Washington State MMJ News:

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 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...]

July 11, 2014

Week in Review: Success, and Hiccups, for Recreational Marijuana in Washington State

By Chris Walsh The first few days of recreational sales in Washington State were a resounding success by most measures. The handful of shops that opened this week reported brisk [click to continue...]

July 9, 2014

Washington’s Rec Supply Holds, but Inventory Concerns Remain

Washington State's recreational industry did not run out of cannabis on its first day of sales, as some predicted. But several stores had to ration their supply, while others could [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

Customers Lining Up Outside WA Cannabis Shops

Lines began forming outside some Washington State recreational marijuana stores nearly 24 hours before they planned to open, signaling what's likely to be heavy demand on the first day of [click to continue...]

July 7, 2014

WA Marijuana Businesses Brace for Short-Term Challenges With Eye on Future

By Fred Dreier With recreational cannabis sales slated to start in Washington State this week, entrepreneurs are bracing for a host of short-term challenges involving everything from inventory and edibles [click to continue...]

July 4, 2014

Week in Review: Cannabis Firms Lure Notable Names + Lessons in MA & Washington on Runway

By Chris Walsh A former state governor and an ex-Monsanto executive enter the medical marijuana industry, Massachusetts cannabis entrepreneurs learn some tough lessons and Washington prepares for the start of [click to continue...]

July 2, 2014

Seattle’s 1st Recreational Shop Set to Open

At least one retail cannabis shop is poised to open in Seattle when Washington State's recreational marijuana program launches next week. James Lathrop, the owner of Cannabis City, and his [click to continue...]

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CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]

Debt Fund Launched for Illinois MMJ Startups

Entrepreneurs looking to enter Illinois' medical marijuana industry could get help with one of the [click to continue...]

FL Company Nabs $500K Funding Commitment

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A Florida company has secured up to $500,000 in investments to fuel its business interests [click to continue...]

$38.5M Potential Tax Haul From Legalized Cannabis in Oregon

Cannabis legalization in Oregon could generate $38.5 million in taxes for the state during the [click to continue...]

Seattle Dispensaries, MMJ Growers Could Get Reprieve

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Medical marijuana businesses in Seattle could get until 2016 to obtain licenses with the state. [click to continue...]

63 License Applications in Las Vegas

Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday's deadline, according to [click to continue...]

PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

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A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder [click to continue...]

Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota's medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles [click to continue...]

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 [click to continue...]

Oregon Recreational Marijuana Bill Approved for Ballot

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Oregon voters will get another shot at legalizing recreational marijuana. The state announced Tuesday that [click to continue...]

Infused Products, Extracts Guidelines Released

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released business guidelines today tied to the manufacturing, packaging, [click to continue...]

IL Hospital Voices Interest in Dispensing Marijuana

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A hospital in Chicago has gone public with its desire to dispense medical cannabis. Executives [click to continue...]