Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Tony C. Dreibus  | July 1, 2015

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills establishing regulations on the industry to the governor.

At the same time, the state Senate has passed a proposal that would allow adult-use sales to start on Oct. 1, moving … [Continue]

New York Cannabis Firm Buys Oregon Utility Building for $3M

John Schroyer  | June 29, 2015

In another sign of the marijuana industry’s growing national reach, a New York-based real estate firm focused on the cannabis industry has spent $3 million on an industrial building in one of Oregon’s largest cities.

The firm, Kalyx Development, has purchased a 107,000-square foot building … [Continue]

Oregon Dispensaries Ask to Sell Recreational Cannabis

John Schroyer  | June 19, 2015

A glut of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon has made it difficult for some operations to turn a profit.

As a result, some dispensary owners are pleading with state lawmakers for a lifeline: approval to sell recreational marijuana.

The owners are hoping to sway … [Continue]

Oregon Could Levy 20% Sales Tax on Recreational Marijuana

Tony C. Dreibus  | June 9, 2015

Cannabis businesses in Oregon could pay up to 20% in state and local sales taxes on recreational cannabis transactions under a tentative deal reached by lawmakers.

The agreement – which is still subject to change – would allow Oregon to collect a 17% tax on … [Continue]

Error Could Force Oregon to Revoke Hemp Licenses

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 28, 2015

Oregon may revoke all 13 licenses it issued to hemp growers earlier this year after officials said they made an error by neglecting to obtain GPS locations when determining who would win permits.

Outdoor marijuana growers have complained that hemp fields near their production facilities … [Continue]

Strict Cannabis Regulatory Proposal Advances in Oregon

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 27, 2015

Marijuana producers and dispensers in Oregon face a laundry list of new regulations under a bill that’s finally made it to the floor of the state Senate.

The bill, designed to ensure the medical market doesn’t waylay the state’s recreational program, would require seed-to-sale tracking, … [Continue]