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Cannabis is Washington’s 4th most valuable crop, industry report says

Cannabis is Washington’s 4th most valuable crop, industry report says Paul Roberts | Nov. 3, 2021 Apples may be Washington’s biggest cash crop, but legal cannabis is gaining ground. Growers in Washington generated wholesale revenues of $653 million on 561,000 pounds of legal weed in 2020, according to a new estimate by Leafly, a Seattle-based cannabis marketplace and information site. That makes cannabis Washington’s fourth most valuable legal crop, behind only apples ($2.1 billion), wheat ($949 million) and potatoes ($753 million), but ahead of cherries ($562 million) and hay ($501Read More

Top ten hottest cannabis brands in Washington

Top ten hottest cannabis brands in Washington Felisa Rogers | October 18, 2021 The Evergreen State is an appropriate name for Washington, which, as one of our most mature markets, has a flourishing cannabis culture. Washingtonians take their weed seriously and the state is home to many amazing farms and cool homegrown brands. In fact, the array of cannabis brands and products can be a little overwhelming. So what’s the best weed in Washington? Our team here at MJBI/MJ Unpacked is largely based in Washington, and they’ve been trying toRead More

New Washington rule opens marijuana industry to people with criminal records

New Washington rule opens marijuana industry to people with criminal records KING 5 Staff | October 2, 2021 A new rule takes effect Saturday in Washington that removes more barriers for people with a criminal history to enter the legal marijuana industry. Starting Oct. 2, people who have felony convictions on their criminal records will be able to apply for a license to grow, process, or sell marijuana. Up until now, a single felony prevented someone from being considered. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board will now review thoseRead More

Could cannabis help with menopause symptoms? Here’s what experts say

Could cannabis help with menopause symptoms? Here’s what experts say Meghan Holohan | Sept. 23, 2021 When it comes to perimenopause and menopause, many experience symptoms that make them feel uncomfortable and even downright miserable at times. Yet more and more people are finding a new way to cope: Some have found that marijuana can help with hot flushes, sleep disturbance, mood changes and vaginal dryness and pain. While more feel comfortable turning to cannabis to help, there’s little research showing whether it works or how to use it. “TheRead More

State eases criminal background restrictions for cannabis licenses

State eases criminal background restrictions for cannabis licenses Joel Moreno | September 23rd 2021 Being a convicted felon will no longer prevent people from getting a state license to sell marijuana. Washington requires a criminal background check for applicants who want a license to sell or grow cannabis. Under current rules, anyone with a felony or a few misdemeanor convictions is ineligible. That changes next month. “I think it’s great what the state is doing in terms of allowing people who have issues in the past, to be able toRead More

The FDA Warns Consumers of the Risks Associated with Delta-8 THC Products

The FDA Warns Consumers of the Risks Associated with Delta-8 THC Products Nathalie Bougenies | September 17, 2021 On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) released its first statement via a consumer update regarding Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (“Delta-8 THC”). The agency decided to provide consumers with key information surrounding the popular cannabinoid following a sharp increase in adverse event reports involving the substance and unauthorized marketing practices directed at minors. If you follow my posts, you know that state regulators have been concerned with these issues for months now.Read More

Study Finds Cannabis Products with Health Warnings Rated Less Appealing

Study Finds Cannabis Products with Health Warnings Rated Less Appealing Tyler Shultz | September 14, 2021 A new study on cannabis packaging in Canada and the United States has found cannabis health labels on products increased the perceived risk of harm and reduced product appeal. To find out how health labels and restricted brand imagery, researchers from the University of Waterloo gathered data from over 45,000 randomized participants in both Canada and the US who viewed packaging for three cannabis brands in 2019. The study found overall fully branded productsRead More

Mexican drug cartel’s illegal marijuana grow operation raided in Deschutes County

Mexican drug cartel’s illegal marijuana grow operation raided in Deschutes County Kyle Spurr | Sep. 04, 2021 A Deschutes County drug enforcement team raided and dismantled a 30-acre illegal marijuana grow operation in Alfalfa that detectives say was operated by a Mexican drug cartel. The team seized 9,227 plants and 2,800 pounds of processed marijuana in what is considered the largest drug bust in county history. Two pistols and an AR-15 rifle were also seized. Detectives, along with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, arrived Thursday at the property atRead More

Top Federal Drug Official Admits Legalizers Were ‘Right’ About Teen Marijuana Use And Touts Psychedelics’ Therapeutic Potential

Top Federal Drug Official Admits Legalizers Were ‘Right’ About Teen Marijuana Use And Touts Psychedelics’ Therapeutic Potential Kyle Jaeger | August 26, 2021 The head of a federal drug agency acknowledged in a new interview that marijuana legalization has not led to increased youth use despite her prior fears, and she spoke about the therapeutic potential of certain psychedelics that have long been deemed “dangerous” under federal law. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Director Nora Volkow discussed a wide range of drug policy issues on a podcast hosted byRead More

Apple Just Ended the Marijuana Industry As You Know It – Tech and Traffic are Now More Valuable Than Cannabis Itself

Apple Just Ended the Marijuana Industry As You Know It – Tech and Traffic are Now More Valuable Than Cannabis Itself Thom Baccus | Aug 19, 2021 The cannabis industry headlines lite up recently as software and delivery operator EAZE stepped up and bought an MSO. Ho-hum, nothing to see here, just a software and TECH company not getting bought by an MSO, but the exact opposite, a company that specializes in data and delivery buying a multi-state marijuana operation. Let that sink in. A technology platform backed by billionaireRead More