Washington State MMJ News:

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...]

July 30, 2014

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. Attorney General to coordinate a consistent approach to marijuana policy across federal departments. In a [click to continue...]

July 24, 2014

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata has offered up a proposal that would allow dispensaries and [click to continue...]

July 23, 2014

Moody’s: WA Rec Sales Could Fall Short of Projections

Initial recreational cannabis sales in Washington State could fall "well short" of expectations due to high tax rates, competition from medical marijuana and delays in the licensing process, according to [click to continue...]

July 21, 2014

WA Product Shortages Could Last Months

When will Washington State's recreational marijuana industry have enough product to satisfy demand? One cultivator expects it will take months for cannabis inventory to stabilize. Until that happens, supplies will [click to continue...]

July 19, 2014

Legal Marijuana Nets WA $318K in Excise Taxes

The first week and a half of recreational marijuana sales in Washington have generated several hundred dollars in excise taxes for the state. Through July 17, the state has pulled [click to continue...]

July 18, 2014

Week in Review: MI Finally Registers on MMJ Radar + Uptick in Delivery Services & Praise for the House

By Chris Walsh Dispensaries in Michigan get some good news, medical cannabis delivery services thrive in two cities and the U.S. House gives marijuana businesses a shot in the arm. [click to continue...]

July 16, 2014

Washington’s MMJ Businesses Surviving Amid Rec Rollout, but Fearful About Future

By Fred Dreier Washington State's nascent recreational cannabis industry has dominated national headlines over the past week. But little attention has been given to the state's sizable - albeit unregulated [click to continue...]

July 15, 2014

Washington’s Recreational Cannabis Shortage Continues

Retail cannabis stores in Washington state are still struggling to replenish their depleted inventories, with some saying it could take a few days or even another week to secure more [click to continue...]

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Canadian Cultivation Company’s Stock to Debut Monday

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A Canadian company is set to become just the second licensed medical cannabis cultivation business [click to continue...]

No Compensation for California Growers Under Revised Bill

The California State Assembly keeps going in circles when it comes to medical marijuana, and [click to continue...]

Poll: Support for Rec Marijuana Erodes in Alaska

Marijuana advocates in Alaska may be in for a disappointment come November. The latest survey [click to continue...]

Colorado Edibles Companies Expanding Amid Sky-High Demand

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Edibles manufacturers in Colorado are aggressively boosting production to meet overwhelming demand for infused candies, [click to continue...]

Hundreds Apply for Nevada MMJ Business Licenses

Entrepreneurs submitted nearly 400 applications for medical marijuana business licenses in Nevada by Monday's deadline, [click to continue...]

Oklahoma Legalization Bid Stalls

Despite the best efforts of cannabis activists in Oklahoma, a proposal to legalize medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Canadian Court Clears Way for Infused Products

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A high court in Canada has possibly opened the door to a new market for [click to continue...]

Arkansas Legalization Proposals Gain Steam

Arkansas could become one of the first Southern states to legalize medical or recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Colombian President Backs MMJ Legalization

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Medical marijuana is starting to gain traction across the globe, particularly in South America. On [click to continue...]

58 Dispensary Inspections, 2 Closures in Oregon

Oregon health inspectors have made 58 surprise visits to medical marijuana dispensaries since late May, [click to continue...]

Marijuana Business Media Adds Reporter

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Marijuana Business Media, the parent company of Marijuana Business Daily, announced today that reporter John [click to continue...]

Massachusetts Company’s Dispensary Licenses in Jeopardy

A company's licenses to operate two medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are in jeopardy after [click to continue...]

Delaware Awards MMJ Dispensary Contract

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Not every cop has a problem with marijuana. In Delaware, a company headed by a [click to continue...]

Colorado Marijuana Tax Structure Questioned

Despite a record-setting month for recreational marijuana sales in Colorado this past June, tax revenues [click to continue...]