Featured Oregon Canna-Business: Portland’s Kozy House Snacks

Insanely Delicious Edibles

Company: Kozy House Snacks Owner: Vivian Lee Location: Portland, Oregon Vivian Lee has always loved cooking and baking – so much so that she left a long-standing law practice so she could focus on it in early 2015. Lee founded her own snack food and granola company, Lucky Rabbit Granola and Snacks, in May 2015 Read the full article…

Dauntless and Front Runner Partner To Deliver Real-Time Data For Cannabis Industry

Clark Musser and Brian Yauger are partnering to provide better business intelligence to MJ businesses in WA.

WASHINGTON: Cannabis technology providers Dauntless Software, Inc. and Front Runner, powered by TetraTrak,  have teamed up in an effort to deliver best-in-class business intelligence to their customers, the two companies announced last week at the Marijuana Business Association’s 2015 Washington Marijuana Producer/Processor Seminar in Spokane, WA. As part of the partnership, Dauntless will deliver real-time data Read the full article…

Washington Pot Sales Still On The Rise, Despite Oregon Recreational Launch

sales have dipped in Vancouver, but not enough to counter the month by month growth that has continued across the entire state of Washington since recreational cannabis was legalized in July, 2014.

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON: Marijuana sales in Washington continued to grow in October, despite fears that the launch of Oregon’s recreational market would end the trend. Washington pot stores sold $61.3 million worth of product in October, a smaller than usual gain over September sales of $59.6 million, but a gain nonetheless. Read the full article…

Oregon Sucking Life From Southern Stores

it is clear from the distribution of sales LOSSES at the store level that cannabis acquisition does not appear to be respecting State boundaries (either now, or before Oregon’s change, or both).

By Dr. James MacRae WASHINGTON:  The Vampires appear to have moved from Forks to Oregon, and they are sucking our southernmost state-legal cannabis stores dry. Actually, that’s a bit dramatic, but I thought the imagery fit the attached map picturing the change in Store-level Retail Sales levels from September to October of this year.  Green represents growth in sales, Yellow is Read the full article…

OLCC Adopts Temporary Rules For Retail Marijuana Sales

OLCC releases temp rules

OREGON:  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted to accept temporary rules that will govern Oregon’s retail marijuana system once it’s fully operational next year. The rules would limit the size of growing operations and prohibit medical and recreational stores under one roof. The on-site use of marijuana would be prohibited, and delivery of pot would face stiff Read the full article…

Portland City Council Votes Down ‘Green Light’ Marijuana District

Commissioner Dan Saltzman introduced the amendment. He believes a concentration of pot businesses in the central city including downtown, the Lloyd District and South Waterfront would attract tourists.

OREGON: The Portland City Council voted down the “Green Light District,” deciding against easing restrictions on marijuana sales in the central downtown area by lifting a 1,000-foot buffer between pot businesses. Mayor Charlie Hales said the idea could be brought up at a later time. Commissioner Dan Saltzman introduced the amendment. He believes a concentration of pot businesses Read the full article…

‘Marijuana Resort’ Budding In South Dakota, Set To Open By Year’s End

Flandreau Santee Sioux reservation

SOUTH DAKOTA: The marijuana plants are already growing in a remodeled building on the Flandreau Santee Sioux reservation as the southeast South Dakota tribe shoots for a New Year’s Eve opening for its first-of-its-kind resort. The state-of-the-art marijuana growing operation with its 65 strains of plants is in its infancy as finishing touches are being Read the full article…

Bridging The Gap Between Dispensaries And Banks

Because marijuana is illegal federally, most banks won't take the money.

OREGON: In the first week of recreational pot sales, Oregon dispensaries raked in $11 million. But the multi-million dollar question remains: Where should people in the industry be putting their money? Because marijuana is illegal federally, most banks won’t take the money. “We’ve been repeatedly turned down because our company is cannabis based,” said Dan of. Last year the Read the full article…

Vancouver WA Pot Shops Report Traffic Dips After Oregon Sales Launch

Main Street Marijuana, the largest retail store in Washington, dropped its sales prices by 25 percent a few days prior to Oct. 1 in hopes of luring Portlanders over the border.

By Sue Vorenberg WASHINGTON: Pot shops in Vancouver, Washington, reported weekend traffic dips of 10 to 20 percent after the launch of Oregon’s early start recreational cannabis sales on Oct. 1, 2015. Stores in the city, including two of the three largest pot shops in Washington, have been heavily dependent on Portland consumers, who frequently crossed Read the full article…

Notes From Oregon’s First Day Of Legal Cannabis Sales

Instead of grudgingly accepting the market (as we’ve seen in some Washington cities and I’m sure in some of Oregon’s more rural towns as well), Portland and its residents seem to openly and lovingly welcome it.

By Sue Vorenberg OREGON:  There was a prevalent party vibe in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 1, 2015 – the first day of legal recreational cannabis sales in the state. Having covered the launch and evolution of Washington’s recreational cannabis system over the past several years, I was extremely curious to see how Oregon’s first day Read the full article…