Washington State MMJ News:

October 15, 2014

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which opened on Sept. 30, averaged $13,736 in sales per day in its first week of [click to continue...]

October 9, 2014

Exploding Marijuana Sodas Highlight Challenges in WA

No, this isn’t an Onion article. Three separate marijuana retailers in Washington State reported that carbonated cannabis-infused sodas in glass bottles have exploded at random in their stores, littering the [click to continue...]

October 7, 2014

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 [click to continue...]

October 6, 2014

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 [click to continue...]

October 6, 2014

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!” [click to continue...]

September 30, 2014

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 [click to continue...]

September 19, 2014

Warren Buffett’s Subsidiary Company Testing Cannabusiness Waters

A subsidiary company of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is reportedly exploring the waters of the cannabis industry. The company, Cubic Designs Inc., has sent around 1,000 letters to marijuana [click to continue...]

September 18, 2014

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance at a permit may be canceled unless they make an appointment within 60 days with a [click to continue...]

September 16, 2014

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal sales, there’s still a long way to go before the black market is completely eliminated. [click to continue...]

September 11, 2014

Cannabis Industry to Impact Energy Needs of Northwest Region

A 20-year power plan covering the northeast United States is taking into account the sizable energy needs of marijuana production. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council said it expects cultivators [click to continue...]

September 2, 2014

I-502 Ban Passes First Test

A judge in Washington State has upheld a municipality’s authority to ban marijuana retailers, though not under federal law. Judge Ronald Culpepper ruled that the city of Fife can deny [click to continue...]

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Medical Marijuana Inc. Files $100M Lawsuit Over ‘False’ Claims

Medical Marijuana Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California against several businesses – including a [click to continue...]

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

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Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy [click to continue...]

Cole to California: Regulate the MMJ Industry

The author of the 2013 Cole Memo has a clear message for California: “If you [click to continue...]

Former Israel MMJ Exec Tapped by Cannabis Consultancy

A national cannabis consulting firm has brought on a key architect of Israel’s medical marijuana [click to continue...]

14 Marijuana Labs Participate in ‘Proficiency’ Test

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Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the [click to continue...]

San Diego Approves 1st Dispensary

Let the rebirth of San Diego’s medical marijuana industry begin. On Wednesday, the city granted [click to continue...]

CA City Cuts Power, Water to Dispensaries

Can medical marijuana dispensaries continue operating without electricity and water? In Anaheim, California, the answer [click to continue...]

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

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The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which [click to continue...]

Company Hopes to Launch ‘Full-Service’ Cannabis Bank

Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Dispensaries Play Waiting Game

Hurry up and wait. That’s the situation Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries find themselves in as [click to continue...]

Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland

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Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise [click to continue...]

Colorado Marijuana Sales Balloon 11% in August

Marijuana sales in Colorado are hitting new highs. Both recreational and medical cannabis revenues jumped [click to continue...]

Investing in Canadian MMJ Companies Could Carry Legal Risks

American investors who funnel money into Canadian medical marijuana companies could run into legal issues [click to continue...]

Colorado Candidate Suggests Repeal of Amendment 64

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez (pictured) suggested during a debate Thursday evening that voters [click to continue...]