Marijuana Business Blog

Washington State’s Marijuana Industry Is Having Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By

Last week, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (the “LCB”) notified licensees that the state’s new traceability system – Leaf Data Systems was hacked. According to the LCB, a vulnerability in the program was exploited, which allowed an intruder … Read More

Sessions Rescinds Hands-Off Policy re Legalized Marijuana

Well the other shoe has finally dropped today – Sessions has rescinded the Cole Memo that barred federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where marijuana is legal. The Cole Memo set forth the Obama Administration’s priorities in regard to … Read More

Recreational Marijuana Sales Commence in California, What Will This Mean for Marijuana Businesses in Washington State?

The big news for 2018 is the statewide legalization of marijuana in California. Adults in California can now legally grow up to 6 marijuana plants for personal use and possess up to one ounce of marijuana. The recently enacted Medicinal Read More

Washington State Releases Study But Fails To Make Final Recommendation on Recreational Marijuana Home Grows

When the Washington State Legislature passed its most recent marijuana regulatory bill, ESSB 5131, it directed the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (the “LCB”) to study options for legalizing recreational marijuana home grows. On November 29th, the LCB … Read More

Sessions to Maintain Marijuana Status Quo?

It has been over a year since Donald Trump was elected President. Ever since the 2016 presidential election all of us involved in the legal marijuana business have been holding our breath waiting to see if the feds would take … Read More

Something Smells Funny In Spokane County

Citing the doubling of odor complaints from July 2014, the month when marijuana production and processing began in Spokane County, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (the “SRCAA”) is proposing new rules to address the perceived marijuana odor issue. SRCAA … Read More