products available in 12 states. For more details […]

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Chart: Low prices, lack of investment stifle cannabis growing capacity in Washington state

Many of Washington state’s recreational cannabis cultivators are using half or less of their licensed canopy, driven in part by low wholesale prices and a dearth of available capital investment, according to a report conducted by the state’s regulators. Over the course of a year, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) surveyed 1,155 […]

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Most marijuana canopy space ‘underutilized’ in Washington state, report says

Washington state’s recreational cannabis cultivators are using less than half their allotted licensed canopy, according to a report conducted by the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB), which could open the door for the state to step down their licenses to a lower tier. “Licensees were generally concerned that the (LCB) may decrease their canopy […]

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Ancillary marijuana companies hit by declining economies pivot to emerging MJ markets

Tumbling wholesale cannabis prices in some markets are devastating plant-touching operators and generating negative fallout for ancillary companies that provide services and products to those businesses. In order for supplementary companies such as accountants, consultants and security firms to continue to grow and maintain healthy revenue streams, some owners are looking to emerging cannabis markets […]

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Seattle firms merge, plan combined cannabis tracking tech company

Dauntless, a 6-year-old company that develops point-of-sale and tracking software for the cannabis industry, acquired Soro, a cannabis sales and customer relationship management company. The two businesses, both based in Seattle, plan to create a platform that serves growers, packagers and retailers across the United States, according to GeekWire. Terms weren’t disclosed. For more on […]

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Seattle law firm sues US government over marijuana industry border bans

A Washington state law firm is suing the U.S. government in an attempt to gain “immediate” access to records it hopes will shed light on why some foreign nationals – particularly Canadians – have been denied entry to the United States because of their involvement in the legal cannabis industry. The suit targeting the U.S. […]

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