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Label/Product Approval Process, WSLCB

Label/Product Approval Process Marijuana-infused product, label, and package approval process: A marijuana processor licensee must obtain approval from the liquor control board for all marijuana-infused products, labeling, and packaging prior to offering these items for sale to a marijuana retailer. The marijuana processor licensee must submit a photo of the product, labeling, and packaging to the liquor control board for approval. The photo(s) provided shall be of sufficient clarity to illustrate the requirements outlined below. A marijuana processor producing a marijuana-infused solid or liquid product meant to be ingested orallyRead More


Far Out! Hemp Could Power Better Super-Batteries

Far Out! Hemp Could Power Better Super-Batteries NBCNews.com Industrial hemp, the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana, can play a role in manufacturing super-powerful supercapacitors for energy storage at a cost that’s far cheaper than graphene, researchers report. The hemp-based technology took center stage Tuesday at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in San Francisco. A team led by David Mitlin, an engineering professor at Clarkson University, heated up hemp fibers to create carbon nanosheets that can be used as electrodes for supercapacitors. Compared with graphene, the hemp-derived carbon is “a littleRead More


US judge dismisses Washington marijuana tax case

US judge dismisses Washington marijuana tax case KING Staff, KING5.com 3:41 a.m. PDT August 13, 2014 SEATTLE (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Washington state’s authority to tax marijuana. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman dismissed the case last week for lack of jurisdiction. The operator of a medical marijuana dispensary in Bellingham, Martin Nickerson, sued because he was being simultaneously prosecuted for marijuana distribution and targeted by the state Revenue Department for not collecting taxes on marijuana sales. He argued he couldn’t pay the tax withoutRead More


Washington just says no to marijuana party buses

Washington just says no to marijuana party buses Associated Press and KING 5 News 12:51 p.m. PDT August 22, 2014 OLYMPIA, Wash. – There goes the marijuana party bus idea. Washington state regulators have told charter and tour bus operators that marijuana use by passengers is prohibited. A notice issued Thursday by the state Utilities and Transportation Commission cited the health and safety of drivers who would be exposed to smoke. It also said the buses and passengers are considered to be in view of the public, where marijuana consumptionRead More


The Other Reason Canadians Smoke Pot

The Other Reason Canadians Smoke Pot Upworthy With the new laws on medical marijuana, we’re going to see drastic changes to the industry. Health Canada has made some big predictions for the next 10 years. Check out this chart of basic facts and science about the medical marijuana industry in Canada. http://www.upworthy.com/the-other-reason-canadians-smoke-pot


Epilepsy Foundation Calls for Increased Medical Marijuana Access and Research

Epilepsy Foundation Calls for Increased Medical Marijuana Access and Research Statement Summary The Epilepsy Foundation supports the rights of patients and families living with seizures and epilepsy to access physician directed care, including medical marijuana. The Epilepsy Foundation calls for an end to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) restrictions that limit clinical trials and research into medical marijuana for epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation believes that an end to seizures should not be determined by one’s zip code. http://www.epilepsy.com/article/2014/2/epilepsy-foundation-calls-increased-medical-marijuana-access-and-research


Epilepsy Research and Data

Research and Data The Epilepsy Foundation believe that more research is vitally important to the movement for compassionate access. Unfortunately, it has been difficult for scientists and researchers to organize clinical trials due to marijuana being a Schedule I drug. That is why we have been working to reschedule marijuana and allow more scientific studies on the impact it can have as a treatment. http://www.epilepsy.com/make-difference/advocacy/advocacy-priorities/epilepsy-and-medical-marijuana/research-and-data


Carbonated pot set to hit store shelves in Vancouver

Carbonated pot set to hit store shelves in Vancouver By Stephen Mayer, KATU News Published: Aug 22, 2014 at 8:42 PM PDT LONGVIEW, Wash. — At first you think you’re walking into any of the dozens of local microbreweries. They’ve got the tanks, the fermenters, and of course the filling station. But instead of hops they use pot. The first marijuana-infused drinks will soon be hitting the shelves in Vancouver. Adam Stites founded Mirth Provisions, one of only four licensed marijuana edible producers statewide. “It feels great. Excited to beRead More


Bid to Expand Medical Marijuana Business Faces Federal Hurdles

Bid to Expand Medical Marijuana Business Faces Federal Hurdles By DAVE PHILIPPSAUG. 23, 2014 WRAY, Colo. — Behind a tall curtain of corn that hides their real cash crop from prying eyes, the Stanley family is undertaking an audacious effort to expand their medical marijuana business to a national market. For years, the five Stanley brothers, who sell a nonintoxicating strain of cannabis that has gained national attention as a treatment for epilepsy, have grown medical marijuana in greenhouses, under tight state and federal regulations. But this year, they areRead More


Teens aren’t rats; tell them truth about pot

Teens aren’t rats; tell them truth about pot By Sabrina Fendrick POSTED: 08/23/2014 05:01:00 PM MDT Re:”‘Lab Rat’ teen pot campaign is a worthy effort,” Aug. 12 editorial. The Denver Post’s endorsement of Colorado’s latest teen anti-pot campaign, though well-intentioned, fails to recognize that the tactics employed by the state — including putting human-sized rat cages as large props on street corners and running “shock and awe”-type TV ads — will do nothing to discourage teen use. Yes, teens should absolutely be made aware of the potential risks that cannabis consumptionRead More