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…

Too Few Licenses Impacts Oregon Cannabis Market

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 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 Cannabis And Pesticides

Always read the label!

OREGON: For the purpose of pesticide regulation, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) considers cannabis grown in Oregon to be an agricultural crop. ​​Updates on pesticide products and cannabis Pesticide Advisories News Releases ​More information on cannabis and working with ODA​. As additional resources become available, they will be posted here. Guide list for pesticides and cannabis The guide list Read the full article…

Golden Leaf Holdings Looks Forward To Cannabis Referendum In Oregon

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OREGON: Golden Leaf Holdings has released an update on GLH’s operating plan regarding the start of the recreational market in Oregon and the local Marion County referendum coming up for vote on November 8, 2016.  On this day, voters in Marion County will decide whether or not recreational sales and production will be allowed. While Read the full article…

Marijuana Product Packaging And Consumer Protection: New Regulations Nationwide

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By Chris Lynch | NWMJ Law PLLC OREGON: On October 1, 2016, Oregon issued its first licenses to recreational marijuana retailers. October 1st was also the date that all Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and all Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) licensees responsible for packaging marijuana products for sale to a consumer must adopt and utilize Read the full article…

WeedTraQR Seed-to-Sale Software Certified For Oregon

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WASHINGTON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved WeedTraQR cannabis seed-‐to‐sale tracking software as a validate software provider for Oregon’s recreational marijuana program. The Seattle-based company has developed a platform that is compatible for integration with Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) to meet the inventory traceability needs of the state’s producer, processor, wholesaler, and research. Read the full article…

Oregon House Bill 4014 Signed Into Law by Governor Kate Brown

House Bill 4014 Signed Into Law by Governor Kate Brown

by Larry J. Brant  As reported in my November 2015 blog post, in accordance with Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 280E, taxpayers (for purposes of computing federal taxable income) are prohibited from deducting expenses related to the production, processing or sale of illegal drugs, including marijuana. A Bit of Welcome Relief? Measure 91, officially called the Control, Read the full article…

OLCC Talks Licensing, Temporary Regulations For Marijuana Businesses

Recreational retail shops won’t be open until October.

OREGON: Raised hands quickly shot up from potential recreational marijuana business owners who had plenty of questions for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission at a meeting Thursday. The state agency’s first of seven workshops about licensing and temporary rules was at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend. The other workshops will take place in Medford, 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…

Oregon Fines Portland Marijuana Dispensary For Multiple Violations Related To Product Giveaways

The order states that Cannacea, located in Northeast Portland, allowed the giveaway of marijuana products in its parking lot and failed to check the identification of people receiving the products to ensure they were 21 or older or that they were medical marijuana patients.

OREGON: The state has fined a Portland marijuana dispensary $2,500 for allowing a vendor to give away marijuana concentrates and pre-rolled joints in the parking lot on the opening day of recreational marijuana sales, according to a stipulated settlement order. The order states that Cannacea, located in Northeast Portland, allowed the giveaway of marijuana products in its parking Read the full article…