WSLCB new tracking system (Leaf Data) hobbling Washington marijuana businesses

Widespread technology issues with the state’s new pot-tracking system have kept marijuana growers and sellers scrambling since last week, and store managers say they’re beginning to worry about increasingly sparse shelves. Washington state requires marijuana products to be tracked from seed-to-sale, or from when its planted to when it’s sold to a pot user, [...]

Uruguay detects legal marijuana in the irregular market

MONTEVIDEO (AP) - Uruguayan authorities have discovered that a certain amount of marijuana grown legally under the market that the country established in 2013 is selling irregularly. Diego Olivera, director of the Institute of Regulation and Control of Cannabis and president of the Board of Drugs, confirmed on Monday to The Asocciated Press that [...]

Mexican tourism secretary says legal pot idea was ‘personal

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s tourism secretary has suggested that legalizing marijuana could help reduce drug violence at big tourist resorts. He’s also racing to dampen controversy over the statement, saying he wasn’t speaking in an official capacity. Enrique de la Madrid said Thursday that marijuana should be legalized in tourist resorts, to diminish drug [...]

OLCC Stiffens Penalties for Underage Sales of Marijuana

Portland, OR -- The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved a temporary rule increasing the penalties for marijuana retail licensees that sell marijuana to minors. The rule includes a provision to revoke an individual’s marijuana worker permit if the permittee intentionally sells marijuana to a minor. For a first time offense of the unintentional [...]

By | 2018-02-15T18:11:11+00:00 January 26th, 2018|- Oregon, Education, Governments, RMMCnewsfeed|0 Comments

Idaho CBD bill introduced recently to the The House Health and Welfare Committee

Idaho CBD bill would allow use of marijuana derivative BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently introduced bill would allow residents to use oil extracted from cannabis plants in staunchly anti-marijuana Idaho as long as the product is prescribed by a licensed practitioner. Under the proposed legislation, Idahoans seeking to use the oil for medical [...]

By | 2018-02-15T18:11:30+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Governments, Random Cannabis News, RMMCnewsfeed|0 Comments

US attorney reiterates hard-line on federal pot law enforcement

BOSTON -- Opioid crimes are his top drug enforcement priority, but U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters Wednesday that his enforcement of federal marijuana laws could ensnare anyone from an hourly wage employee at a marijuana dispensary to a bank that opens an account for a pot shop. During a meeting with reporters [...]