Cannabis In The News

Clark County Cannabis Market Booming

COLUMBIAN.COM – It’s been three years since Clark County’s first cannabis businesses appeared, and this corner of Southwest Washington has grown into the fifth largest cannabis market in the state, according to sales and excise taxes collected. What started out as a chaotic industry with …

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Marijuana Booths May Be Coming to California

SFIST.COM – County fairs in America are known for some pretty outrageous ingestibles, from Fried Twinkies to Fried Jellybeans to Fried White Castle Burgers on a Stick. But those who wish to fry their brains at a California county fair may soon be able to …

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Legal Marijuana Production Blooms on Vancouver Island

CBC.CA – A security pass, a protective white suit and a tolerance for the smell of marijuana are all requirements before stepping foot inside the tightly controlled United Greeneries production facility. The licensed producer has been growing medical cannabis in a building just outside Duncan, B.C. for about a year. But …

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California Merges Medical and Recreational Marijuana Licensing

ABOVETHELAW.COM – Remember those 200-plus pages of medical cannabis regulation the State of California issued at the end of April? You can pretty much toss those out the door for cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Last week, in a huge step forward for marijuana …

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Exposing Hidden Owners and Keeping Cartels and Illicit Money Out

SEATTLETIMES.COM – Vela, a uniquely designed Seattle pot store, opened last year with fanfare and sophistication. Snoop Dogg dropped in on Vela’s opening weekend for a fundraiser benefiting the University of Washington Cannabis Law and Policy Project. The store then hosted a speaker series featuring …

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Ban on Outdoor Pot Grows Lifted in Spokane County

SPOKESMAN.COM – The Spokane County commissioners have lifted a moratorium on outdoor marijuana farms, but they replaced it with zoning rules that are significantly more restrictive to the pot industry. All new farms and expansions will require a conditional use permit, which can only be …

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Oil vs. Cannabis

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – The sins of past presidents are visited on the present, and when presidents make poor decisions, the odious results can linger for decades. We are still suffering from Richard Nixon’s drug policy decisions made in the 1960s. Nixon ignored the advice of both …

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Vermont Governor Vetoes Marijuana Legalization Bill

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have legalized marijuana for adults in the state, but offered a path forward for the legislation if state lawmakers make a handful of changes to the bill. “I think we need to …

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Oregon Winemakers Add Marijuana to Their Harvest

INC.COM – Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers. Now, more than a decade later and with award-winning wine to show for their hard work, they are adding a new crop: …

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