Monthly Archives: December 2014

Top Ten Marijauna Policy Enactments of 2014

Marijuana policy is changing throughout the United States at record paces. Many feel that it is only a matter of years before marijuana is descheduled and readily available medical and recreational use. Here are the top ten marijuana policy enactments of 2014:

1. LEGALIZATION IN OREGON: On November 4, an impressive 55 percent of Oregon voters passed a ballot initiative […]

By |December 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Washington State Legioslators Pre-File Marijuana Bills for Next Year

Washington’s roll-out for retail marijuana has been less than graceful, and figuring out what to do with the medical marijuana system in the state has become a bit of a fiasco. That doesn’t even address the grey market that has evolved because of retail’s high taxes. Needless to say, the medical and retail marijuana systems in Washington as they […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Neighboring States Sueing Colorado Over Marijuana Tourism

When Colorado legalized retail marijuana, the state had an expectation that marijuana tourism would play a factor in sales. By some estimates, as much as 70% of marijuana sales are made by vacationers from out of state. While shop owners will insistently tell customers that traveling out of state with marijuana is federally illegal, this hasn’t stopped people from […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Marijuana Legalization Halted in D.C. by Congress

Many marijuana advocates were hoping D.C. would become the first place on the east coast to fully legalize marijuana, when the voters in D.C. approved the marijuana initiative in November by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

A republican ran congress was able to insert language in a $1.1 trillion spending deal that bars the District from legalizing marijuana. Rather than trying […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Fixing Marijuana in Washington

While marijuana policies are continuing proliferate across the United States, it seems that the Washington was has stumbled by introducing I-502 before having a regulation policy for medical marijuana in the state.

Fixing marijuana policy and regulations in Washington is a priority and Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, plans to address the disconnect and get Washington’s marijuana regulations back on track […]

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

Tax Revenue Takes Lions Share of Retial Marijuana Profits

The launch of retail marijuana in Washington has been rough to say the least. Applications overwhelmed the Washington State Liquor Control Board, forcing a lottery that gave retail marijuana licenses to luckiest business owners instead of the most qualified.

What makes this particular industry even more challenging is the layer upon layer of taxation, and the businesses inability to write […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Seattle Mayor Proposes Medical Marijuana Regulations

After Washington State Legislators had several failed attempts over the years trying to pass regulation legislation for medical marijuana, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has published a Proposed Marijuana Regulatory License for medical marijuana operations.

The Proposed Marijuana Regulatory License comes just days after Seattle held a medical marijuana symposium to address the needs of medical marijuana patients and businesses. Many […]

By |December 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|