OREGON: Loose regulations when it comes to out-of-state money investing in marijuana is primed to make Oregon the pot capital of the country.
“Oregon is going to lead the nation,” said cannabis grower William Simpson.
Oregon will be the third state to set up recreational marijuana shops. Colorado and Washington both have residency requirements, which keep out-of-state businesses from investing in the marijuana business. With so much cannabis being grown in Oregon, the businesses won’t be making money at the start.
“You’re collecting this top talent from all over the world to come in to one area, one market, and share all of that research and education because they can thrive in that industry and that market,” Simpson said.