Recreational Marijuana News

Washington State Buried Under Deluge of Bids for Cannabis Consultant Contracts

And the winner is…no one, just yet. Washington State initially planned to announce the winning bids for new cannabis consultant positions today but has pushed back its timeline to next week at the earliest. The reason? Chalk it up to an avalanche of applications – 112 to be exact. Some of those were duplicates or […]

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Washington Dispensaries Could See Regulatory Changes Modeled After I-502 Rules

The legalization of cannabis in Washington could trigger huge changes in the state’s medical marijuana laws and policies this year. Case in point: Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would slap a 25% tax on medical cannabis sales at dispensaries. The proposed tax rate is similar to the one Washington will levy on […]

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Cannabis Jobs: Washington State Seeks Marijuana Consultants for Market Research, Regulations

Looking to get involved in Washington’s emerging recreational marijuana industry? One of the first opportunities has just emerged: The state is seeking cannabis consultants who can paint a picture of the potential market for legalized marijuana and provide guidance on everything from testing and packaging to inventory tracking and overall regulations. The Washington State Liquor […]

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12 Things to Know About New Washington Marijuana Law as Legalization Takes Hold

Washington is set to become the first state in the nation to formally legalize marijuana when its voter-approved initiative goes into effect tomorrow. But those hoping to grow and/or sell cannabis will have to wait to get involved, as storefront retail marijuana locations and cultivation operations are still illegal at this time. Here’s a quick […]

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73 Current & Former Police Officers, Judges Urge Gov’t to Respect CO & WA Marijuana Legalization

The Obama administration is facing pressure on numerous fronts to respect laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington. The latest plea came this morning, when the nonprofit group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) delivered a letter to the Department of Justice asking Attorney General Eric Holder to “respect and abide by the democratically enacted laws” […]

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Lawmakers in 4 States to Push for Marijuana Legalization as Cannabis Reform Gains Momentum

Let the domino effect begin. Lawmakers in four states plan to submit bills that would legalize marijuana for adult use and tax cannabis sales, spurred by similar successful measures in Colorado and Washington. State representatives in Rhode Island and Maine will announce in a teleconference tomorrow their intentions to introduce marijuana legalization bills for debate […]

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Uncertainty Ahead as Cannabis Industry Awaits Federal Response to Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana advocates rejoiced last week when Colorado and Washington became the first states in the US to legalize cannabis for recreational use. But MMJ professionals in those states are experiencing a post-election hangover as they grapple with a new headache: increased uncertainty. The future of medical cannabis in Colorado and Washington is murkier than ever, […]

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