April 2018

Looks matter to those shopping for sativas, indicas and hybrids: about 88% of them want to look out for cannabis brands with strong positioning and design that comes across as ‘successful’ and ‘professional’. This was one of a variety of findings from a recent survey conducted by Brand Keys, a research consultancy for brand engagement […]

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission will begin taking applications for “priority certification” on Monday of marijuana businesses. Operators of medical marijuana dispensaries seeking to expand into commercial sales are eligible for priority certification, as are prospective cannabis businesses that seek to operate in low-income or minority communities that were disproportionately affected by the so-called war on […]

The Rohrabacher-Leahy Amendment says the U.S. Department of Justice cannot use federal dollars to prosecute state-licensed cannabis businesses. Daniel Smithson @DanielTSmithson Quietly passed with the controversial 2018 omnibus appropriations package, a $1.3 trillion congressional spending bill, was the Rohrabacher-Leahy Amendment, which restored protection of medical cannabis cultivators from federal prosecution. The amendment says the U.S. Department […]

The Rohrabacher-Leahy Amendment says the U.S. Department of Justice cannot use federal dollars to prosecute state-licensed cannabis businesses. Daniel Smithson @DanielTSmithson Quietly passed with the controversial 2018 omnibus appropriations package, a $1.3 trillion congressional spending bill, was the Rohrabacher-Leahy Amendment, which restored protection of medical cannabis cultivators from federal prosecution. The amendment says the U.S. Department […]

Imbimbo feels county supervisors have paid lip service to area’s small-scale farmers, but that policies don’t support that mission. Neighbors of his bought a wooded property last year and applied to the county to grow in three locations: inside a structure and a greenhouse and outside. One of the owners, a Sacramento-area man, said he […]

Chuckles still burst from corners of the room when a cannabis retailer is announced among the sponsors during Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce events. It happened late last year during the annual Business Awards Showcase, and then earlier this year at the organization’s first quarterly luncheon. Sales taxes and distributions from the state’s marijuana […]