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...
More Licensing News
The term “cannabis effect” or “cannabis premium” refers to the inflated real estate costs that cannabis license holders are required to pay across the United States. The problem is the cost of real estate has a direct negative effect on a cannabis business, the value...
Despite the fact that medical marijuana is not yet legal in more than a dozen states in the U.S. and even fewer states have legalized adult-use marijuana, the country is still the leader in cannabis sales around the world. Even with Canada’s legalization of...
While more than half of Americans can access either medical or recreational marijuana (or both) in their home states, that doesn’t mean it’s easy for marijuana companies to spread the word about their products and services. However, cannabis license holders in Oregon...