Washington

Tue
09
Jul

Working teens more likely to use cannabis than non-working teens

A recently published study has revealed a strange correlation between teens and marijuana use: teens with jobs are more likely to use cannabis than teens who are unemployed.

The study was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health and was conducted in Washington State. Led by Washington State University’s Assistant Professor Dr. Janessa Graves, the researchers analyzed data from 2010 and 2016 from the Healthy Youth Study, a study conducted yearly of 8th, 10th and 12th graders. The study asks students questions about cannabis use over the last 30 days as well as their job information.

Thu
27
Jun

San Francisco becomes first U.S. City to ban E-cig sales

In a completely unprecedented move, San Francisco is set to become the first city in the United States to ban the sales of e-cigarettes. Will others follow in their footsteps?

According to the new ordinance, which was unanimously passed by the city’s board of supervisors, “no person shall sell or distribute an electronic cigarette to a person in San Francisco”. There is one exception and that’s if the product has been reviewed and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug administration, which has yet to happen.

Thu
06
Jun

Seattle Hempfest files lawsuit against Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Lawyers for Seattle Events a Non-Profit Corporation, producer of Seattle Hempfest, have filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court to challenge the constitutionality of Washington State’s restrictions free speech rights of businesses licensed under the state’s 502 legal Cannabis program.

Thu
30
May

OK to smoke, not to grow? States with legal cannabis wrestle with homegrown pot

Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana have hit a potential snag that other states have wrestled with: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use.

The 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana have different "home grow" rules, with Michigan allowing individuals to grow as many as 12 plants and Washington state not allowing them to grow any.

DID YOU KNOW? "As of July 1, 2015, Oregonians can home grow of up to four plants per residence, regardless of how many people live in the residence. Four adults in one residence does not mean 16 plants. The limit is four per residence," according to the State of Oregon.

Thu
23
May

UW study looking at how marijuana impacts infants’ brain development

It’s safe to say that most baby books don’t tell pregnant women to sign up for marijuana studies, but the University of Washington is nonetheless recruiting.

The study is looking at whether prenatal marijuana use impacts infants’ brain development, outside of the influence of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Called the “Moms + Marijuana” study, the pregnant women will have their marijuana use tracked from the first trimester and until six months in to see if their infants’ brain are altered in any way.

Wed
22
May

Washington Lawmakers pass legislation facilitating expungement of past cannabis convictions

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions.

Tue
21
May

University of Washington announces study of marijuana use during pregnancy

Researchers at the University of Washington want to know how moms who consume cannabis during pregnancy impact infants’ brain development. Cannabis is legal for adults 21 and over in Washington. But marijuana, along with alcohol and tobacco, is a substance pregnant people are told to avoid. Yet UW researchers say there’s little data to support the public and health community’s admonition against consuming cannabis while pregnant.

Fri
03
May

Study: No link between legal weed & traffic deaths

Concerns about road safety are often cited as an argument against cannabis legalization. Now that seven years have passed since the historic votes by Colorado and Washington state to legalize, there is enough data for a statistical analysis of whether these fears are warranted — and one scholar has risen to the occasion. 

Fri
15
Mar

Washington lawmakers give hemp room to grow

Nearly identical hemp bills have passed the Senate and House, giving Washington farmers the chance to catch up with growers in some other states.

The Senate voted 49-0 on Tuesday to lift restrictions on where hemp can be grown, where seeds can be obtained and how harvested plants can be used. The House last week embraced the same policies in a 95-0 vote.

“I’m excited. I’m still letting it sink in,” said lobbyist Bonny Jo Peterson of the Industrial Hemp Association of Washington. “I’ve been confident, but I’m still amazed it’s going the way it’s going.”

Tue
12
Mar

Two Seattle cannabis software companies merging to build bigger stake in a growing market

Dauntless, Inc., a Seattle-area software developer providing point-of-sale and tracking software to the cannabis industry, has acquired pot sales software company Soro.

The combined companies aim to create an all-encompassing platform serving growers, packagers, and retailers across the U.S., said Soro CEO Jerry Tindall.

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