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Legal Cannabis Week #70

Washington regulators release pot lottery details

Last week, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board released details about the lottery they intend to hold for retail cannabis licenses, along with an FAQ. Here are some headlines:

Retail pot-store openings move to early July
APR 2 | Seattle Times

Lottery process set for pot licenses
APR 2 | The Columbian

Liquor Board releases info on pot store license lottery
APR 2 | KIRO 7 News

Marijuana store license lottery process to start this month
APR 2 | Pacific Northwest Inlander

Lottery to decide who gets marijuana store licenses
APR 2 | Everett Herald

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Week in review

Brian Smith answered retail cannabis questions numbering a baker’s dozen.

Stephen Conlin purchased $7,000 in marijuana tax stamps intending to sell legal pot in Minnesota.

Florida politicians support a medical cannabis initiative.

U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn an Arizona ruling requiring cops to return Valerie Okun’s medical cannabis,

Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill decriminalizing cannabis in Washington, D.C.

Veterans treat post-traumatic stress disorder with cannabis.

Steven Holford told a UK judge to wait a few minutes for his cannabis sentencing.

Nevada started its new medical cannabis law.

Canada implemented new medical cannabis rules.

Bill and John Arbuthnot grow medical cannabis in Canada.

Anna Knecht delivered birthday cards to every Pennsylvania legislator asking to legalize medical cannabis.

Missouri legislators discussed medical cannabis and industrial hemp bills.

Virginians support medical cannabis 84% to 13%, survey says.

NORML hosts a legal seminar in Aspen this May.

Americans for Safe Access hosted a medical cannabis conference and Congressional lobby day.

Enumclaw City Council reviewed I-502 election results, which show a majority of Enumclaw residents support legal cannabis stores.

Americans believe cannabis legalization is inevitable by a 3-1 margin, survey says.

Cannabis increases in potency.

Federal asset forfeiture earns millions for local cops, even in states that legalized cannabis.

Michele Leonhart told Congress that cannabis legalization causes the DEA to fight harder to maintain prohibition.

Seattle police responded to a free cannabis complaint.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer thinks cannabis will be federally legal in 5 years.

Iowa State University changed a logo policy after the college NORML chapter got approval to use it.

Dane County, Wisconsin approved a referendum asking the state to legalize cannabis.

Bailiwick of Jersey legislators discussed medical cannabis legalization.

Georges Soros funds cannabis legalization.

Oregon cities differ in their tolerance for medical cannabis dispensaries.

Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a Kent ban on medical cannabis collective gardens is legal and that medical marijuana is illegal.

CBS postponed a Times Square Super Screen ad from

Levy Thamba died after jumping from a balcony while high on vacation in Colorado.

President Otto Perez suggested Guatemala may move forward with cannabis and opium legalization.

Uruguayan pot growers step out of the shadows.

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board approved procedures for the retail cannabis licensing lottery.

Safer Michigan Coalition announced a dozen local cannabis initiatives in Michigan.

The Arcview Group met in Boston.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police seized a shipment of pot bound for a newly-IPO’d medical cannabis producer.

Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a Kent ban on medical cannabis collective gardens is legal and that medical marijuana is illegal.

Illegal cannabis transactions continue in Colorado.

Alan Brochstein advises cannabis penny stock purchasers.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery asked a judge to clarify just how much hash oil medical cannabis patients may possess.

Doctors support medical cannabis, survey says.

Suquamish Tribe considers cannabis business ventures.

Seventeen applicants vie for retail pot licenses on San Juan Island.

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley intends to sign a cannabis decriminalization bill.

U.S. Postal Inspectors seized 45,000 pounds of pot last year.

Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association held its inaugural assembly in Jamaica.

Private investors fund cannabis properties.

Crime rates maintained pre-legalization levels in Denver.


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