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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19 Attorney Generals Send Letter to Congress Asking for Cannabis Banking Protection Legislation

Attorney generals from 17 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam have sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to “advance legislation that would allow states that have legalized medical or recreational use of marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system” following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to rescind the Cole Memo protections. […]

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Federal MMJ Protection Amendment Reverses Convictions of Washington’s ‘Kettle Falls Five’

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice has vacated the convictions and dismissed the charges of the so-called Kettle Falls Five – a family of cannabis growers in eastern Washington state who were charged under federal law in 2013 for cultivating and distributing cannabis, according to a Stranger report. Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, her husband Larry Harvey, Rhonda’s son […]

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Washington Patients Still Don’t Have Easy Access to Clones, Seeds

In Washington state, a medical cannabis patient who is registered on the Marijuana Authorization Database can grow up to six plants at home, while a qualifying patient who is not registered can grow up to four plants — but do medical cannabis patients in Washington really have legal access to seeds, clones, and plants? We recently decided […]

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Jedidiah Haney: Organizing the Cannabis Community with Social Entrepreneurship

Jedidiah Haney is a cannabis activist and entrepreneur who is an outspoken advocate for sensible cannabis regulations and opponent to the seemingly default legalization legislation, which hinges on price gouging and over-regulation. He is also the founder of Higher Influence, LLC and a founding board member of The Cannabis Alliance. In our recent interview, we […]

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Cannabis Marketplace Insights: Analyzing Washington’s Market Data

Headset is a cannabis-specific business intelligence company, which means we handle a lot of data. By a lot, I mean that we track sales data in real-time for over 325 retailers in 8 states. Since we launched in June of 2015, we’ve tracked over 1,889,000,000 transactions. Suffice to say, all those data have some interesting […]

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Restaurant Finds Early Success Selling “Blunts” and “Spliffs”

Brotha Dudes is a family-run restaurant located in Bellingham, Washington that offers a unique culinary and social experience. Specifically, they have named many of their menu items after references from cannabis culture, such as the “Dudes Blunt” and the “Cali Spliff.” While there is no actual cannabis in their recipes, they do have a food […]

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Celebrating the 4th Annual Croptoberfest with Washington’s Cannabis Business Community

Cannabis workers, professionals, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs came together earlier this month in Zillah, Washington for the 4th Annual Croptoberfest, an educational and engaging B2B networking event for the cannabis space. This year’s Croptoberfest focused on the leading issues that face the cannabis industry, namely: the proliferation of pesticides and issues related to their use, the […]

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Washington’s Impending Cannabis ‘Armageddon:’ A Seed-to-Sale Halloween Scare

The Washington state legal cannabis market has had its share of hiccups since its creation. Now, at the close of 2017, a new problem around the state’s seed-to-sale tracking software has materialized just in time (literally) for Halloween. Earlier this year, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) announced they would not be renewing the […]

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Cannabis Sales in Washington Reach $1B So Far in 2017

According to new figures by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, cannabis sales in the state have reached more than $1 billion this year, bringing in more than $300 million in excise taxes. The data represents sales through September. Monthly sales in the state have reached more than $130 million. The WSLCB data shows that […]

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Focus Group Study Explores Reasons Consumers Prefer Cannabis Edibles to Smoking

According to research by RTI International, an independent nonprofit research institute, cannabis consumers in legal states prefer edibles to smoking or vaporizing, citing lack of odor, no secondhand smoke, discreetness, convenience, longer lasting and less intense highs, and “edibles’ ability to aid in relaxation and reduce anxiety more than smoking. The study was conducted via […]

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Patrick Vo: Pioneering Seed-to-Sale Systems in Emerging Markets

Patrick Vo is the CEO of BioTrackTHC, a seed-to-sale software giant whose product can be found in dispensaries throughout the U.S. and beyond. In this episode of the seonganjuk.com podcast, Patrick joins our host TG Branfalt for an interview about BioTrack’s early days in Florida and the company’s transition into the cannabis space, Patrick’s own […]

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Washington Activists Say Proposed Home Grow Plan is a No-Go

Despite Washington‘s status as a pioneer in cannabis reform, the actual cannabis policy on the ground in Washington has not always been ideal. For example, the legislature eliminated a thriving medical cannabis system in 2015 and the Evergreen State — unlike the seven other legal cannabis states — still does not allow adults over 21 […]

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Study: One in Four Cancer Patients at Washington Clinic Use Cannabis to Treat Symptoms

According to a study published in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, 24 percent of cancer patients treated at Washington’s Seattle Cancer Care Alliance had used cannabis in the last year for both physical and psychological symptoms related to their disease. Researchers also found that legalization increased the odds that a patient […]

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Man Charged with Kidnapping Budtender Admits to Killing in Jailhouse Interview

In a KHQ interview from jail, Donavon Culps, who was arrested on Thursday for the kidnapping of Cheney, Washington budtender Cameron Smith, admitted to killing Smith after Culps was denied service at Lucid because he didn’t have proper identification. Culps, 35, said that while Smith wasn’t even inside the store when he was asked to […]

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Washington Cannabis Company Offering Music Downloads with Joint Purchases

A new cannabis-focused music distribution service called Hi-Tunes is offering pre-rolled joints that come with QR codes for free music downloads, Complete Music Update reports. The platform is a spinoff of cannabis brand Caviar Gold’s in-house record label. Scott McKinley, co-founder of the service, said Hi-Tunes gives artists branded cannabis lines to market and if sales do […]

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Suspected Budtender Kidnapper Arrested; Victim Still Missing

A man suspected of shooting at and kidnapping budtender Cameron Smith from his Cheney, Washington workplace was arrested yesterday in Goldendale, according to a KHQ report. Smith, as well as other two other suspects, are still missing. Donavan Culps, 36, has been pursued since the Sunday kidnapping, which took place at the Lucid Cannabis store in […]

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