May 11 In Portland: “Don’t Go Up in Smoke” —Workplace Law for Canna-Businesses

For years it has been rumored that Monsanto was developing genetically modified cannabis in advance of federal legalization.

OREGON:  As the cannabis industry expands, so do the number of workers in weed.  Managing a rapidly expanding organization can present a myriad of challenges for any new business, and business operators in the heavily-regulated licensed marijuana industry face additional complexities.  Employment law and the legal cannabis industry is the topic of  “Don’t Go Up In Smoke,” Read the full article…

Regular Cannabis Use Associated With Lower BMI, No Adverse Effect On Bone Density

cannabis helps fight obesity

OREGON: Those subjects who consume cannabis more than five times per month possess, on average, lower body mass index (BMI) than do those who do not use the substance, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Archives of Osteoporosis. Researchers at Oregon’s Health and Science University assessed the relationship between cannabis use and a Read the full article…

Oregon Economist Beau Whitney Releases Cannabis Jobs Report

One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana.

12,500 Cannabis Jobs in Oregon Generating $315 Million in Wages OREGON: Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics today released the results of “Cannabis Employment Estimates,” a report compiled at the request of the Oregon State House of Representatives Committee on Economic Development and Trade on the number of jobs associated with the Oregon Read the full article…

Oregrown Flagship Grand Reopening March 3

Oregrown Grand Reopening is March 3rd

OREGON: Oregrown Industries will celebrate the grand reopening of its flagship store with music, food and beverages this Friday, March 3 from 4-6 p.m. at 1199 NW Wall Street in downtown Bend. The event marks the completion of construction of an expansion that has nearly tripled the size of the company’s retail store. “Oregrown was launched four years ago by a group Read the full article…

Herbonomics: Looking at Portland, OR Cannabis Licensing Trends

he data speaks volumes. How is it that only 16 non retail marijuana licenses have been issued in four months. This is creating extreme economic hardship for many businesses.

By Beau Whitney OREGON: In advance of my talk this week at the CCC Show in Portland, I want to share an analysis I put together on the City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement Marijuana Licensing. I initially reported on this in a press release of a white paper published on 12/12/16. Although there has Read the full article…

Oregrown Launches Home Delivery of Craft Cannabis

Customers at the flagship Oregrown dispensary in Bend, Oregon.

OREGON:  Oregrown Industries, Oregon’s premier farm-to-table marijuana company, will offer home delivery of craft cannabis products and locally made glass pipes from its flagship store in downtown Bend, Oregon beginning next week. “Home cannabis delivery is coming to Bend, and Oregrown is your door-to-door connection,” said Oregrown cofounder Aviv Hadar.  “We have worked very hard to make the Oregrown store experience Read the full article…

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOWSTORM. Creating and Protecting CannaMarks, NWMJLaw/MJBAPortland Bootcamp Jan 11th

MJBA Portland is where professionals in cannabis network

TONIGHT’S MJBAPORTLAND BOOTCAMP CANCELLED DUE TO SNOWSTORM. BE SAFE. WE’LL RESCHEDULE! OREGON: It’s not enough to grow great weed, or create a better edible, in today’s hyper-competitive cannabis market, it’s all about creating — and protecting — your brand, or “CannaMark.”   Leading industry attorneys NWMJ Law have partnered with the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) to present Read the full article…

Too Few Licenses Impacts Oregon Cannabis Market

indoor under the lights

 An Analysis of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Marijuana Program Statistics By Beau R. Whitney, Whitney Economics Highlights 19 out of 355 recreational licenses (or 5.4%) submitted to the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement have been issue in 2016 This represents an impact of $22.25M of monthly revenue to all Portland based cannabis businesses Read the full article…

Oregon Health Authority To Change Testing Standards For Marijuana Products

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OREGON:  The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today it is modifying testing standards for medical and recreational marijuana products with new, temporary rules that balance testing costs for the marijuana industry with public health protection for consumers. Governor Kate Brown requested agencies to develop the temporary rules so producers and processors can test fewer samples, Read the full article…

FutureLand Signs Deal To Purchase 49% of Active Cannabis Grow License in Oregon

FutureLand Oregon LLC, has agreed to purchase 49% ownership in Groovy Groves

OREGON: FutureLand Corp, a leading provider of strategic real estate investment, grow facilities and material solutions to the global cannabis industry, announced today that its subsidiary, FutureLand Oregon LLC, has agreed to purchase 49% ownership in Groovy Groves, LLC, an Oregon recreational cannabis license holder. Cameron Cox, CEO of FutureLand Corp., said, “This has always Read the full article…