Alaska’s Re-Legalization Timeline
Nov20

Alaska’s Re-Legalization Timeline

Alaska voted to re-legalize.  How long will that take?   Election results probably won’t be certified until about Nov. 28 after the remaining 40,000 ballots are counted and legalization is confirmed, according to KTUU news in Anchorage. Once that happens, it will take another 90 days for the initiative that passed on Nov. 4 (Ballot Measure 2) to take effect. The state’s alcohol and beverage control board will then need about nine...

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Cannabis Auction in Washington State
Nov18

Cannabis Auction in Washington State

Lot's of attention on an auction being advertised in Washington.   Dozens of media outlets, ranging from USA Today to the Daily Mail, the UK’s largest newspaper, have been eagerly reporting on a marijuana auction to be held at Fireweed Farms in Prosser WA this Saturday. Washington State marijuana enforcement authorities will attend the auction. All bidders must register, producing ID and a state license to process or sell...

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High Fees for Maryland MMJ?
Nov17

High Fees for Maryland MMJ?

It's only a set of draft rules, but it's kind of expensive.   A Maryland commission has proposed charging annual fees of $125,000 a year for cultivators and $40,000 for dispensaries – on top of up to $6,000 just to apply for a license. Commission members acknowledged that the numbers might price out mom-and-pop businesses from the industry. But they still need to figure out a way to finance the state’s MMJ program, which is...

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Oregon Begins Implementation of Measure 91
Nov17

Oregon Begins Implementation of Measure 91

Oregon decided to re-legalized in 2014.  Now they have to decide just how....

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Cannabis & Colorado’s Governors Race:  What Happened?
Nov13

Cannabis & Colorado’s Governors Race: What Happened?

We've been following a governors race in Colorado where the incumbent governor does not like cannabis but is following the will of the people.  The Republican candidate talks repeal.  Here's more:   The recreational marijuana industry in Colorado can breathe a sigh of relief – it won’t have a hardline Republican governor to deal with for the next four years. Colorado Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper managed to stave off a...

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Tacoma, Washington Marijuana Tour
Nov13

Tacoma, Washington Marijuana Tour

A marijuana tour?  Can't get a lot more respectable than that.  Here's one in re-legalized Tacoma, Washington.   Golf has its PGA Tour, the French have the Tour de France and the City of Destiny can now officially boast its own Tacoma Marijuana Tour. The inaugural edition arrived on Saturday afternoon as 20 adults riding a school bus visited three retail marijuana shops and an artisan glass store. Of the 20, only five bought pot....

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