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By | April 16, 2014

United States Attorney General Eric Holder ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About CO, WA Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official, United States Attorney General Eric Holder, said that he is ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the retail cannabis roll-outs in Colorado and Washington in a recent interview with Huffington Post. Holder continued, “but as I...

By | April 8, 2014

WSLCB Anounces Cannabis Retail Locations to Start Opening in July for Washington

The Washington State Liqueur Control Board announced that it expects the first retail marijuana facilities to start opening this July. After the first round of application inspections and follow-ups, about 50 percent of applicants have been immediately pulled form...

By | March 26, 2014

Oregon Moves to Ban Sweet Edibles from Dispensaries

Last week the Oregon Health Authority released its draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries, and the rules ban the sale of sweet and sugary edibles. Edibles overall have frequently come under fire from lawmakers in medical marijuana states. In...

By | March 12, 2014

Colorado Earns $2 Million in Tax Revenue in First Month of Retail Sales

After the financials came in for the first month of legal retail sales of recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state enjoyed a tax revenue of over $2 million. The cannabis taxes come from a 12.9 percent sales tax and a...

By | March 9, 2014

Senate Bill 5887 Passes, Major Adjustments to Medical Marijuana coming to WA

The changes under the bill sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, include reducing the amount of marijuana and the number of plants patients can possess, doing away with collective gardens and establishing a patient registry. Rivers called the...

By | March 7, 2014

Washington Issues First Processer and Producer Licenses

Washington State issued its first marijuana production and marijuana processing licenses earlier this week. Only one of each were issued, and both were issued to the same applicant. Sean Green, chief executive of Kouchlock Productions. While Green is getting...

By | February 26, 2014

What You Need to Know about Washington State House Bill 2149

Recreational cannabis is changing how Washington State intends to regulate medical marijuana. While many people currently being helped under the medical dispensary model are fighting the changes they see coming to the system currently in place, many believe the...

By | February 20, 2014

State to Further Limit Marijuana Production and Licenses

The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced yesterday that the State would limit qualified applicants to one growing license, a significant reduction from three licenses per cannabis business applicant originally designated. With 2,858 applications for marijuana growing alone, 900...

By | February 18, 2014

Feds Offer Guidance for Marijuana and Banking Industry

  While marijuana banking still remains smokey, the US Justice Department and Treasury Department provided banks with a blueprint on how financial institutions should work with business in the marijuana industry, releasing joint memos on Friday. While the new...