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Friday, September 25th, 2015

 

State board issues new marijuana business rules; retail license application schedule

State board issues new marijuana business rules; retail license application schedule Sep 23, 2015 The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) on Wednesday adopted emergency rules and issued new draft rules to begin the public process of aligning the medical marijuana market with the existing recreational market. The board’s actions are the result of 2015 legislation, the Cannabis Patient Protection Act, which established a priority system for licensing existing medical marijuana outlets, according to a WSLCB media release. The emergency rules, which are effective immediately, allow the WSLCB toRead More


DEA Still Paying Oregon Cops Top Dollar to Destroy Marijuana Farms

DEA Still Paying Oregon Cops Top Dollar to Destroy Marijuana Farms MIKE ADAMS | TUE SEP 22, 2015 Although there has been a total repeal of marijuana prohibition in the state of Oregon, a recent report has found that the federal government is still sending the state’s law enforcement well over a half million dollars to be used in the uprooting of cannabis plants. According to documents obtained by KGW-TV, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will pay $750,000 to Oregon police this year to continue busting marijuana operations all overRead More


The new ingredient in some lotions may surprise you

The new ingredient in some lotions may surprise you Jamei June | May 30, 2015 There is a new ingredient in shampoos and lotions… and it’s not coconut oil. Cannabis is a hot trend in Seattle beauty products. “It’s like Burt’s Bees with a kick,” Seattle’s Cannabis Basics owner, Ah Warner, explains. She has been purchasing hempseed oil internationally for over 20 years and teaches that the process of adding weed to products is much like cooking – and she can add it to almost any beauty product. Marrying many organic merchandise,Read More


President of Kush Bottles Named to Oregon Liquor Control Commission Marijuana Subcommittee

President of Kush Bottles Named to Oregon Liquor Control Commission Marijuana Subcommittee Aug-25-2015 LOS ANGELES) – Ben Wu, president of Kush Bottles, North America’s premier supplier of customizable child-resistant packaging solutions and accessories for the legal cannabis industry, was named to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission Recreational Marijuana Rules Advisory Technical Subcommittee on Packaging. Wu is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on compliance issues relating to packaging, labeling, and child-resistance. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is tasked with creating sensible regulations, and has enlisted the assistance ofRead More


Denver Tackles Pot Tourists’ Biggest Problem: Where To Smoke It

Denver Tackles Pot Tourists’ Biggest Problem: Where To Smoke It Ben Markus | Sep 18, 2015 After they’ve bought their buds and brownies, tourists visiting Denver to try marijuana often have trouble with one final detail before they get high: a legal place to do it. Delanie Mason, a budtender at LoDo Wellness in downtown, understands the challenge and has to inform tourists there’s no smoking in the store — or on the street, or in parks, or in most hotels. “I tell them it’s up to their discretion as to whatRead More


Prosecutor says he goofed, reduces teens’ felony pot charges

Prosecutor says he goofed, reduces teens’ felony pot charges Associated Press | Sep 22, 2015 ASOTIN, Wash. (AP) – A prosecutor in Washington’s southeastern corner is reducing felony marijuana charges he filed against six juveniles because of a misinterpretation of state law. The juveniles were charged with felonies. Asotin County Prosecutor Ben Nichols initially said an overhaul of Washington’s medical marijuana law passed by the Legislature this year automatically made pot possession by anyone under 21 a felony. That’s not the case. Possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana isRead More


How legal marijuana is working in Seattle

How legal marijuana is working in Seattle Jim Otte | September 21, 2015 Legalizing marijuana in the state of Washington has eliminated wasted police time and effort pursuing non-violent drug cases and led the community to instead look at it as a health issue, according to backers of drug reform laws in Seattle. The movement has allowed the opening of hundreds of retail shops selling pot. John Davis, owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center, a medical marijuana shop, has been a long-time advocate for pot use to help people deal withRead More


Revenue From Colorado Marijuana Tax Expected To Double In 2015

Revenue From Colorado Marijuana Tax Expected To Double In 2015 Ryan Grenoble | 09/21/2015 DENVER — It’s heady times in the Mile High City, and that’s just at the state budget office. Colorado is on track to more than double the state’s marijuana tax revenues this year, showing up the $44 million collected in 2014 with a projected 2015 windfall of $125 million, reports The Guardian. The state hoped to collect $70 million in 2014, but fell short. Revenue From Colorado Marijuana Tax Expected To Double In 2015


UPDATE: Alaska marijuana delivery business detailed $700,000 in sales

UPDATE: Alaska marijuana delivery business detailed $700,000 in sales Mallory Peebles | Sep 21 2015 UPDATE: Felony charges filed Friday in state court say Anchorage detectives made a series of undercover marijuana buys from three Alaska businesses. One delivery company was found with paperwork indicating more than $700,000 in sales since the beginning of the year, charges say. Here is a summary of the charges against each business. UPDATE: Alaska marijuana delivery business detailed $700,000 in sales


Denver May Create Law to Allow Cannabis Consumption at Restaurants and Bars

Denver May Create Law to Allow Cannabis Consumption at Restaurants and Bars Leafly Staff | 9/21/2015 A new policy in Denver could curb the city’s public cannabis consumption issues while helping business owners branch out into cannabis tourism. An NPR report has highlighted a partnership between the Marijuana Policy Project’s Mason Tvert and Councilman Albus Brooks which proposes the legalization of cannabis bars and clubs in Denver. The proposal could lead to the explosion of a more robust cannabis tourism industry in Denver, putting it alongside Amsterdam as one of theRead More