The price of marijuana is still higher in legal retail stores than on the existing black market, but by this time next year, growers and the state regulatory officials expect the price to drop and supply to grow, said panelists on KSFC Talks: The Budding Business of Marijuana, held live on 91.9 FM on September 23.
Sister station KPBX 91.1 FM will rebroadcast this forum Tuesday, Septemer 30 at Noon.
The amount of marijuana at legal stores in Washington has been in short supply since the stores opened in July, but that is expected to change soon. The fall harvest should bring a more abundant supply to those stores. And those outlets may take more of their share away from the black market.
A regional power planning group is nervous about burgeoning marijuana production in Washington and possibly Oregon. But it's not a moral or legal issue. It's about the amount of electricity that will be sucked up by pot growers.
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council is due to release a new 5-year power plan next year. But analysts have realized their predictions for power consumption are complicated by new electricity demands from indoor pot growers.
The US House gave a shout-out for Washington Congressman Dave Reichert this week - literally, a shout-out. Reichert, a west-side Republican and former county sheriff, wrote a bill to prohibit government welfare cards for being used to buy marijuana. Supporters called it the "no welfare for weed" bill.
Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 7:29 am
Colorado's new campaign to deter teen marijuana use tries to make the case that weed is bad for your brain.
One TV ad shows a group of teens lighting up inside a dark car as moody music plays in the background. The commercial cites a Duke University study that found a link between regular marijuana use and a lower IQ.