Oregon: OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall

Winberry Farms Sweet Leaf Blend Pre-rolls Failed Pesticide Test  Portland, OR — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on plant material used in a packaged retail marijuana product.  The product in question was cultivated by licensed marijuana producer Ard Ri and packaged Read the full article…

OLCC Announces Spring 2017 Recreational Marijuana Workshops

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…

WeedTraQR Seed-to-Sale Software Certified For Oregon

WASHINGTON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved WeedTraQR cannabis seed-‐to‐sale tracking software as a validate software provider for Oregon’s recreational marijuana program. The Seattle-based company has developed a platform that is compatible for integration with Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) to meet the inventory traceability needs of the state’s producer, processor, wholesaler, and research. Read the full article…

Oregon House Bill 4014 Signed Into Law by Governor Kate Brown

by Larry J. Brant  As reported in my November 2015 blog post, in accordance with Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 280E, taxpayers (for purposes of computing federal taxable income) are prohibited from deducting expenses related to the production, processing or sale of illegal drugs, including marijuana. A Bit of Welcome Relief? Measure 91, officially called the Control, Read the full article…

Oregon’s First Week Of Recreational Pot Sales Tops $11 Million

OREGON: After just one week of recreational marijuana sales, Oregon dispensaries have raked in an estimated $11 million. That figure could mean the state’s estimate is shockingly low for how much money it’ll make when pot taxes kick in this January. At Nectar on Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 33rd Avenue, they’re restocking the shelves a lot this week. “We’re seeing Read the full article…

You Can Now Buy Marijuana Legally In Oregon

OREGON: It’s high time! At 12 a.m. on Thursday, it became legal for medical dispensaries across Oregon to sell marijuana, seeds and immature plants to anyone over the age of 21. Excited customers lined up outside dispensaries in Portland, waiting for the clock to strike midnight. One of them was Davia Fleming, 29, the first in line outside Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Laws: The Status Of Residency Requirements After HB 3400 (Part 4)

By Dave Kopilak OREGON: In Part 3 of this series, I discussed the residency rules for Ballot Measure 91 businesses that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) distributed to members of the Rules Advisory Committee on August 14. The OLCC has not yet made any changes to those rules. However, there is some news to report. On September Read the full article…

Albany, Oregon Considers Permanent Ban On Recreational Marijuana

OREGON: Albany City Council members may not be not averse to pursing a permanent ban on recreational marijuana. The council on Wednesday voted to ban temporary sales of recreational pot at medical dispensaries, with two of six councilors, Ray Kopczynski and Dick Olsen, dissenting. The vote could be a harbinger of greater plans to ban the drug permanently. “My gut feeling Read the full article…

Oregon Dispensaries Prepare For Legal Marijuana

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…

Pot-Infused Booze Lands One Portland Entrepreneur In Legal Limbo

OREGON: Camille Messina doesn’t have a background in science. In the last year, the Brooklyn-to-Portland transplant has spent hours in her basement research lab, bent on finding the best way to blend Oregon’s newest legal herb with booze. The result is Messina Bitters, an alcoholic cocktail additive, infused with pot. She makes the blend in Read the full article…