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Viola Expands Presence to Washington State

News By Press Release Posted on October 26, 2020 Half a dozen of Viola’s ultra premium Strains to be made available Viola, a nationwide leader in the production and sale of premium quality cannabis products, founded by NBA veteran Al Harrington, today announced its official entry into Washington State. As states continue to legalize cannabis, Viola is breaking ground with expanded territory into the Pacific Northwest furthering the mission to grow its portfolio across the United States. A peek concentrate market, Washington kicks off the brand’s expansion in the west as the largest Black-owned MSO in the United States, doubling […]

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Study: States With Legal Cannabis Had Fewer Cases of Vaping Illness – Ganjapreneur

According to a Yale School of Public Health study, states with legal cannabis had fewer cases of e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI) than states with prohibition, according to a Westword report. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin accounted for a “high-prevalence cluster” of EVALI cases –  25 to 114 cases per 100,000 residents – while Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, the first five states to legalize cannabis, each had under one recorded case per 100,000 residents, the study found. Study author and Yale School of Public Health Assistant Professor Abigail Friedman said that […]

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250,000 Americans Work In Legal Cannabis And Jobs Are ‘Growing’ – Forbes

About a quarter of a million people currently work part-time or full-time in the cannabis industry according to Leafly.com and those numbers are expected to grow significantly as marijuana legalization expands into new states and as nascent markets become more established. California, by dint of sheer size, as well as its long history of legal medical marijuana, represents the state with most cannabis jobs. Washington state and Colorado, the first two to legalize recreational use, are next on the list. Even more conservative states like Oklahoma are on track to add thousands of jobs in cannabis. top 10 cannabis job […]

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House Call: Clearing the air – debunking myths about vaping – The Spokesman-Review

By Dr. Bob Riggs For The Spokesman-Review Earlier this year, flavored e-cigarette products quietly returned to shelves in stores across Washington, marking the end to a temporary ban on flavored vaping products throughout the state. The ban, originally mandated by local officials in response to the surging popularity of vaping among teens and young adults, came on the heels of newly recognized health risks associated with vaping. Despite what the research tells us about the detrimental effects of vaping, the number of students in Washington who reported vaping still rose 20% between 2016 and 2018. One explanation is the persistence […]

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SEATTLE – A superior court judge for the state of Washington dismissed all claims in a lawsuit blaming CCELL v – mg Magazine

Image: KG Design / Shutterstock.com SEATTLE – A superior court judge for the state of Washington dismissed all claims in a lawsuit blaming CCELL vaporizers and related THC cartridges for the plaintiff’s vaping-related illness. Charles Wilcoxen, a Puyallup Tribal Police officer, filed the suit in September 2019, charging Canna Brand Solutions, Conscious Cannabis, Rainbow’s Aloft, Leafwerx, MFused, and Jane’s Garden with contributing to the lipoid pneumonia for which he spent three days in the hospital. Wilcoxen used a vaporizer manufactured by CCELL and cartridges manufactured or sold by the respondents to alleviate pain and stress. Advertisement In his order, Judge […]

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Study links vaping to increased COVID-19 risk – Washington Examiner

A new study links vaping to an increased risk of contracting COVID-19. Earlier this month, an Illinois lawmaker, U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, wrote to the Food and Drug Administration demanding a ban on the sale of reduced-risk tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes. Krishnamoorthi referenced a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health that found being diagnosed with COVID-19 was five times more likely among young people who used e-cigarettes. Adam Johnson, a senior analyst with the website QuoteWizard, said those who use vaping products have a higher risk. “The pulmonary effects of smoking and e-cigarette use could increase the […]

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Washington Cannabis Retailers Targeted by Ongoing Scam – Ganjapreneur

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has issued a warning to retail cannabis stores in the state about an ongoing scam strategy that has been happening for more than a year, according to the alert. Called the “fire extinguisher scam,” the perpetrators contact store employees via VOIP, a technology that allows users to make calls over the internet rather than regular phones, and impersonate the store’s owner or their attorney. “Because the cannabis store employees truly believe they are communicating directly with the owner of the shop or their attorney, they have fallen for the scam.” — Excerpt, […]

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Washington Marijuana Jobs and Cannabis Careers

  Check out our job seeker’s guide to Washington marijuana jobs and cannabis careers to learn how to get hired in one of the industry’s most robust markets. Our guide covers Washington marijuana laws, estimated job count, different cannabis careers, and tips on how to get hired. What’s the Law? Washington has been at the forefront of marijuana legalization for years. In November 2012, the state was one of the first to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Medical cannabis use had been legal since 1998. Under the law, adults age 21 and older can buy and possess up to […]

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How to Become a Budtender in Washington

Do you want to know how to become a budtender in Washington? Our article covers basic things you need to know about this 420 career. Washington State has both recreational and medical cannabis programs. It’s vital to know the requirements you need to get hired in a pot shop. What Does a Budtender Do? Medical and adult-use budtenders have similar duties. Both positions are expected to help users find cannabis products. You must know about industry trends and the plant’s effects. Customers may ask you for suggestions for a specific condition. It’s helpful to know the differences between strains and […]

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