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By | September 3, 2014

I-502 Ban Passes First Test

A judge in Washington State has upheld a municipality’s authority to ban marijuana retailers, though not under federal law. Judge Ronald Culpepper ruled that the city of Fife can deny retailer licenses to prospective cannabis businesses, but he said...

By | July 22, 2014

World Health Organization Calls for Drug Decriminalization

In a report published earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a clear call for broad drug policy reforms, including decriminalization of drug use, harm reduction practices such as syringe exchange and opioid substitution therapy, and a...

By | July 22, 2014

WA Retail Marijauna Shortages could Last Months

After less than a week in sales, the few Washington’s retail marijuana shops that opened ran dry, and now some are expecting the shortage to last months. Brian Stroh – who owns CannaMan Farms, a cultivation site in Clark...

By | July 20, 2014

Baked Goods are a Go, Candies a No

The the retail marijuana industry is starting to take shape in Washington, and the Washington State Liquor Control Board is continuing to shape the regulations that will guide the new industry. The newest adopted rules outline what food products...

By | July 14, 2014

Seattle’s Only Retail Marijuana Store Runs Dry

Retail marijuana went online in Washington on Tuesday July 7, and Cannabis City Manager Amber McGowan knew before they opened that the 10lbs they had in stock was not going to be near enough to keep their doors open....

By | July 13, 2014

Oregon Watching and Learning from Washington Retail Marijuana Rollout

If Oregon legalizes recreational marijuana this November, it will become the third state in the nation behind Washington and Colorado, both of which passed ballot initiatives in 2012. Oregon will be watching Washington closely, and will have the advantage...

By | July 8, 2014

First Retail Marijuana Stores in Washington Open Today

The Washington State Liqueur Control Board handed out the first of the retail marijuana facility licenses just a couple days ago, and today the first stores are opening their doors. The state Liquor Control Board issued recreational licenses to...

By | May 29, 2014

Minnesota 22nd State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Minnesota will become the 22nd U.S. State to legalize medical marijuana, albeit with an interesting caveat. Smoking will not be an allowable method of medicating. Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation that sets up a medical marijuana program with tight...

By | May 13, 2014

Seattle Credit Union Moves toward Serving Marijuana Growers

The Seattle-based nonprofit once known as Group Health Credit Union changed its name in 2010 to evoke a green, leafy, hardy plant seen as having medicinal properties. A first for Western Washington that could ease fears that truckloads of...

By | May 6, 2014

Washington Retail Lottery Winners Announced

Almost a year after Washington State voters passed I-502, the Washington State Liqueur Control Board has finally announced the lottery winners of the coveted retail marijuana licenses. With only 21 retail licenses allocated for all of Seattle and over...