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…

Oregon ‘Marijuana Anonymous’ Attendees Ponder Legalized Pot

aine became the eighth state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis.

Language in Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act, specific to the private possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults, took effect on Monday. Maine voters narrowly passed Question 1 on Election Day.

The new law permits adults who are not participating in the state's existing medical cannabis program to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and/or the harvest from up to six mature plants.

Public use of marijuana is a civil infraction punishable by a $100 fine.

OREGON:  Joseph is a self-declared marijuana addict. He says he rolled his first joint when he was 16, and ended up smoking marijuana regularly for 35 years. Now, he has been clean for 10 years.But the tone of his voice is less than triumphant as he shares his thoughts at a weekly Marijuana Anonymous group 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…

Opinions: Every Medical Marijuana State Should Be Fully Reciprocal

The study's findings are similar to those reported among enrollees in other states' medical cannabis programs, including the experiences of patients in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, and elsewhere.

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record Traveling with medical marijuana is always a nerve wracking experience, filled with worry that your medicine will be seized or worse – you’ll wind up in jail. With any other prescription drug – including highly addictive things like Oxycodone – it’s easy enough to travel to another state and fill Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Report Brisk Sales On Opening Day

Legal recreational marijuana sales got underway in Oregon this week with 245 dispensaries eligible to sell the drug. Many shops in Portland, home to more than 100 marijuana dispensaries, saw brisk business Thursday.

OREGON: The line formed at Oregrown before the doors opened at 8 a.m. Thursday and stayed that way until the shop closed nearly 16 hours later. The numbers alone tell the story: More than 1,100 customers came through the downtown Bend shop on Thursday, the first day of legal marijuana sales in Oregon, said Oregrown owner Aviv Hadar. In Read the full article…

Patients in Minnesota Discuss First Months Of Medical Marijuana

The task force overseeing the program met Friday for the first time since it launched this summer, with a sharp focus on the growing pains of Minnesota's new medical marijuana economy — from patient's struggles to afford the medication to the logistical hurdles that come with selling a drug that the federal government still bans.

MINNESOTA: Lawmakers, medical experts and law enforcement officials tracking the launch of Minnesota’s medical marijuana law got an earful Friday of the good and bad stories of the state’s new program. Nearly three months in since medical cannabis went on sale in July, it’s a mixed bag: several parents who report their children’s lives have Read the full article…

Hempfest 2015: This Protestival Just Keeps Getting Better

Representing MJ Headline News,  TwiceBakedinWA takes you behind the scenes at Seattle Hempfest 2015.

By TwicebakedinWA WASHINGTON:  Last weekend I attended the 24th annual Hempfest in Seattle on the waterfront of Myrtle Edwards Park. This was my third time attending the Protestival and I thoroughly enjoyed all three days there. While in the past years I have been a volunteer and attendee, this year I was there representing MJ Headline Read the full article…

Marijuana Growers Warned Not To Use Illegal Pesticides – Which Is Nearly All Of Them

OREGON: The Oregon Department of Agriculture is warning marijuana growers to stop using illegal pesticides, while the state scrambles to put together a list of acceptable chemicals. The federal government puts pesticides through tests that determine in what context a chemical may be used in agriculture and how much may be used. Those accepted uses are Read the full article…

Spokesman-Review Editorial: Lawmakers’ Tweaks Of Pot Law: Some Smart, Others Not

TBoth chambers wisely passed bills that fold medical marijuana into the regulatory structure for recreational pot created by the Liquor Control Board. The bills create a voluntary registry for authorized patients who would be able to purchase greater quantities and gain access to tax exemptions.

WASHINGTON: Lawmakers are replanting Initiative 502 before it’s had a year to establish roots. Some of this cultivation is warranted, some is premature. The House and Senate are working on ways to harmonize the unregulated medical marijuana market with the regulated recreational one. Voters legalized medical marijuana in 1998, but the Legislature has failed to establish a Read the full article…

New Bills Introduced Would Allow Personal Marijuana Home Grows

This bill would protect patients as well as recreational users,” said Kohl-Welles. “It also would create a bright line for law enforcement officers so that they could easily assess how many plants are growing in a residence, check for age and quickly decide if the operation is legal without hassling residents.”

WASHINGTON:  Two bills introduced Thursday would allow people at least 21 years old to grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use. Senate Bill 6083, sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and House Bill 2196, sponsored by Rep. Brian Blake, would allow only one home grow per residence, and anyone who grows marijuana for personal use Read the full article…