Washington State MMJ News:

January 20, 2015

Fears of Business Bloodletting, Closures as Marijuana Prices Plummet in Washington State

By John Schroyer Washington State's recreational marijuana market is becoming an exemplar of capitalism at its simultaneous best and worst. After battling a severe shortage of cannabis when retail sales [click to continue...]

January 16, 2015

Credit Union’s Cannabis Decision Paying Off

Business is brisk for a Washington State credit union that recently opened its doors to the cannabis industry. O Bee Credit Union – started in 1955 for employees and businesses [click to continue...]

January 15, 2015

Battle Between Rec, MMJ in Washington State

A political fight is brewing between recreational and medical marijuana business interests in Washington State. With legislators about to begin considering statewide rules for the medical cannabis industry, heavily-regulated recreational [click to continue...]

January 14, 2015

WA Judge Strikes Down Law Banning MMJ Ads by Doctors

A Washington State judge has ruled that a law preventing doctors from mentioning medical marijuana in their advertising is unconstitutional. Advertising by cannabis businesses is heavily regulated in the state, [click to continue...]

January 9, 2015

Top WA Rec Shop Near Oregon

The highest-grossing retail marijuana shop in Washington State is located just a few miles from the border with Oregon, which is in the process of setting up its own recreational [click to continue...]

January 9, 2015

Week in Review: Big Ruling in Montana, MMJ Suggestions in Seattle & Patient Plunge in Michigan

By John Schroyer A Montana judge rules against the state's medical marijuana crackdown, Seattle's city attorney suggests some radical changes to cannabis regulations, and the number of MMJ patients in [click to continue...]

January 8, 2015

40% Drop in Washington State MJ Prices

With fewer problems obtaining marijuana, legal retail shops in Washington State reportedly have been able to lower their prices by an average of 40%. Licensed stores began selling adult-use marijuana [click to continue...]

January 7, 2015

WA Rec Sales Rise 5%, Set Daily Record to End 2014

Washington State’s recreational marijuana industry closed out 2014 on a high note, posting a 5% spike in revenues for December and record sales activity on New Year’s Eve. Recreational cannabis [click to continue...]

January 6, 2015

Seattle Official: Target Illegal MMJ Businesses, Allow Cannabis Lounges

Cultivators and dispensaries in Seattle that are operating without a license or not paying taxes must be shuttered, and the medical marijuana industry should be regulated under the state’s recreational [click to continue...]

December 23, 2014

5th Judge Rules WA Municipalities Can Ban Marijuana

Despite the fact that marijuana sales are now legal in Washington State, businesses can’t set up shop just anywhere. The industry lost yet another court case after a judge ruled [click to continue...]

December 22, 2014

Chart of the Week: The Impact of a Holiday on Washington State Marijuana Sales

By Jennifer Mann How much can a big holiday impact a recreational marijuana shop's business? A lot, as evidenced by a breakdown of retail cannabis revenue in Washington State over [click to continue...]

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CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory


In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the [click to continue...]

AG Nominee Opposed to Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis businesses may face obstacles if Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney [click to continue...]

SEC Gives Green Light to Marijuana Company’s Stock Registration

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a share registration by a company that [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost from Governor


The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Prominent Investment Firm Pumps Money Into Cannabis Tech Company

Another mainstream investment firm is hoping to cash in on the cannabis industry. Tao Capital [click to continue...]

Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies


Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed


Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]

Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses


Fearing legal repercussions if their users break the law, Instagram and Appleā€™s App Store are [click to continue...]

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]