Election 2012

Colorado Grants Charter to Credit Union for Cannabis Industry
The Colorado Division of Financial Services issued the charter Wednesday to The Fourth Corner Credit Union, which could open in January.

DENVER, CO — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve its cash-only marijuana industry. However, before it can open permanently for business, action is also required by the National Credit Union Administration and Federal Reserve. The Colorado Division of Financial Services issued the charter Wednesday to The Fourth Corner Credit […]

Washington’s First Retail Marijuana Auction Nets $600,000

PROSSER, WA — Washington state’s first marijuana auction brought in about $600,000. Fireweed Farms of Prosser sold about 300 pounds of pot to state-licensed processors and retailers Saturday. Bidding took place under a black tent fronted by tall heaters, and the event was monitored by at least two representatives of the Washington Liquor Control Board. […]

MJ Freeway Announces Full Integration With Washington State LCB’s Seed-to-Sale Traceability System for Retail Marijuana Sales

DENVER, CO — MJ Freeway, a cannabis business software platform, has to announced its integration with the Washington State Liquor Control Board’s traceability system. MJ Freeway serves cannabis cultivators, infused product producers and dispensaries in providing its premier business management platform built from the ground up specifically for the marijuana industry. MJ Freeway provides integration with […]

Colorado Backs Down from Proposal to Ban Marijuana Edibles

DENVER, CO — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then backtracked away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state marijuana regulators they should limit edible cannabis products on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are […]

Massachusetts Launches Mandatory Medical Marijuana Registration System
Patients must register with the state by January 1, 2015 in order to possess medical marijuana. Paper written certifications will no longer be valid as of February 1st, 2015.

BOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has launched a mandatory medical marijuana patient and caregiver registration system. The “Medical Use of Marijuana Online System” is now available for qualifying patients to register to possess marijuana for medical purposes, and patients must do so before the end of the year.  For patients without […]

Seattle City Attorney to Dismiss Marijuana Possession Tickets

SEATTLE, WA  — Seattle’s elected prosecutor said Monday he’s dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law. In a briefing to the City Council on Monday, City […]

Coloradans Still Support Legal Marijuana Sales, Poll Finds

DENVER, CO — Since Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012, and after the historic first sales of recreational marijuana began in January 2014, a majority of state residents still support legal marijuana sales. A new NBC News/Marist Poll demonstrates that 55 percent of adult Colorado residents back the law that made the regulated use, possession, and […]

Colorado Retail Pot Sales Surpass Medical Marijuana for the First Time

DENVER, CO — Retail marijuana purchasers in July outspent medical cannabis buyers for the first time since the launch of Colorado’s adult-use market 9 months ago. The state’s Department of Revenue recently reported that customers bought $29.7 million worth of legal marijuana last month, $5 million more than June, surpassing medical marijuana purchases which totaled $28.9 million in sales. Interestingly, this […]

Washington Judge Upholds Suburb’s Ban of Retail Marijuana Shops

TACOMA, WA — In a case with big implications for Washington fledgling retail marijuana industry, a state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling after extensive arguments over whether Initiative 502, the voter-approved state law that legalizes adults’ recreational […]

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