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Over $1.2 Million in Recreational Cannabis Sold Each Day in Washington State

There’s over $1 million in recreational cannabis sold each day in Washington State among the 142 outlets that are reporting sales figures, according to the Liquor Control Board (LCB). According to the LCB (which will be renamed the Liquor and Cannabis Board on July 24th), there are 161 licensed recreational cannabis outlets throughout Washington State, …

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WA Liquor Control Board Confused About New Medical Cannabis Law

As part of the recent passage of Senate Bill 5052 in Washington State, those under 21 are no longer allowed to participate in collective gardens, or even so much as enter a dispensary. The law establishes a misdemeanor penalty for those under 21 who do participate in collectives. However, the state’s Liquor Control Board (LCB), …

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Average Price of Legal Cannabis Drops by Over Half in Washington State

The price of legal recreational cannabis has dropped significantly in recent months in Washington, according to new data released by the state’s Liquor Control Board. According to the Board, the average price of recreational cannabis throughout the state is $12 a gram. When sales began in July, average prices were near $30 a gram.

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WA Bill to End Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights, Scheduled for Public Hearing

A bill to shut down every medical cannabis dispensaries in Washington State, and to significantly reduce patients’ rights, has been scheduled for a public hearing on March 5th in the House Health Care and Wellness Committee. The measure has already been approved by the state’s Senate. Senate Bill 5052 would shut down every dispensary in …

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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 Liquor Control Board Issues Official Recommendations for Medical Cannabis Regulations

Today the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) released its official recommendations on regulating medical cannabis in the state. Tasked with regulating the upcoming recreational cannabis market brought forth by passage of Initiative 502 last year, the WSLCB was directed through a provision in the state’s budget to work with the state’s Department of Revenue …

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Seattle City Attorney Calls for More Recreational Cannabis Stores Than the Current Limit Allows

Thanks to the passage of Initiative 502 last November, recreational cannabis retail outlets will be opening throughout Washington State beginning next year. However, due to limitations set forth by the state’s Liquor Control Board – which is tasked with regulating the new market – 334 retail outlets will be allowed to open, with only 21 …

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Over 800 Applications Received in Washington State for Recreational Cannabis Business Licenses

In less than a week since the application process opened for recreational cannabis business licenses in Washington, the state has received over 800 applications from those wishing to grow, sell or process cannabis. According to Rick Garza, Director of the state’s Liquor Control Board – the entity tasked with handling recreational cannabis licenses – roughly …

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Washington To Begin Accepting Applications In November From Marijuana Retailers

By Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML Washington state regulators today finalized rules to govern the state’s nascent marijuana retail market. Beginning on November 18, regulators will begin formally accepting applications from those seeking state licenses to commercially produce, process, and sell cannabis to those age 21 and over. A press release regarding the state’s forthcoming …

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Over 300 Recreational Cannabis Stores to Open in Washington Under Proposed Regulations

Washington State’s Liquor Control Board, the entity tasked with regulating the newly-legal recreational cannabis industry, has released its latest draft regulations, which includes the number of retail outlets which will be allowed in each county. Under the proposed rules – which will be finalized by October 16th – a maximum of 334 retail outlets will …

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