Cannabis Industry Update:
Your toolbox of regulations, licensing activity, insights, and news for the Washington cannabis industry
Medical marijuana was legalized in Washington in 1998. recreational marijuana was legalized in 2012, and consumers were able to purchase it in 2014.
Local municipalities can fully ban marijuana businesses from their jurisdictions.
Children under the age of 18 can use medical marijuana in Washington if they have one doctor’s certification and a parent or guardian acting in the role of caretaker.
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Washington News & Insights:
Imagine you want to start a business. You’ve done your legwork, developed a solid business plan, and you’re ready to enter the marketplace when someone tells you that you can only open your business if you win a lottery among other entrepreneurs – many of whom are far...
If you follow marijuana business and regulatory news, you might wonder who is guarding the guardians of the marijuana industry. In fact, you might even ask if anyone is watching the people making the laws that will shape the marijuana economy for years to come. The...
The November vote is almost here, and five states will be voting on whether or not to legalize marijuana – Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. If all five states end up legalizing marijuana, that would mean a total of 10 states will allow people to...
The cannabis industry is growing and labor unions want to get in. Last month, the United Food and Commercial Workers union and cannabis retailer Have a Heart signed the state’s first cannabis collective bargaining agreement. In other words, the road is now paved for...
Over this past summer and into this fall, numerous cannabis industry developments occurred throughout Indian Country. Interestingly, most of these developments are in the Western United States—states with both medical and adult use legalization; while some states are...
In the state of Washington, marijuana sales are growing faster than ever. During July, Washington collected a record-setting $23.5 million in excise taxes. That’s a 17.5% increase from the $20 million collected in June. Since 2014, the state has brought in $273...
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The cannabis migration first gained notoriety in 2013 when legalization came closer to a reality in Colorado. Fast forward to 2020, and it’s still happening. The difference today is that many people are moving to cannabis-friendly states for a wider variety of reasons...
This week we turn our attention to the beginning of the cannabis value chain by looking at where the 9,190 cultivation licenses were generated last year. As readers of this blog have seen with our analysis of manufacturing and retail/dispensaries – all the activity...
One of the most frequently cited predictions for the cannabis industry in 2020 is consolidation through mergers and acquisitions. The cannabis industry is highly fragmented, so some consolidation certainly makes sense. However, the continued growth and development of...