The Year’s Top Marijuana Stories In Oregon

OREGON: It was another year of milestones in Oregon‘s long history with marijuana. Here are some of the biggest stories of 2015:

How potent are marijuana edibles? Lab tests yield surprising results: Oregon assures consumers that medical cannabis and cannabis-infused products undergo a battery of lab tests for everything from pesticides to potency before landing on dispensary shelves. Yet when it comes to potency that promise is largely an empty one, a three-month investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive found.

An investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive finds lax state rules, inconsistent lab practices and inaccurate test results put pesticide-contaminated marijuana concentrates onto dispensary shelves.

Pot’s legal in Oregon: Scenes from the first day of sales: Though the Oregon Liquor Control Commission won’t launch recreational sales until late in 2016, the Oregon Legislature this year approved a temporary early recreational sales at regulated dispensaries. Dispensaries reported brisk business on Oct. 1, the first day of recreational sales.