Washington State MMJ News:

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...]

August 29, 2014

Week in Review: Retailers, Growers at Odds Amid Supply Shortage in Washington State

 By Chris Walsh After a rocky start to recreational marijuana in Washington State, many entrepreneurs on the front lines of the industry assumed the market would settle down fairly quickly. [click to continue...]

August 26, 2014

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are charging for cannabis. Six retail store owners in the state recently joined forces to form [click to continue...]

August 25, 2014

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the growth is tied to the medical - not recreational - market. Three new medical marijuana [click to continue...]

August 22, 2014

Week in Review: Lessons From Oklahoma + Concerns in Alaska & Jolt for Seattle’s Rec Industry

By Chris Walsh A medical marijuana drive fizzles out in Oklahoma, support for recreational cannabis legalization slips in Alaska and the second retail store finally opens in Seattle. Here's a [click to continue...]

August 22, 2014

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits in Washington State involving cities that are seeking to ban recreational cannabis businesses. Now the [click to continue...]

August 18, 2014

Navigating Turmoil: Q&A With Executives at Edibles Manufacturer Cheeba Chews

By John Schroyer Cheeba Chews has been cruising in the fast lane for the better part of five years, building a wildly popular brand of edibles in Colorado and expanding [click to continue...]

August 15, 2014

Week in Review: Comparing CO, WA Retail Sales + Banking Progress & Media Impact in Massachusetts

By Chris Walsh Colorado and Washington State release recreational cannabis sales data, a federal official says the banking situation is getting better and media reports heighten scrutiny of the MMJ [click to continue...]

August 11, 2014

WA Retail Stores Post $3.8M in Marijuana Sales

The recreational marijuana industry is off to a healthy start in Washington State, with retail stores hauling in $3.8 million during the first month of sales, according to figures for [click to continue...]

August 1, 2014

WA Attorney General: Bans OK, but Reasoning Wrong

Two cities in Washington State can prohibit cannabis businesses, just not for the reasons they have stated. That's the position of the state's attorney general, who is looking to get [click to continue...]

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Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn't exactly an original idea, given that it's a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois's 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]

Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado's cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Opponents Buy $1.6M in TV Ads

Opponents of the push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida recently announced a $1.6 million [click to continue...]

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

News about medical marijuana, pot shops and cannabis in Oregon

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

Illinois MMJ Applicants Scramble for Local Support

As the deadline approaches to submit applications for dispensary and cultivation permits in Illinois, many [click to continue...]

Latest Rec Sales Data: $7M in Washington, $30M in Colorado

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Colorado and Washington have released updated tax data associated with their respective marijuana programs. In [click to continue...]

Chile Latest Country to Make Cannabis Progress

Chile has joined a growing list of countries moving toward legalization of medical or recreational [click to continue...]