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What 420 Looked Like in Three Cannabis-Friendly States

May 23, 2017

420 in Denver Civic Center Park, what 420 looked likeAs more states and citizens embrace marijuana legalization, 420 festivals are becoming a national celebration. States including California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada ushered in recreational usage in the November 2016 election cycle. Other states are decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, fostering a more liberal and open marijuana political landscape. Even the tumultuous first months of the Trump presidency haven't dissuaded marijuana advocates and activists from celebrating – or using – the herb. April 20, 2017, was a culmination of cannabis creativity and celebration for some states, while others noticeably forgot to go green. No matter the state of the political landscape, the states that already won their marijuana legal victories celebrated the high holiday with enthusiasm. Here's our round-up of three standout states that celebrate 4/20 with flair, fun, and plenty of pot.

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California Marijuana, Colorado Marijuana, Washington Marijuana
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The History of Weed in Seattle

May 22, 2017

History of weed in SeattleYear after year, cannabis enters the visibility of more and more state legislatures, often coming to a public vote. In 2016, more states in than in any other year passed medical or recreational marijuana laws, and the recent surge of unabashed acceptance of cannabis legalization has found itself leveraged socially across the country as a tax revenue and job creation machine. We all know, however, marijuana use always has history deeper than the laws we have recently built around its use. The Seattle Times has been reporting about cannabis for 115 years, the medical market has been legal since the late 1990s, and recreational is reaching its third full year of operational sales.

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Washington Dispensaries, Washington Marijuana
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Seattle Marijuana Industry Success Stories

May 22, 2017

Seattle marijuana industry success storiesSeattle is a city that cherishes creativity, open-mindedness and cannabis. It's also one of the most entrepreneurial cities in the world. Technology innovators and world-class artists infiltrate Seattle at every corner and continue to push progressive ways of thinking into the business world. Some of the brightest minds in the cannabis industry were born in Washington state and never left. Others came from all around the United States and made a giant footprint in the Pacific Northwest.

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Cannabis Consumer Buying Trends in Seattle

May 20, 2017

BEST DISPENSARIES IN SEATTLECannabis is for everyone. At least, that's what consumer trends from Seattle, Washington are reflecting — marijuana use can be seen in all different groups of adults. The data from the Pacific Northwest are representative of national figures, reflecting other states that have both medical and recreational legalization.

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Seattle Weed Revenue Projection

May 19, 2017

Seattle weed revenue projectionsSeattle, Washington is the current home of the nation's largest operational recreational market, generating over $1 billion in sales annually. With California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and Vermont poised to swell legal sales in the next few years, many people are wondering how much this will affect sales volume and revenue projections for weed revenue in Seattle or other, larger legal marijuana markets (such as Denver or Portland).  

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Newest Seattle Marijuana Tech Companies

May 19, 2017

newest Seattle marijuana tech companiesAs a leader in the cannabis revolution and the home of tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon, it only makes sense that western Washington is a hub for marijuana technology. The city of Seattle and its surrounding area is home to innovators in extraction techniques, software development, and lab testing for the cannabis industry. Seattle is embracing its role in pushing the industry forward with new devices and software that improve the products while delivering cost savings to local business owners.

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Best Seattle Medical Marijuana Patient Deals

May 18, 2017

Seattle medical marijuana patient dealsWith great power comes great responsibility. We at Leafbuyer are able to gather a huge amount of data on retail cannabis, and thus, it's our responsibility to highlight the best, most affordable, and highest-quality marijuana dispensaries around. In Seattle, Washington, there are several dispensaries that offer the best medical marijuana patient deals. From day-of-the-week specials to rotating coupons, check out the best grabs from around the city.

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Where to Find the Best Cannabis Jobs in Seattle

May 17, 2017

Seattle and Tacoma marijuana skylineWith its progressive politics, limitless entertainment options and cannabis-friendly atmosphere, Seattle is an amazing place to live for lovers of the magical green plant. The tech industry is a huge draw for locals and out-of-towners alike, but there's a new game in town: the exploding cannabis community of the Pacific Northwest.

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Marijuana, Marijuana Business and Industry, Washington Dispensaries, Washington Marijuana
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How is Seattle Protecting Marijuana From the Feds?

May 16, 2017

seattle protecting marijuana Jeff Sessions is unable to use his legal authority as US Attorney General — head of the Justice department — to extract voter dollars to crackdown on medical marijuana by way of a budgetary amendment titled the "Rohrabacher-Farr Act".
While this lends a fair amount of protection to the medical industry across the country, the Justice Department has no such barriers blocking the use of federal funds to hastily move to rollback Obama-era drug policy, including the lax enforcement on recreational marijuana. Many local and state governments have begun crafting policy to combat a federal crackdown.

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The Dope Cup Brings Swag to Seattle 420

May 4, 2017

 dope cup, Seattle 420An April 20th celebration brought a new twist to the phrase, "my cup runneth over." The Dope Cup, hosted in Seattle, returned to Washington for its sixth consecutive year. The Ionic Vape-hosted–in conjunction with Dope Magazine–event was a conglomeration of cannabis lovers in the Northwest, ranking businesses within the industry from across 18 product categories.

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