Recreational Marijuana News

Washington Cannabis Stores Bursting With Inventory

After an initial shortfall of recreational cannabis in Washington State, some retail stores now have so much inventory that they’re turning down growers. Chalk it up to a huge spike in supply as licensed cultivation businesses – particularly outdoor growers – complete their first major harvests. The supply pipeline is so strong now that one […]

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Big Business Differences Between Oregon, Washington Rec Laws

If Oregon voters decide to legalize recreational marijuana in November, the state would create a distinctly different business climate from the one that has emerged in its neighbor to the north. Some examples, according to an analysis of the recreational cannabis laws in Oregon and Washington State: – Sales tax rates in Oregon would likely […]

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Protest at Second Seattle Retail Cannabis Store

Not everyone in Washington State is happy about recreational marijuana. The second legal rec shop in Seattle saw roughly 200 protesters gather outside its doors on Sunday, chanting “Shut it down!” as a pastor with a bullhorn led parishioners in an anti-marijuana rally. The store, Uncle Ike’s, is located next door to the Mt. Calvary Christian […]

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4 More Retail Marijuana Stores to Open in Seattle

The Emerald City is finally about to get its second recreational marijuana shop, while three more are slated to open in the coming weeks. Uncle Ike’s plans to open its doors at noon on Tuesday. It will follow in the footsteps of Cannabis City, the first recreational store to open in Seattle all the way […]

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Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has finalized a set of roughly 30 new regulations including everything from testing standards to caps on outdoor marijuana growing production. The MED took industry feedback into account when crafting the new rules, though, and the cap on […]

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No Bankruptcy Protection for Cannabis Companies, Judges Rule

Marijuana businesses across the country, take heed: If your venture doesn’t pan out, don’t count on bankruptcy laws to help you out. According to a report in The Denver Post, at least four marijuana companies have had their bankruptcy claims thrown out by judges who have ruled that the entrepreneurs aren’t entitled to federal bankruptcy […]

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Attorney General Holder Questions Marijuana’s Classification

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is resigning from his post later this year, suggested in an interview with Katie Couric that it’s time for the federal government to consider reclassifying marijuana. Reclassification could further open the door for medical and recreational marijuana legalization and the cannabis industry in general, though by how much is […]

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Bogus Texas Marijuana Legalization Story Dupes Thousands

A fake news site duped thousands of online readers into believing – at least for a short while – that the deep red state of Texas had legalized marijuana use. The article on Newsbuzzdaily.com – titled “Texas to Permit Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana Use!” – sent the Twittersphere buzzing and garnered thousands of Facebook “likes” […]

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