Washington

Wed
26
Aug

The Oddest Cannabis Laws And Regulations

The history of cannabis laws and regulations in the United States is a complicated, convoluted affair that has arguably only gotten more confusing as more and more states launch legal medical and recreational marijuana programs. The result can sometimes be, well, a bit odd.

The following is a short list of some of the stranger cannabis regulations currently on the books in the US. 

1. Don’t transport marijuana by boat in California 

Don't transport marijuana by boat in California

Make sure not to run fowl of the law in California. (wiroklyngz/123rf)

Thu
20
Aug

A Quick Comparison Of Cannabis Tax Revenue By State

For the past century, America has been in a fierce debate regarding the legal status of marijuana. And while individuals on both sides of the issue are passionate about their positions regarding the morality and safety of cannabis, those against legalization have largely had their way— until very recently.

Wed
19
Aug

U.S. Cannabis Price – Which Is The Most Expensive State?

Cannabis is the new must-have product in legal States, opening up an industry that didn’t exist before, and diverting money from the longstanding cannabis black market. But change doesn’t always come cheap, and depending on where you live, the taxes are steep, and the price of cannabis is skyrocketing.

About 10 years ago I used to pay about $50 for an 1/8 of good stuff in New York. Around that time, I could get that same 1/8 in Oregon for $10-15 less, highlighting one of the big price differences that has often existed for cannabis between the East and West coasts of the US, a standard that could be changed or erased by the inclusion of a legal cannabis market.

Mon
27
Jul

Study: Marijuana Legalization Does Not Increase Crime in Neighboring States

According to a new study legalizing marijuana for all uses is not associated with an increase in crime in neighboring states. The study was published in The Journal of Drug Issues: Its full title is The spillover effect of recreational marijuana legalization on crime: Evidence from neighboring states of Colorado and Washington state.

Tue
09
Jun

Washington May Redefine What It Means To Own A Marijuana Business

On May 20, 2020, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) held a virtual listen and learn forum on 

Mon
01
Jun

Washington and Colorado Saw Spike in Tourism Following Marijuana Legalization

Both Washington and Colorado saw a significant increase in tourism associated with the legalization of marijuana. This is according to a new study, titled (Pot)heads un bed: The effect of marijuana on hotel occupancy in Colorado and Washington, was published in the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy.

For the study researchers compared rates of hotel occupancy in Colorado and Washington following legalization, and compared it with other states. They found a “large increase in hotel rooms rented in Colorado” following legalization.

Fri
22
May

New Poll Shows Those Living In Cannabis-Legal States Consider The Law Successful

For residents in states that have legalized marijuana, the grass is indeed greener on their side.

That’s the takeaway from new polling data released earlier this month. The survey, from pollster YouGov, found that in “many states where recreational cannabis is legal, a plurality of citizens believes these laws have been more of a success than a failure overall.” 

Wed
20
May

Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws in Colorado and Washington is associated with increased tourism in both states, according to data published in the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy.

A team of researchers affiliated with Berry College in Georgia compared rates of hotel occupancy in Colorado and Washington post-legalization as compared to trends in other non-legal states.

Tue
19
May

How WA Marijuana Businesses Have Stayed Open During Pandemic

A trip to the marijuana store is one of the few retail experiences we have outside of visiting the grocery store. So what can be learned from marijuana businesses during this stretch?

On January 21, 2020, a man in Washington State was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus after he traveled to China. This was the first confirmed case in the United States. A little over a month later, on February 29, a man in Washington died from what we were now calling COVID-19. This was the first reported COVID-19 death in the United States, though we would later learn that two residents of a nursing home in Washington State had died a few days before and a man in California’s autopsy later confirmed that he had succumbed to the virus on February 6.

Fri
15
May

Poll: Respondents in Adult-Use Marijuana States Say Legalization Has Been Successful

Most adults living in states where marijuana use is legal view the policy change as successful, according to state-specific polling data compiled by YouGov.com.

Respondents in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, and Washington were asked their opinion regarding whether their state’s adult-use legalization policy “has been a success or a failure.”

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