Washington State MMJ News:

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...]

October 15, 2014

Nearly $14K in Daily Revenues for Seattle Rec Shop

The Emerald City’s second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which opened on Sept. 30, averaged $13,736 in sales per day in its first week of [click to continue...]

October 9, 2014

Exploding Marijuana Sodas Highlight Challenges in WA

No, this isn’t an Onion article. Three separate marijuana retailers in Washington State reported that carbonated cannabis-infused sodas in glass bottles have exploded at random in their stores, littering the [click to continue...]

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Bill Would Allow VA Docs To Recommend MMJ

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A bill introduced in Congress by representatives from California and Oregon with 10 bipartisan cosponsors [click to continue...]

1000-Foot Buffer Rule Could Lead to Federal Action in MA

Legal marijuana dispensaries face potential prosecution if a U.S. attorney enforces federal guidelines banning marijuana [click to continue...]

Two More San Diego MMJ Dispensaries Ordered to Close

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The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for [click to continue...]

Congressional GOP Not Likely to Block DC Marijuana Legalization

In what must come as a relief for cannabis enthusiasts in the nation’s capital, The [click to continue...]

Two Rec Legalization Measures Possible on Maine Ballot for 2016

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Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a [click to continue...]

Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

Seattle Still Trying to Curb MMJ Businesses

The Emerald City has been trying for months to slow down the quickly-expanding medical marijuana [click to continue...]

Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

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Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might [click to continue...]

California Attorney General Says Cannabis Legalization `Inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates [click to continue...]

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 [click to continue...]

Final Rhode Island Dispensary Opens Wednesday

The smallest state in the nation will get its third and final medical marijuana dispensary [click to continue...]

OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

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One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the [click to continue...]

Privateer Holdings, Bob Marley’s Estate Enter Partnership

Bob Marley’s family will lend the reggae legend’s name and face to a company that [click to continue...]

Edibles Regulation Agreement Eludes Working Group

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A Colorado working group that gathered to better regulate edibles ended without reaching a consensus. [click to continue...]