Jan 242013
 January 24, 2013

national cannabis industry association ncia seattle mike mcginnFind Out How To Make Money In Washington State In The Legal Cannabis Industry

The ‘green rush’ is on in Washington State, and I’m sure many of you are trying to get your piece of the pie. Implementation of Washington’s I-502 will take awhile, and the details will be very important, as even minor things can have huge ramifications on your business model. I have seen many people try to crack into the cannabis industry, just to find out in the middle of it about a rule/statute/provision that they didn’t know about which resulted in the difference between failure and success. There is a great opportunity coming up in Seattle where people can hear about the I-502 implementation process from Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Below is more information:

On Monday, January 28, the National Cannabis IndustryAssociation – the national trade association representing legitimate cannabis businesses – is hosting a discussion with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on the implications of the passage of the new law taxing and regulating marijuana in the state.

The event will be taking place at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle. Admission is free for NCIA members and all other tickets are available in for $40 in advance $50 at the door. All proceeds benefit the National Cannabis Association, which lobbies in support of the legal cannabis industry in Washington, DC.

Discussion with Mayor Mike McGinn: I-502 and the legal cannabis industry
An NCIA Educational Series event

Washington Athletic Club
Monday, January 28, 2013
1325 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Doors: 6:30pm
Discussion and Q&A: 7:00-8:30pm
Networking reception: 8:30-10:00pm

 REGISTER ONLINE

Admission includes heavy appetizers and access to the discussion.

This will be a unique opportunity for Washington’s cannabis business professionals and reform advocates to hear from a top city official about how implementation of Washington’s groundbreaking legalization measure will impact them.

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  • Silverado

    On the local Seattle news tonight they showed the latest meeting put on by the State Liquor Board so they can “hear the people” about how they plan on implementing I-502. And that looked like lively – multi-vision affair and the “free market” (or at least the start of one) in action. So far…. Especially now that they have the US Attorney General and all of Washington DC “on their side”. Of course, I’ll believe THAT when I see it and wouldn’t trust that crowd as far as I could throw them. Look at what they’re doing everywhere else like in California, eastern Washington and Montana. They’re running roughshod over the local opposition and are even jailing medical marijuana activists in Montana, after the citizens voted overwhelmingly for medical MJ laws not that long ago. So if you’re looking to start a new legal weed related business, would you feel comfortable enough to…..invest your money?? Maybe up to several hundred thousand dollars??? On the word of these….criminals?? Hey – I’m just asking because I…..don’t know IF I would, yet.

    Anyway, the first time they do one of these federal raids on ANY state sanctioned and legal enterprise for lack of a better term especially after telling the new Governor that they won’t be doing that, the Feds will lose any credibility they had left AND a cadre of Washington state lawyers EAGER for battle against the federal leviathan on a Constitutional and state’s rights issue so positively supported by the people, will be unleashed. I just hope all these ganja entrepreneurs won’t be prosecutorial meat-on-the-hoof for the federal villains who would gladly carry out orders to the contrary and try and jail everyone of them. Of course in western Washington they couldn’t ever get a jury to go along with them but that doesn’t mean these creeps wouldn’t try.

    Finally, the more I think about it the more I DON’T like the part of the new state bill that keeps growing cannabis illegal. They theoretically could wipe out the black market in weed in one fell swoop by using BIG- Ag to grow the initial state crop which would have to be HUGE (so there’s no more shortages) and they could establish a sub $100 ceiling for an ounce of QUALITY weed by flooding the market to wipe the higher priced growers and put them out of business once and for all. Will they do this??? Nope, though they should (I would if I was the new weed czar in Washington state)….they’ll fuck this up so that they can throw growers in jail AND keep their prices on their approved strains (after all now it’s a health issue) high enough, with a supply limited enough that NOTHING at least as far as I’m concerned looks to me like it will change….ever. I’m thinking there’s too many things here that are true unknowns and MUST go right in order for this scheme to work. And there’s only one thing that has to go wrong to throw it ALL off track and into the federal ditch. Good luck Washington state Ganja entrepreneurs in the public eye – you guys are gonna need it!!!! (I prefer the shadows to the limelight but IRREGARDLESS, there’s $$ to be made, that’s for sure.)