Monthly Archives: March 2014

Oregon Moves to Ban Sweet Edibles from Dispensaries

Last week the Oregon Health Authority released its draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries, and the rules ban the sale of sweet and sugary edibles.

Edibles overall have frequently come under fire from lawmakers in medical marijuana states. In 2011, Colorado Republicans tried to ban edibles with the unsuccessful H.B. 1250. Last year, Michigan’s Supreme Court ruled that edibles made […]

By |March 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Colorado Earns $2 Million in Tax Revenue in First Month of Retail Sales

After the financials came in for the first month of legal retail sales of recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state enjoyed a tax revenue of over $2 million.

The cannabis taxes come from a 12.9 percent sales tax and a 15 percent excise tax. Voters approved the taxes last year. They said that the first $40 million of the excise tax must go […]

By |March 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Senate Bill 5887 Passes, Major Adjustments to Medical Marijuana coming to WA

The changes under the bill sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, include reducing the amount of marijuana and the number of plants patients can possess, doing away with collective gardens and establishing a patient registry.

Rivers called the measure a framework and said it was “the very best attempt to protect our patients and their rights while making sure […]

By |March 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Washington Issues First Processer and Producer Licenses

Washington State issued its first marijuana production and marijuana processing licenses earlier this week. Only one of each were issued, and both were issued to the same applicant. Sean Green, chief executive of Kouchlock Productions.

While Green is getting his businesses ready for production, the rest of the applicants are still patiently waiting. The Washington State Liqueur Control Board has […]

By |March 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|