I last wrote about the virus on March 9, 2020. Six days later, the newspapers carrying my column lost 90% of their revenue, and I lost 100% of my syndicated column. At that time, Governor Kate Brown declared a statewide State of Emergency the night before, and the scope of
Cannabis Now Employs Nearly 250,000
Leafly has released their fourth annual Cannabis Jobs Report, and despite the troubling news of hundreds of recent industry layoffs, cannabis remains a fast track growth industry. The numbers and industry expansion are impressive, but are still just a fraction of what would be possible when cannabis is eventually made legal.
Washington State Wants To Water Down Concentrates
A group of Washington State lawmakers have put forth a bill which, while being well intentioned, could result in greater harm to the group of cannabis consumers they're expressing concern over protecting. It would also drastically reduce the quality and selection of products available to cannabis consumers, and send Washington consumers
Drones Delivering The Dro Coming To Seattle?
Robberies Of Washington State Cannabis Facilities Leads to Changes
Officials at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WLCB) have responded to requests from numerous cannabis businesses to make a change in the way information about the businesses is shared with the public. After several cannabis businesses were recently burglarized, the WLCB has agreed to remove a map on its
Someone Is Robbing Washington Cannabis Growers
With all the expensive and visually intimidating security equipment and other measures that licensed cannabis producers are required install and maintain, you wouldn't think weed thefts would be a concern. Sun-grown and greenhouse crops are a different story, based on the tens of thousands of square feet they occupy. But indoor?
Cannabis Convictions In Washington State Are Being Expunged
If you were unlucky enough to be convicted for misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor cannabis offenses in Washington State prior to cannabis being legalized, well, that really sucks, and I'm sorry. The vile absurdity of how we treat those who partook of weed before it became a taxed and regulated commodity remains
The UW Wants To Pay Pregnant Pot Users For Interviews
Illegal Cannabis Grows On Federal Lands Down in Oregon, Washington
Among the bad things cannabis prohibition wrought was the environmental damage brought on by illicit growers who secretly set up shop in our big, beautiful national forests. These growers weren't striving for permaculture—no Clean Green organic certification in these operation. In fact, one of the not-so-secret shames of the cannabis industry
Cannabis Growing Spaces in Washington State Are Underutilized
Washington State May Expunge Cannabis Offenses
Washington Cannabis Dispensaries Fail ID Compliance Check
On Wednesday morning, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board revealed that they had just completed "compliance checks" to make recreational dispensaries were only selling to canna-consumers aged 21 and over. These checks, the first ones performed, were held in Western Washington, and involved 22 recreational cannabis shops. So, how
Washington State Cannabis News Update
Reefer Roundup: This Week In Cannabis News
It's time for a "Reefer Roundup" of cannabis news you may have missed, or simply got high, and forgotten you'd seen. It happens. (Most) Drugs Are Bad, Mmmmkay? Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of Nature, has published findings that rank the "risk of death associated with the use of a variety of commonly
Dispensary Dispatch: When Washington Began Selling Cannabis
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