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Over $1.28 Billion in Legal Cannabis Sold in Washington State this Year

There has been nearly $1.3 billion in legal cannabis sold in Washington state so far this year. This is according to new data released by Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board. From January 1st of this year, to the end of November, there was $1,285,567,300 worth of legal cannabis sold. With a full month still remaining, …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

WA: Legal Cannabis Sales Surpass $140 Million in October, New Record

Washington State has once again broken a record for legal cannabis sales. In October there was $141,031,391 worth of legal cannabis sold in Washington. This surpasses the previous record set last month, when roughly $139 million was sold. For comparison sake, there was $126 million in legal cannabis sold in the last full month data …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

$139.6 Million in Legal Cannabis Sold in Washington in September, $26 Million in Taxes Garnered

There was $139,621,291 in legal cannabis sold in Washington State in the month of September. This represents a roughly $10 million increase from sales in August, which at the time set the record for the highest amount of legal cannabis sold in a state in a given month. The nearly $140 million in legal cannabis …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Over $130 Million in Legal Cannabis Sold in Washington State in August

There was over $130 million in legal cannabis sold in Washington in the month of August, resulting in roughly $25 million in taxes, according to new data released by the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board. So far for fiscal year 2017, which began on July 1st, there has been nearly $250 million in legal cannabis …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Washington Has Harsher Felony Cannabis Possession Laws than 32 Other States

Washington is one of four states where the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis is legal for those 21 and older, including its distribution through licensed retail outlets. With that in mind, you might be surprised to know that in regards to felony cannabis possession laws, Washington’s are harsher than 32 states, including …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

WA: Over 5.3 Million Pounds of Legal Cannabis Sold in July

In July alone there was 5.3 million pounds of legal cannabis sold in Washington State, according to data released by the Liquor and Cannabis Board. These sales resulted in roughly $20 million in taxes. In addition to the 5.3 million pounds of “usable” cannabis sold, there was 485,000 units of cannabis extracts sold, 285,000 units …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Possessing Over 40 Grams of Cannabis, or Sharing Any Amount, is a Felony in Washington State

It’s been over three and a half years since voters in Washington State gave approval to Initiative 502, legalizing the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older. Thousands of arrest have been prevented since the law took effect, and millions in dollars of taxes have been garnered for the …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

King County, WA Lifts Ban on Cannabis Businesses

The King County Council has voted 5 to 3 to lift their ban on legal cannabis businesses. Under the new law, cannabis businesses that are licensed with the state will be authorized to operate within unincorporated King County. There are some restrictions, however, such as cannabis grow operations being required to be on parcels of …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Washington State’s New Medical Cannabis Law Takes Effect July 1st

Senate Bill 5052, a Washington measure to close every medical cannabis dispensary that’s not licensed with the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board while drastically reducing the amount of cannabis qualified patients can possess and cultivate, takes full effect on July 1st. Senate Bill 5052 – signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on April 24, …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Washington Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Hemp Bill

Recently we reported that Washington State Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a bill to legalize industrial hemp for research purposes – in addition to 26 other bills – due to the legislature failing to pass an unrelated budget bill. Now, the legislature has overriden the governor’s veto, enacting the bill into law. Senate Bill 6206 was …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.