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 Dispensaries Prepare For Legal Marijuana

Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries.

OREGON:  The Oregon Health Authority says there over 300 registered medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. Emerald City Medicinal is one of 19 in Eugene that can legally start selling recreational marijuana to adults as of Thursday, October 1st. Measure 91, passed by voters in 2014, allows the sale of recreational marijuana at medicinal dispensaries. Customers Read the full article…

Oregon Considers Rules For Marijuana Grow Sites, Pesticides And Pot Delivery Dervices

Though anyone 21 and older may buy up to a quarter-ounce of cannabis flowers, unlimited seeds and four plants from medical marijuana dispensaries starting Oct. 1, those purchases are part of Oregon's early sales program, which is overseen by the Oregon Health Authority.

OREGON: Indoor marijuana growers producing for the recreational market would be capped at 10,000-square-foot facilities and outdoor growers would be limited to 2-acre parcels under one proposal being considered by a state-appointed committee looking at marijuana regulation. Draft rules for grow sites, pesticide use, retail sales and the production of concentrates and marijuana-infused edibles were discussed Read the full article…

‘Smoke Buddy’ Mobile Marijuana Cart Illegal, Oregon Officials Say

The Smoke Buddy, a medical marijuana mobile cart seen in North Portland, has been determined as illegal.

OREGON:  A mobile cart selling marijuana in Portland is illegal, the Oregon Health Authority said Monday. The Smoke Buddy cart has been seen in North Portland. Jonathan Modie, a spokesman for the health authority, which oversees the state’s dispensary system, said mobile marijuana operations and delivery services are illegal under Oregon’s rules. “Any transfer of marijuana to Read the full article…

Oregon Releases Draft Recreational Marijuana Rules

Oregon public health officials have released draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries selling legal recreational pot starting October 1st.

OREGON:  Oregon public health officials have released draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries selling legal recreational pot.The Oregon Health Authority‘s rules limit the type of marijuana products sold as of October 1 to seeds, dried leaves and flowers and plants that are not flowering. As expected, edibles won’t be sold to recreational users at medical Read the full article…

OLCC: Don’t Mix Medical And Recreational Rot

Officials say Oregon should not blend the medical marijuana regulatory system with the recreational one.

OREGON:  In one of its first messages to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission warned against allowing retail marijuana shops, expected to open in late 2016, to sell from the same locations from which medical marijuana is dispensed. Medical marijuana in Oregon is unregulated until it reaches the dispensary. Growers do not need Read the full article…

Oregon Appeals Ruling That City Can Ban Pot Outlets

A group hoping to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.

OREGON:  The state of Oregon is appealing a Circuit Court ruling that a city in the heart of southern Oregon marijuana country can ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/121b1FZ) reported Wednesday the appeal was filed last week by the Oregon Department of Justice on behalf of the governor and the Oregon Read the full article…

Campaign For Oregon Legal Marijuana Announces $2.3 Million In TV ads

Legalization is not about independent people smoking marijuana in their homes, but a commercialization and industrialization of an industry.

OREGON:  The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults said Monday it will buy $2.3 million worth of television advertising in what is shaping up to be a lopsided debate. The former head of addictions and mental health for the Oregon Health Authority urges voters to support marijuana legalization in Read the full article…

Budding Business: Pot Testing Lab Growing In Bend

MJ Freeway wins WSLCB seed to sale contract

OREGON:  Cascadia Labs is nestled amid ornamental fruit trees in a quiet office park on the north end of Bend. In this lab, employees with backgrounds in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries spend their days testing a variety of products with one common ingredient, consumed by thousands of patients across Oregon: medical marijuana. Cascadia Labs Read the full article…

142 Oregon Cities And 26 Counties Pass Cannabis Bans

Bend Bulletin

OREGON: Cities and counties across Oregon spent the past two months rushing to adopt temporary bans on medical marijuana dispensaries, after a new state law created a brief window for officials to pass the moratoriums. By the May 1 deadline, the map of cities and counties with moratoriums on the retail outlets looked like a Read the full article…