Friday, April 28th, 2017

 

Inslee signs marijuana lockbox measure

Inslee signs marijuana lockbox measure Associated Press | April 28th 2017 Marijuana stores will be able to give customers free lockable storage boxes under a bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Supporters of the measure, signed Thursday, say it helps protect kids and pets from accidentally eating marijuana products. Under the measure, stores may not make the donation of the box contingent on a purchase and cannot market the free boxes as an incentive to sell marijuana products or paraphernalia. The new law also allows stores to sell the lockboxes,Read More


Plan by state cannabis board employee to lease land near Deer Park for marijuana facility withdrawn

Plan by state cannabis board employee to lease land near Deer Park for marijuana facility withdrawn April 26, 2017 | Chad Sokol A businessman has formally withdrawn his application to build a marijuana growing and processing facility in Deer Park, prompting cheers from neighbors who had opposed the project. The state Liquor and Cannabis Board previously suspended a separate application process after it was revealed that the owner of the Deer Park property is also an employee of the agency – an apparent conflict of interest prohibited under state law.Read More


THC vs THCA – What’s the Difference, Benefits, and Much More

THC vs THCA – What’s the Difference, Benefits, and Much More Have you ever wondered why marijuana is usually dried and cured before being smoked or baked into edibles? The reason is to turn the non-psychoactive THCA into THC. THCA, the precursor to THC, is naturally found in the live cannabis plant and its fresh harvest. But though THCA stands for tetrahydrocannabinol acid, it is not quite as trippy as it sounds. THC vs THCA – What’s the Difference, Benefits, and Much More


Marijuana group fighting Jackson Co. over the ability to farm their land

Marijuana group fighting Jackson Co. over the ability to farm their land Ariana Rakhshani | April 24th 2017 A marijuana group is fighting Jackson County. Right to Grow USA said it filed an initiative petition with the Jackson County Clerk that will protect farmers and their ability to farm their land. Marijuana group fighting Jackson Co. over the ability to farm their land


Denver marijuana shops get green light to stay open until 10 p.m.

Denver marijuana shops get green light to stay open until 10 p.m. Jon Murray | April 24, 2017 Denver marijuana licensees on Monday received permission from the city to keep their stores open until 10 p.m. — a move the industry says will help it compete with businesses in some neighboring cities. Stores that offer recreational or medical marijuana sales (or both) will get the option to adjust their hours beginning May 1. Denver has 218 storefronts, making up the lion’s share of stores in the metro area. The City CouncilRead More


Crackdown on marijuana advertising in Washington

 Crackdown on marijuana advertising in Washington Apr 21, 2017 | Dean J. Koepfler, Melissa Santos and David Montesino Watch the video here.


4/20 gives jolt to April pot sales in Washington state

4/20 gives jolt to April pot sales in Washington state Kate Martin | April 25, 2017 Marijuana sales across the state spiked on April 20, also known as the unofficial cannabis holiday 4/20. According to marijuana data website lemonhaze.com, sales that day were up 79 percent compared with average Washington state sales in the first 19 days in April. Sales of marijuana buds were up 77 percent compared with previous days in April. Marijuana extracts sales increased 81 percent and cannabis-infused product sales jumped 145 percent, lemonhaze.com said in aRead More


Olympia Passes a Bunch of New Weed Legislation Which Now Awaits the Governor’s Signature

Olympia Passes a Bunch of New Weed Legislation Which Now Awaits the Governor’s Signature Lester Black | Apr 25, 2017 Just before Olympia’s regular session ended last week, a huge “omnibus bill” of pot laws quietly passed the legislature. The bill tackles a ton of legal issues, and it is now sitting on the governor’s desk waiting for a signature. Governor Jay Inslee has 20 days to sign it, though his office declined to comment on his feelings about the bill. So what’s in this omnibus bill? A lot. MedicalRead More


The Credit Unions and Small Banks That Solved the Cannabis Cash Crisis

The Credit Unions and Small Banks That Solved the Cannabis Cash Crisis Lester Black | Apr 19, 2017 Since weed was legalized here in 2012, much has been written about the industry’s banking problem. Headlines described retail pot shops as sitting targets because they were supposedly filled with millions of dollars in cash, and owners having nowhere to stash it. That may have been the case in the first few years, but the most current records available show an active relationship has blossomed between Washington’s banks and the bud industry.Read More


9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed

9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed   Delilah Butterfield | 22 April, 2017 Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly more popular around the world. But, while the herb is proving to be a useful medical tool, researchers still know fairly little about how cannabis may interact with various pharmaceutical medications. In the upcoming years, this will certainly be a major area of study. In the meantime, here are nine prescription medications that you generally avoid mixing with weed (or at least talk to a professional about). 9 PrescriptionRead More