Seattle city attorney proposes marijuana home grows and more

If this proposal goes through, then Washington would be on par with Oregon, Alaska and Colorado on the rules for legalized marijuana both recreational and medical. If passed, it would make it legal to grow up to 6 marijuana plants at home. On Monday, Seattle city attorney Pete Holmes issued a sweeping policy proposal that calls for allowing people to grow pot at home, establishing vapor lounges and folding unregulated medical-cannabis dispensaries into the new state recreational system. Read more in the KIROtv.com...

Cannabis chemists look for professional recognition

Cannabis chemists are looking are petitioning for professional recognition with the American Chemistry Society (ACS) just like any other chemist in the world. Ezra Pryor, an ACS member who is the president of Ezchemconsulting, a consulting company in California that provides advice on the extraction, purification and incorporation of cannabis extracts and natural products. Pryor argues that cannabis chemistry is a rapidly expanding profession with many industry-specific issues. Read more of the Chemistry World article...

Viridian Sciences team update

With only a little more than four months of business in the cannabis industry, software company Viridian Sciences, nestled in the corner of a small brick office building on Main Street in Vancouver WA, is taking the world by storm with their one of a kind complete seed to sale business management software solution for the cannabis industry. One would think that being so new on the scene this company can’t have accomplished much, but you’d be wrong. Within the first few weeks after opening the doors to the office, this small company with ten employees at the time pulled off a major event – Weed and Weenies! Wow what a great time that was, it was a beautiful day, and a revolutionary one…the day MARIJUANA WAS LEGALLY SOLD FOR THE FIRST TIME in SW Washington State! Viridian Sciences was there when Main Street Marijuana, the first legal marijuana store in SW Washington opened their doors just a block up the road, so…we threw a heck of party! With music, munchies, water and vendors to keep the long line of consumers waiting for their turn in the pot shop entertained and hydrated. Next up, Seattle Hempfest and Tacoma CannaCon at the same time. CannaCon in the Tacoma Dome and Hempfest down on the waterfront in Seattle, for all intent and purpose, at opposite ends of the world.  We made a plan, and decided to divide and conquer. Three of us went to the three day Hempfest festival and seven went to the five day CannaCon conference.  Both were raging successes. This particular Hempfest held in Seattle WA, was the first Hempfest held since Recreational...

MJBA visits SW Washington!

We are thrilled to announce that our gregarious friends at MJBA are heading south next week for the first ever cannabusiness meetup in SW Washington! This event will be hosted by the regional software experts at Viridian Sciences, new business members of the fast-growing industry alliance. Here are the specifics: When:      Thursday, September 18 (6pm – 8pm) Where:     Vancouver Main Library (901 C Street, Vancouver, WA) RSVP:       Here If you don’t know much about MJBA here is a quick rundown: The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) was founded after historic voter referendums legalized recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado in November 2012. It is the mission of the MJBA to establish integrity and legitimacy, create common market standards, provide market intelligence, and develop best ethical business practices for participants in the emerging legal marijuana industry – including commercial hemp, medical marijuana and recreational marijuana for adults.  As the authoritative voice of legal marijuana in America, MJBA’s digital publications reach 1,000,000+ targeted MJ readers monthly. Consumers and businesses alike rely on MJBA’s targeted network of websites, e-letters and blogs for breaking industry news, legal updates and trending topics. We are excited to see everyone next Thursday! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions:...