Report: Domestic hemp production soaring in 2019

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director State regulators licensed farmers and researchers to cultivate over 500,000 total acres of industrial hemp in the first half of 2019, according...

Vaping controversy reveals dangers of bootlegged products

Producers and retailers of vaping products make the distinction that bootlegged vaping products are to blame for recent illnesses, not those made by reputable companies that follow...

The Burning Question – When Will SAFE Banking Get A Vote?

By Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager With Congress returning from their annual August recess, all I seem to be asked is, “When will we get a vote...

Listen and Learn Forum: Draft conceptual penalty rules

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is hosting a Listen and Learn forum concerning draft conceptual penalty rules released on August 29, 2019 (https://tinyurl.com/y4ssr4es). An agenda is available at https://tinyurl.com/y3xdgddb to...

Cannabis Board releases draft conceptual marijuana enforcement rules

Consistent with our message of August 15 (https://admin.govdelivery.com/session/new), the below links are copies of draft conceptual marijuana enforcement rules for your review. The first version (https://lcb.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/rules/Compliance-and-Penalty-Rule-Conceputal-Rule-Draft-V6_082919_Redline-Version.pdf) includes markups the second version (https://lcb.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/rules/Compliance-and-Penalty-Rule-Conceputal-Rule-Draft-V6_082919_FINAL-Nonredline-Version.pdf)...

CBD food ingredient now banned in Washington State

By Matt Nagle The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has officially banned hemp CBD as a food ingredient, making Oregon the only western state left where consumers...

Free weed for those in need: An actual Washington law?

By Gradi Jordan Compassion is one thing the cannabis industry was initially built upon, at least in the early days before recreational sales and profits took precedence over...

Trump gives nod to states’ rights to legalize cannabis Numerous cannabis topics on the...

By Matt Nagle The internet seemed all abuzz this week following a few words that President Donald Trump spoke concerning the legalization of cannabis. Addressing reporters on Aug....

Grading the Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Amy Klobuchar

By Molly Nelson Every Saturday, cannalawblog.com has been running a series of blog posts that take a close look at the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We...

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Andrew Yang

By Molly Nelson Every Saturday, cannalawblog.com has been running a series of blog posts that take a close look at the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We...