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Oregon: Legal Marijuana Economy Generating Millions, Report Says

Marijuana is big business

OREGON: The state’s licensed cannabis industry has created over 12,500 new jobs and is generating over $300 million in annual wages, according to a preliminary economic report provided to the legislature’s House Committee on Economic Development and Trade. The report, authored by Whitney Economics, identified over 900 cannabis-related businesses (as of February 21, 2007), with another 1,225 businesses awaiting licensure. Read the full article…

Oregon Legislature Raises Tobacco Sales Age To 21, Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

teen smoker

OREGON:  The Oregon House of Representatives today ratified previous action by the Oregon Senate in passing an historic Tobacco 21 bill. The bill was amended in the House Rules Committee to remove any language prohibiting possession of tobacco products for those under 21. SB 754 will need to return to the Senate floor for a concurrence vote Read the full article…

Oregon Retail Licensees Required To STOP Collecting, Retaining Consumer Info

OLCC protects privacy of retail transactions.

Collection of Customer Data Ends; Previously Collected Information Must Be Destroyed OREGON: Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 863 into law on April 17, 2017. SB 863 prohibits marijuana retailers from recording, retaining or transferring information contained on a passport, driver’s license, military identification card or other identification card. What are marijuana retailers required to do? Beginning Read the full article…

Oregon Set To Shield Marijuana User Data From US Officials

protecting customer identity at pot retail

By Kristena Hansen, Associated Press OREGON: Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by the shops that make buying pre-rolled joints and “magic” brownies as easy as grabbing a bottle of whiskey from 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…

Too Few Licenses Impacts Oregon Cannabis Market

Legal cannabis sales continue to rise according to a new report from New Frontier

 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

CAA

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

Sales of legal cannabis predicted to continue growth

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…

Oregon Cannabis Industry Survey Predicts $10 Million Tax Revenue Decrease Due To Changes In Testing Protocol

Economist Beau Whitney at an MJBA Seminar

OREGON: Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics and the Oregon Cannabis Business Council today jointly released the results of a survey conducted this November that predicts a $10 million drop in fourth-quarter state tax revenue, a $187.5 million uptick in black-market sales, and layoffs and dispensary closures statewide due to Oregon Health Authority 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…