Cannabis Industry Update:

Washington

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.

 

Minors

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
  • HIV/AIDS
  • 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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Legitimizing the Cannabis Industry: Terminology and Codes of Conduct

Legitimizing the Cannabis Industry: Terminology and Codes of Conduct

By improving professionalism in the cannabis industry and elevating the customer experience, the entire industry will break the negative stereotypes of cannabis and cannabis users. In fact, it’s already happening. According to Pew Research and Gallup, between 2007 and...

Cannacurio: California Microbusinesses

Cannacurio: California Microbusinesses

Currently California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has issued 267 active microbusiness licenses. In order to hold a California microbusiness license, a licensee must engage in at least three of the following cannabis business activities:   Retailer, Retailer...

Cannacurio: Manufacturing Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

Cannacurio: Manufacturing Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

One part of the Cannabis value chain that we have not covered this year is Manufacturing. We ended 2019 with 4,804 active licenses. So far this year states have added 178 more or 3.7%. Background We categorize a license as a manufacturer if it fits the following...