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Seattle City Council Unanimously Loosens Restriction on Cannabis Businesses

In a unanimous Monday vote, Seattle’s City Council gave approval to a proposal that drastically shrinks the buffer zones that separate legal cannabis businesses from locations such as public parks and schools. Under current state law, the buffer zone between cannabis businesses and public locations such as parks is set at 1,000 feet; however, the …

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Washington State Garners $16 Million in Taxes from Legal Cannabis in 2014

With less than 100 stores operating throughout the state, and despite sales not taking starting until July, Washington State garnered over $16 million in excise taxes from over $64 million in cannabis sold in 2014, according to recent figures released by the state’s Liquor Control Board. In total, 99 cannabis retail outlets have been licensed …

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Seattle’s Second Recreational Cannabis Retail Outlet Plans to Open Tuesday

Uncle Ike’s will become Seattle’s second recreational cannabis retail outlet on Tuesday when it opens at 2310 East Union Street. According to owner Ian Eisenberg, he received a license to open the shop from the state’s Liquor Control Board earlier this week, and says they should be ready to sell cannabis to anyone 21 and …

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Washington State Garners $148,256 in Taxes in First Three Days of Legal Cannabis Sales

In the first three days of legal recreational cannabis sales Washington State has earned nearly $150,000 in excise taxes, and that’s with just six outlets open on day one, and that number doesn’t include the money made from state and local sales taxes. In the first day of sales on Tuesday, the state earned $61,604 …

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