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Business
Legal Weed in Washington Earns Even More Revenue Than Expected

Legal Weed in Washington Earns Even More Revenue Than Expected

Experts predict that Washington State is going to make even more money than originally estimated off the state’s legal recreational marijuana market.

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council announced Wednesday that it expects the industry to bring in more than $694 million in tax revenue through mid-2019. In September, the council predicted that $636 million would be made in that time, showing an increase of $58 million in the estimate after just two months.

I wonder what it’ll be in January.

Legal
Washington’s Legal Marijuana Rules: The Ten Most Important Things To Know

Washington’s Legal Marijuana Rules: The Ten Most Important Things To Know

Woo-hoo! Weed is totally legal in Washington, right?! Wrong.

Washingtonian’s did not approve carte blanche pot legalization when they passed Initiative 502 in 2012. Rather, they ended failed cannabis prohibition in favor of an unprecedented cannabis regulation system that’s still in the works. Here’s the ten most important things to know about Washington’s new legal marijuana rules.

When do stores open?

Lifestyle
Best Marijauana Strains: 21 Ridiculous OG/Kush Names

20 Most Insane OG Kush Names

The marijuana strain OG Kush is the Coca-Cola of weed - easily the most name-brand variety in existence. Naturally, every grower and seller on WeedMaps.com has been spinning off the 17 year-old strain into their own variety and things have gotten quite out of hand.

Politics
WA Holds Hearing on Plan to Gut Medical Pot Law, Group Submits Patient Feedback

WA Holds Hearing on Plan to Gut Medical Pot Law, Group Submits Patient Feedback

Last month a legislatively-appointed workgroup suggested repealing most of Washington State's voter-enacted medical cannabis law—in part to ensure more revenue for the new voter-enacted recreational pot law. In the ensuing uproar from patients across the state, the workgroup scheduled a public hearing on the draft recommendations, set for this Wednesday, November 13 from 6-9 p.m. at 5300 Pacific Ave., Lacey, WA 98503.