Study: After Legalizing Cannabis, Police Effectiveness Up in Washington & Colorado

A study by researchers at Washington State University has found evidence of “demonstrable and persistent benefit” to police departments’ effectiveness in Washington and Colorado since the states voted to legalize cannabis in 2012. Researchers used monthly FBI data to investigate crime clearance rates for the states from 2010 to 2015; crimes are normally considered “cleared” […]

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Washington Cannabis Regulators Issue Emergency License Suspension

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) issued its second emergency license suspension of 2018 last week. Acting on a complaint, the WSLCB inspected Tacoma Refined Cannabinoids and found violations that prompted the agency to issue a 180-day license suspension. During the inspection, officers discovered plants, clones, and finished product not tagged with traceability […]

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Cannabis Advocates Running for Office in Washington State

Washington state’s cannabis caucus is poised to grow this year, with at least five candidates who are either cannabis activists, have worked in the industry, or currently own cannabis businesses running for state and local offices. Statewide elections Crystal Oliver — who owns an outdoor cannabis farm in Eastern Washington, is an executive assistant to […]

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Washington Updates Cannabis Packaging and Labeling Rules

Washington state is updating its cannabis packaging and labeling rules. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) used information derived from a workgroup of I-502 stakeholders, the Department of Health, and the Washington State Poison Control Center to take a “global” look at cannabis packaging and labeling. They also included consumer surveys in the […]

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How to Survive in the Increasingly Competitive Cannabis Industry, According to Data

That the cannabis industry is growing by leaps and bounds is not new news. Over half the United States has legalized some form of medical marijuana, with nine states enjoying full adult-use legalization. All of Canada is set to enjoy recreational cannabis in a few short months. However, while it’s fun to read the reports […]

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Cy Scott: How Data Can Help Startups Navigate Emerging Cannabis Markets

It has been nearly four years since adult-use cannabis legislation took effect in Washington and Colorado, and in that time the market landscape has evolved and shifted at breakneck speed. As emerging markets in California, Canada, and elsewhere begin to take off, entrepreneurs are bound to face even greater obstacles and competition. While the first […]

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Washington’s Seed-to-Sale Traceability Issues Persist

In order to address ongoing issues with Leaf Data Systems (LDS) — Washington state’s traceability database, built by MJ Freeway — the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) is in negotiations with Gartner Consulting to do an independent evaluation of the LDS’ implementation. Already holding a contract with the LCB, the firm will be asked […]

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CROP Infrastructure Corp. Building 12 Rentable Greenhouse Facilities in Washington

CROP Infrastructure Corp. (CSE: CROP) is a North American cannabis enterprise with a unique plan for capitalizing on the continent’s rapidly evolving cannabis landscape. The company, operating as a lender and landowner, recently announced the construction of 12 state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities in Grant County, Washington state. These facilities will be made available to qualified cannabis licensees. In the […]

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Seattle Officials Move to Toss Misdemeanor Cannabis Convictions

Officials in Seattle, Washington have filed a motion in Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions for misdemeanor cannabis possession for anyone arrested in the city – a total of 542 people. Mayor Jenny Durkan said her office made the request because “it makes little sense for so many in [Seattle] to be punished for […]

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Washington State Updates List of Allowed Pesticides

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has updated their list of pesticides allowed for cannabis production. Two products — AzaMax and Evergreen Pyrethrum Concentrate — were removed based on advice from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, who said the products contained ingredients not listed on their labels. 24 pesticides were removed from the list because […]

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Washington Break-Ins Reinforce Cannabis Banking Concerns

With a surplus of cash and cannabis products always on hand, dispensary locations are prime targets for robbery. Washington state saw a number of cannabis shop break-ins in 2017 and the trend has continued in 2018, reinforcing concerns about having a cash-only industry and the lack of banking options for cannabis companies. On April 5, […]

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Growers Network Documents Large Scale Production in Episode Two of ‘Canna Cribs’

Following the popular reception of Episode 1 of Canna Cribs, Growers Network went to Grow Op Farms, owners of the Phat Panda, Hot Sugar!, and Sticky Frog brands for the second episode of Canna Cribs. Grow Op Farms is a major cannabis producer in the state of Washington and Growers Network took the opportunity to […]

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Washington Cities Join in Vacating Cannabis Convictions

