Cannabis Industry Update:


Your toolbox of regulations, licensing activity, insights, and news for the Washington cannabis industry

State Regulations:

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.


Qualifying Conditions

  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Chronic/Severe/Intractable Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Nausea
  • Crohn’s Disease / Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Anorexia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chronic Renal Failure

Washington News & Insights:

Labor Unions Gain a Foothold in Washington Cannabis Industry

Labor Unions Gain a Foothold in Washington Cannabis Industry

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...

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Irrigation: Know Before You Grow

Irrigation: Know Before You Grow

The marijuana cultivation landscape continues to evolve in the arid western United States. Many Western states have legalized adult-use marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington), and as a result, they have adopted a variety of rules and...