OLCC Announces Spring 2017 Recreational Marijuana Workshops

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OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), along with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Department of Revenue, and Franwell Metrc – the provider of Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS), will hold Recreational Marijuana Program licensee workshops around the state in May, 2017. The workshops will be held in Eugene at Lane Community College 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…

Oregon Flags Potential Problem With Popular Pesticide Used On Marijuana

Recreational Marijuana

OREGON: The Oregon Department of Agriculture on Friday temporarily removed a popular pesticide from its list of chemicals cannabis growers may use on their crop. Rodger Voelker, a chemist with OG Analytical, a marijuana testing lab in Eugene, said he recently noticed that abamectin, a common insecticide, had turned up in a handful of cannabis samples submitted Read the full article…

Oregon Lawmakers Hear About Pesticides, Edible Serving Sizes And Marijuana Tracking

Oregon reconsiders marijuana pesticides

OREGON: The Oregon Department of Agriculture has identified 250 pesticides that marijuana producers may use to combat pests, mold and other problems common in the industry. The pesticides on Oregon’s list pose minimal risk to human health, according to the federal government, which sets pesticide policy nationally. Most pesticides approved for use in organic agriculture, Read the full article…

Official: Oregon Hemp Industry Not What Was Envisioned

A state agriculture official said Tuesday that Oregon's hemp industry is not turning out the way lawmakers envisioned.

OREGON:  A state agriculture official said Tuesday that Oregon’s hemp industry is not turning out the way lawmakers envisioned, so the department will recommend changes to the law regulating how it is grown. The law authorizing industrial hemp production in Oregon was written to regulate it as an agricultural crop, with large fields of densely 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…

State’s First Industrial Hemp License Goes To A Southern Oregon Man

The first man issued a permit to grow hemp in Oregon says he will plant a 25-acre hemp field this spring - providing he can get seeds.

OREGON:  A man who was issued the first state permit to grow industrial hemp said he and a nonprofit group of growers and activists hope to plant a 25-acre field in Southwest Oregon this spring. Edgar Winters, of Eagle Point, Ore., who describes himself as director of the Oregon Agriculture Food & Rural Consortium, acknowledged Read the full article…

Industrial Hemp In Oregon: State Officials Drafting Rules For Hemp Production

Dr. Ken and Elaine Hildebrandt are the first husband and wife on the ballots for Congress and the main plank in their platform is industrial hemp.

OREGON: Oregon agriculture officials on Tuesday said they hope to have rules in place for the possibility of producing industrial hemp by the spring planting season.  The Oregon Department of Agriculture has assembled a committee of policy officials and agriculture experts, including Russ Karow, head of the Oregon State University crop and soil science program, to draft rules Read the full article…