Washington State MMJ News:

November 25, 2014

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and set standards on the MMJ industry for everything from testing to packaging and advertising. The [click to continue...]

November 19, 2014

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana scene within its borders, and now up to 11 cannabis companies are facing civil complaints [click to continue...]

November 19, 2014

Chart of the Week: Monthly Washington State Recreational Marijuana Sales, Tax Data

By Jennifer Mann Recreational cannabis sales started off slow in Washington State but have been posting solid gains in recent months as more stores and growers come online. Since sales [click to continue...]

November 17, 2014

Marijuana Auction Brings in Less Than Expected

Fireweed Farm owner Randy Williams got less money than he originally wanted in Washington State’s first marijuana auction over the weekend. Despite pre-auction publicity claiming 500-2,000 pounds would be for [click to continue...]

November 14, 2014

WA State Farmer Gets a Ton of Publicity for Marijuana Auction

Dozens of media outlets, ranging from USA Today to the Daily Mail, the UK’s largest newspaper, have been eagerly reporting on a marijuana auction to be held at Fireweed Farms [click to continue...]

October 30, 2014

67 Warnings, Penalties for MJ Violations in Washington

When it comes to recreational marijuana, enforcement of the law is no laughing matter for the Washington Liquor Control Board. The agency, which is tasked with overseeing the new recreational [click to continue...]

October 29, 2014

Super-Potent Strain a Top Seller in WA

High-potency strains are a big hit with customers in Washington State’s new recreational market, it seems. The Spokane-based rec shop Cinder reports that its top seller in recent days is [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

Seattle Church Sues to Close Rec Shop

Remember the church in Seattle that began staging protests outside the city’s second legal recreational marijuana store a few weeks ago? Well, it hasn’t given up. In fact, the church [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

Week in Review: Irony in Seattle + Blow to Cannabis Businesses & Edibles Drama

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Seattle tells medical marijuana businesses to do the impossible, 1,000-plus marijuana retailers lose their ATM accounts and Colorado continues to grapple with edibles. Here’s a [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department of Planning and Processing sent to 330 medical marijuana businesses across the city recently. The [click to continue...]

October 17, 2014

WA Puts Sales Data for Rec Businesses Online

Want to track sales of individual marijuana stores, cultivators and processors in Washington State? Easy – just look online. The Washington Liquor Control Board has begun publishing all sales activity on [click to continue...]

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Chicago MMJ Clinic Plans Float for Thanksgiving Parade

You read that headline correctly. The new Illinois medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions will have [click to continue...]

Some Florida Cannabis Startups Undeterred By Election Loss

Though medical marijuana failed at the Florida ballot box earlier this month, plenty of cannabis [click to continue...]

Senator Urges Hearings on DC Rec Cannabis

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A key federal lawmaker has suggested that Congress should hold hearings on Washington DC’s new [click to continue...]

WA School District Rejects Marijuana Grower’s $14K Donation

Education officials in Prosser, Washington, have turned down a $14,000 donation from a local marijuana [click to continue...]

Ohio Firm Lands Big Bank Loan After Battling Cannabis Stigma

Even companies that don’t touch cannabis – but have clients that do – can have [click to continue...]

New Hampshire Dispensary Hopeful Pitches Plan

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New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open within a year in the tiny hamlet [click to continue...]

Seattle MMJ Regulations, Standards Proposed

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined a plan Monday afternoon to license medical marijuana businesses and [click to continue...]

Report: CO Targeting Cannabis Businesses Violating MJ Rules

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has been cracking down on cannabis businesses violating state regulations, [click to continue...]

IRS Council: Protect Tax Pros Working With MJ Industry

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A key advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service has recommended that the agency refrain [click to continue...]

More Chicago MMJ Businesses Get Local Approval

The Windy City is well on its way toward exhaling legal cannabis smoke. On Friday, [click to continue...]

Cannabis Retailers Hope to Cash in on Black Friday

Recreational marijuana businesses in Colorado will have sales just like any other retailer on Black [click to continue...]

San Diego Dispensary Applicants Trip Each Other Up

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open dispensaries in San Diego are competing aggressively with each other before [click to continue...]

Multi-State MMJ Operators Embroiled in Lawsuits, Legal Disputes

Entrepreneurs seeking cannabis licenses in multiple states have a new concern: legal issues from one [click to continue...]

CO Credit Union for MJ Businesses Could Open by New Year’s Day

Colorado marijuana businesses in need of a bank account, take heart. Banking services may soon [click to continue...]