Oregonian To OLCC: Allow Out-of-State Marijuana Business Investment

The fees, which marijuana industry representatives say are excessive, are spelled out in the latest draft of temporary rules issued Friday by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

OREGON: When crafting a marijuana legalization measure, it is necessary to balance several objectives, including: personal freedom and public safety; tax revenue and responsible use; free speech and advertising restrictions designed to keep marijuana out of the hands of minors; and out-of-state competition vs. protecting in-state mom and pops. When drafting Measure 91, we co-authors carefully considered Read the full article…

Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Buy Cannabis Legally In Las Vegas And Reno

MedMen comes to downtown Las Vegas

ARIZONA:  Arizona’s medical-marijuana patients now can patronize newly opened dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas and possess up to 2.5 ounces anywhere in Nevada. Arizona, like some of the other 23 states with medical-marijuana laws, allows people with valid medical cards from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona, but they can’t legally buy Read the full article…

Salem City Council Allows Early Recreational Pot Sales

The Salem City Council voted 8 to 1 Monday night to allow early sales of recreational marijuana.

OREGON:  The Salem City Council voted 8 to 1 Monday night to allow early sales of recreational marijuana. Mayor Anna Peterson was the only member to vote no. The decision will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational pot to people 21 and over starting on October 1, more than three months ahead of the state’s planned start date. At the city Read the full article…

The Opening Bell Sounds For The Oregon Marijuana Market

The Cannabis Creative Conference was new and different and the estimated attendance was twice what was expected.

By Tony Gallo OREGON:  On July 1, Oregon became the fourth state to legalize marijuana use, enabling adults to legally possess and grow limited amounts of cannabis for personal use. (Recreational sales begin October 1.) With the legalization, and even before, the industry in Oregon was ramping up to grow, and in the spirit of Read the full article…

Early Marijuana Sales Bill For Oregon Signed By Kate Brown

Gov. Kate Brown signs legislation allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon to begin limited pot sales to adult consumers on Oct. 1.

OREGON:  Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation Tuesday allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon to begin limited pot sales to adult consumers on Oct. 1. Under Senate Bill 460, over-21 consumers will be able to buy up to a quarter-ounce of dried marijuana per day at dispensaries, as well as seeds and up to four immature plants. Read the full article…

Illegal Pot Shops Need Rooting Out In Pierce County

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

WASHINGTON:  Wonder of wonders: King County, epicenter of the state’s drug culture, has begun cracking down on illegal marijuana dispensaries. Pierce County? It’s still doing next to nothing about them – even as it prohibits legal marijuana stores. King County’s prosecutor, Dan Satterberg, and sheriff, John Urquhart, have put two and two together: Now that the state Read the full article…

Vail Marijuana Store Ban Gets First Approval

The Vail Town Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to give first-reading approval of a ban on retail marijuana stores, as well as cultivation facilities.

COLORADO:  There aren’t any retail marijuana stores here now, and there won’t be any retail for the foreseeable future. The Vail Town Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to give first-reading approval of a ban on retail marijuana stores, as well as cultivation facilities. The ban, which will face a final-approval vote as soon as Aug. Read the full article…

Applications For Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Growing

Since Measure 91 passed last November, there have been 411 new applications to open medical marijuana dispensaries.

OREGON:   Applications for permits to open new medical pot dispensaries are increasing as the state prepares to allow the businesses to sell retail marijuana to anyone over 21.Figures obtained by The Associated Press from the Oregon Public Health Division show that since Measure 91 passed last November, there have been 411 new applications to open Read the full article…

Unlicensed Marijuana Businesses Will Soon Close In Unincorporated King County

King County Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff announce a King County effort aimed at closing down unlicensed medical marijuana businesses.

WASHINGTON:  King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg and King County Sheriff John Urquhart announced today a King County effort aimed at closing down unlicensed marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated King County. Fifteen such businesses operating in unincorporated King County were sent letters earlier in the week informing them that they do not have state-approved licenses Read the full article…

Minnesota’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ready To Open

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

MINNESOTA:  The first dispensary for medical marijuana in Minnesota is set to open in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 1. That is the first day the it can be legally sold in the state. Minnesota Medical Solutions invited journalists to tour their new facility at 207 9th St. in Minneapolis on Friday. The tour was hosted by Kyle Kingsley, MD, Read the full article…