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Puyallup Tribe aims to open marijuana shop on tribal land in Fife

Puyallup Tribe aims to open marijuana shop on tribal land in Fife SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is planning to sell recreational marijuana on tribal land in Fife. Tribal spokesman John Weymer says the tribe is eyeing a marijuana shop where it now runs Stogie’s Cigar & Sports Lounge in Fife, about 30 miles south of Seattle. The News Tribune reports that Fife currently bans pot sales so the tribal store would be the only source of legal marijuana in the city of nearly 10,000 people.Read More


New study reveals what makes marijuana edibles most attractive to young kids

New study reveals what makes marijuana edibles most attractive to young kids JOHN INGOLD | September 8, 2016 Colorado’s new rules for marijuana-infused edibles take important steps to keep the products from being attractive to young children but also may not go far enough, a recently released study suggests. The rules — which are being finalized and take effect in 2017 — prohibit edible pot products from being made in animal or fruit shapes. That is important because playful shapes are one of the key things that makes food alluring to kids, saidRead More


Puyallup tribe aims to become first in state to grow, test, sell cannabis

Puyallup tribe aims to become first in state to grow, test, sell cannabis SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 | WALKER ORENSTEIN The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is planning to sell recreational marijuana on tribal land in Fife, a move that would make it the first tribe in Washington to grow, test and sell cannabis. “This would be a financial boost to the tribe once everything is up and operating,” said Puyallup Tribal Council member Marguerite Edwards in a prepared statement. Puyallup tribe aims to become first in state to grow, test, sell cannabis


Fentanyl Maker Donates Big to Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization

Fentanyl Maker Donates Big to Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization Steven Nelson | Sept. 8, 2016 An embattled pharmaceutical company that sells the powerful painkiller fentanyl has donated $500,000 toward defeating a ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal under Arizona law. It’s hard to imagine a more sinister donor than Insys Therapeutics Inc. in the eyes of pot legalization proponents, who long have claimed drug companies want to keep cannabis illegal to corner the market for drugs, some addictive and dangerous, that relieve pain and other symptoms.Read More


Alaska’s first marijuana retail stores OK’d by state

Alaska’s first marijuana retail stores OK’d by state Laurel Andrews Alaska’s first marijuana retail stores and product manufacturers were approved by the state Thursday, the next step for the fledgling cannabis industry that is preparing to open for business. On Thursday afternoon, Frozen Budz became the first state-approved retail shop. The Marijuana Control Board approved Destiny and Nick Neade’s Fairbanks retail store after only a few minutes and minimal questioning during the second day of the board’s two-day meeting in a room at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The crowd cheered and clappedRead More


WeedTraQR Seed-to-Sale Software Certified for Use in Oregon

WeedTraQR Seed-to-Sale Software Certified for Use in Oregon SEATTLE – Aug. 24, 2016 – PRLog — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved WeedTraQR, industry-leading cannabis seed-to-sale tracking software, as a validated software provider for Oregon’s recreational marijuana program. The Seattle-based company has developed a platform that is compatible for integration with Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) to meet the inventory traceability needs of the state’s producer, processor, wholesaler, and research licensees. Operational for over two years in Washington with a rapidly expanding roster of clients, WeedTraQR lends provenRead More


Wholesale pot prices hit new low as legal weed market sees surge in supply

Wholesale pot prices hit new low as legal weed market sees surge in supply Andrew Blake | September 3, 2016 Wholesale marijuana prices are at nearly half the cost of less than 12 months earlier as experts point to a surge in supply occurring in states where residents can legally grow weed. The average cost for a pound of marijuana flowers was $1,689 as of Friday, down 3.1 percent from a week prior, Cannabis Benchmarks reported. Greenhouse-grown weed, meanwhile, sold last week at an average cost of $1,405 per pound —Read More