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Tag Archives: Marijuana Blog

By | September 11, 2014

Recreational Sales Hit $7 Million in Washington for August

In Washington, the numbers indicate that monthly recreational marijuana sales more than doubled to hit nearly $7 million in August vs. $3.2 million in July. (Note: The July number is lower than a previously reported figure of $3.8 million....

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 15, 2014

Marijauna States’ Rights Issue Says White House

The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states’ rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican led legislation that would prevent Washington, D.C., from using local funds to decriminalize marijuana possession. The GOP-sponsored House amendment would...

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 | June 23, 2014

Marijuana May Be Removed from Schedule 1 List

Originally listed as a Schedule 1 drug in 1970, the Food and Drug Administration is conducting an analysis at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s request on whether the U.S. should downgrade the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug....

By | June 19, 2014

Marijuana Dispensery Centered Crime is Down after Retail Dispensaries Open

Marijuana dispensaries are known vulnerable targets for theft and robberies, and with the increase in marijuana based facilities in Colorado and Washington, many were expecting an uptick in related crimes.It seems as though, the opposite is coming true. In...

By | June 10, 2014

CO Recreational Cannabis Shops make $22M in Sales During April

Retail marijuana shops sold $22 million worth of cannabis and related products during April, an increase of about 13% from March and more than 50% from January, according to the latest tax figures released by the state. The sales...