In February, the city of Seattle, Washington announced it would vacate all misdemeanor cannabis convictions issued prior to the 2012 legalization of adult use cannabis. Mayor Jenny Durkan cited the need to reverse some of the damage done by the War on Drugs, especially to communities of color. The city attorney is also looking into possibly […]

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Washington State Court of Appeals Upholds Local Cannabis Bans

A three-judge panel of the Washington State Court of Appeals has ruled that local unincorporated jurisdictions in Washington have the right to ban cannabis businesses within their borders. The case involved Emerald Enterprises LLC, who opened a retail cannabis shop in unincorporated Clarke County. They argued the state law legalizing cannabis for adult use overruled […]

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Washington State Budget Includes $100K for Hemp Program

Washington state’s budget includes $100,000 to license hemp farmers and market hemp products, according to a Capital Press report. The funding – $187,000 less than requested by the Department of Agriculture – allows the program to continue for another year; however, the agency has not yet resumed licensing producers. The program has been on hold […]

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Washington Home Grow Bill Fails, Again

The decision to not include home grows in Washington’s 2012 cannabis legalization initiative continues to haunt the state, which again this year has failed to pass a cannabis home grow bill. With Democrats holding both chambers of the legislature and the Governor’s office this year, cannabis supporters thought there might be progress on that front — […]

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Last Washington MMJ Exchange Raided by Law Enforcement & Cannabis Regulators

Washington’s last remaining medical cannabis exchange, the Patient Cannabis Exchange in Parkland, was raided by law enforcement on Sunday, KOMO News reports. Officers arrested individuals with outstanding warrants and seized plants and cash. Medical cannabis exchanges allow patients to designate a cultivator to grow their cannabis for them. Patients and cultivators at the exchange indicated […]

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Washington’s Seed-to-Sale Traceability System Targeted in Cyber Attack

Already behind schedule, Washington state’s new seed-to-sale tracking system, known as Data Leaf Systems, opened on February 1 to immediate complaints. The database is reportedly filled with bugs — and now it has surfaced that the system was hacked in a cyber attack on Saturday, February 3. Since November, when MJ Freeway announced the system […]

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Seattle Officials Seek to Vacate and Dismiss Cannabis Convictions

In an op-ed in The Stranger, Seattle, Washington’s alt-weekly, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that she has directed City Attorney Pete Holmes to ask Seattle’s Municipal Court to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for misdemeanor cannabis possession. “Here’s why this is necessary: While minor marijuana possession has been the lowest enforcement priority for the Seattle Police […]

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Seattle CannaCon to Feature Cannabis Career Fair Next Week

CannaCon, one of the cannabis industry’s premier networking and educational events, is coming to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle next week on February 15-17. The event promises hours upon hours of engagement with some of the industry’s brightest minds and most noteworthy pioneers, but this year — in addition to the regular lineup […]

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Premier Cannabis Convention CannaCon Visits Seattle, Detroit and Boston

If you own a cannabis company, you know that finding good business partners, vendors and allies is an essential part of your role. And building your business in a new industry like cannabis doesn’t always make that easy. In every locale, cannabis business owners prioritize attending meet-ups, cannabis business trade groups and other local industry […]

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Per-Pound Cannabis Prices Drop in First Month of 2018

According to Cannabis Benchmark’s U.S. Spot Index, the price-per-pound of cannabis has fallen 3.5 percent from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19, to $1,292, representing a spot price-per-gram of $2.85, with a simple average price of $3.20. The report indicates that the drop “was driven primarily by significant week-over-week decline in wholesale rates in Oregon, though […]

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Washington State Home Grow Bill Advances

Washington State’s House of Representatives Commerce and Gaming Committee has passed a bill allowing adults over 21 years old to grow six plants and possess up to 24 ounces. HB 2559 passed the committee on Tuesday by a vote of 7–2, bringing Washington one step closer to joining the other legalized states — all of […]

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Network, Educate, and Innovate with the Cannabis Industry at CannaCon Seattle, Feb. 15-17

CannaCon, one of the world’s largest B2B cannabis networking expos, is coming back to Seattle on February 15, 16, and 17. Located at the Washington State Convention Center, the CannaCon Seattle expo will feature notable speakers, educational seminars, panel discussions, and countless networking opportunities on an exhibition floor packed full with more than 400 booths and thousands […]

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