Washington

First Recreational Marijuana Store Opens in Vancouver, WA

First Recreational Marijuana Store Opens in Vancouver, WA

On Wednesday, Vancouver’s first recreational marijuana shop opened.  The store opened at 11 AM after a ribbon cutting ceremony by Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt. Main Street Marijuana is the...
Washington State Becomes 2nd to Legally Sell Recreational Marijuana

Washington State Becomes 2nd to Legally Sell Recreational Marijuana

Tuesday, July 8th marks an historic day in Washington state.  Washington has become the second state to launch its legal recreational marijuana program, allowing sales of marijuana to anyone...
Washington Targets Marijuana DUIs with New Ad Campaign

Washington Targets Marijuana DUIs with New Ad Campaign

Washington recently announced that recreational marijuana retail stores will begin opening their doors for shoppers in July.  With an increase in use expected within the state, the Washington Traffic...
First Wave WA of Marijuana Shops to Open in July

First Wave WA of Marijuana Shops to Open in July

Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana at the same time as Colorado, but the former state has taken longer to get their program up and running.  Washingtonians don’t have much...
Federal Government Still Not Allowing Legal Marijuana Growers to Tap Into Government Water Source

Federal Government Still Not Allowing Legal Marijuana Growers to Tap Into Government Water Source

A recent announcement by the US Bureau of Reclamation came as a blow to marijuana growers, as they learned they would not gain access to federal irrigation waters. The...
DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

After almost a year of requests, the Department of Justice has granted Washington state access to an FBI database so state officials can do nationwide background checks on individuals...
Legalizing Marijuana Has Drastically Dropped Possession Charges in Washington State

Legalizing Marijuana Has Drastically Dropped Possession Charges in Washington State

A new ACLU report shows that the year following Washington’s legalization of recreational marijuana showed a marked drop in misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests among adults age 21 and older....
Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies in Washington State

Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies in Washington State

On Thursday night, legislation in Washington state that would have strictly regulated the state’s medical marijuana program died without a vote as the House and Senate adjourned. The legislation...
Washington Issues First Recreational Marijuana Business License

Washington Issues First Recreational Marijuana Business License

On Wednesday, the Washington Liquor Control Board issued the state’s first recreational business license.  The license was awarded to Sean Green for growing and processing marijuana for sale in...
WA Liquor Control Board Increases Amount of Land That Can Be Used to Grow Marijuana

WA Liquor Control Board Increases Amount of Land That Can Be Used to Grow Marijuana

The Washington Liquor Control Board has made new changes to the state’s rules for marijuana growing licenses, including increasing the amount of land that can be used in the...