Washington State MMJ News:

March 25, 2014

Washington State Businesses Face Opposition From Tribe

Washington's Yakama Nation is trying to block marijuana businesses from operating on a 10.8-million-acre section of the state that it ceded to the United States government in an 1855 treaty. [click to read more...]

March 17, 2014

Washington MMJ Businesses Still in Limbo

The fate of Washington State's medical marijuana businesses remains a big question mark after lawmakers sunk a bill that would have folded the MMJ industry into the new recreational program. [click to read more...]

March 14, 2014

No Tax Breaks for Washington State Growers

Marijuana growers in Washington State will not receive the same tax benefits as farmers. The state House has passed a bill that excludes marijuana growers and infused-product manufacturers from qualifying [click to read more...]

March 6, 2014

First Rec License Awarded in Washington State

Washington State has issued its first recreational cannabis license, paving the way for retail marijuana sales to begin this summer. Sean Green, CEO of Spokane-based Kouchlock Productions, was given a [click to read more...]

February 27, 2014

Washington Mayors Want Marijuana Tax Revenue

Mayors in Washington State want a cut of marijuana tax revenue, because they believe the businesses will put a strain on local law enforcement and infrastructure. Nearly 100 mayors signed a [click to read more...]

February 24, 2014

WA Credit Union Shows Interest in Cannabis Accounts

While most banks have publicly stood their ground against working with the cannabis industry, one credit union in Eastern Washington is inviting the business. The Spokane-based Numerica Credit Union, which [click to read more...]

February 21, 2014

Week in Review: Colorado Trumps Washington on Recreational Cannabis, For Now

By Chris Walsh Which state will serve as a model for other markets when it comes to crafting a recreational cannabis program: Colorado or Washington? Colorado appears to be the [click to read more...]

February 20, 2014

WA Predicts $190M in Rec Taxes Over Four Years

A new study on Washington State’s recreational marijuana industry shows a bright future for state coffers. The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council predicts that the recreational marijuana industry will generate [click to read more...]

February 19, 2014

Cultivation Licenses, Production Amounts Slashed for Rec Market

Washington State will cut the number of recreational marijuana cultivation licenses it plans to issue and reduce the amount of cannabis each producer can grow, a move sure to rankle [click to read more...]

February 10, 2014

Inventory, Operations at Stake Under Washington Cultivation Limits

by Fred Dreier Washington State’s cap on recreational marijuana production could create a variety of consequences for the state’s cannabis industry, from price hikes and inventory shortages to an unprofitable [click to read more...]

January 22, 2014

WA Bill Would Eliminate Tax Breaks for Growers

Marijuana growers in Washington State would be unable to cash in on the state's agricultural tax breaks under a bill proposed by state lawmakers on Tuesday. Washington offers tax incentives [click to read more...]

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Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can't seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation's top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State's [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state's medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado's largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city's two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, [click to read more...]

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, [click to read more...]

Recreational Sales Rise 5%, But Actual Growth Much Bigger

Sales at Colorado recreational marijuana shops rose 5% in February to hit $15.1 million, according [click to read more...]

Oregon Registered Dispensaries Now Total 32

The Oregon Health Authority approved the registration of 10 additional dispensaries late last week, bringing [click to read more...]

Colorado Governor Lowers Cannabis Tax Forecast

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has scaled back his cannabis tax revenue estimates by about 15%, [click to read more...]