Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Florida CBD, Cannabis Legal Battles & Ominous Clouds in AZ, MA

John Schroyer  | July 22, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Florida’s long-awaited CBD industry approaches the launchpad, cannabis lawsuits make headlines, and recent polling numbers cast a dark cloud over recreational marijuana legalization in two states.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Insecticide Maker Sued Over Cannabis

John Schroyer  | July 19, 2016

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Oregon against the manufacturer of an insecticide that was used on cannabis and was purported to be all-natural – but allegedly wasn’t.

Benjamin Efran has filed suit in Multnomah County Court against All In Enterprises over Guardian Mite Spray.

It was advertised to contain only “cinnamon oil, …

Oregon MJ Company CEO Focus of Sexual Harassment Suit

John Schroyer  | July 14, 2016

A co-founder and former employee of one of Oregon’s largest wholesale cannabis distribution firms has filed a lawsuit against the company’s CEO, alleging the executive “groped and smelled her” and that complaining about the harassment led to her dismissal.

Whitney Hobbs, a co-founder of Highly Distributed, filed the suit in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Monday, 

Oregon Taps 4 Firms for Marijuana Sales Tracking

John Schroyer  | June 15, 2016

Oregon’s marijuana regulator has approved four software companies that recreational cannabis businesses can use to track their sales and other business data.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which oversees licensed rec companies, approved three Oregon-based firms – OMMPOS, Greenbits, and Odava – along with Denver-based Flowhub, the Oregonian reported. The quartet of companies are

Week in Review: IL Expanding Medical Cannabis, OR Milestone & CA MMJ Revamp

Omar Sacirbey  | June 3, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

Illinois moves to give its medical marijuana industry a boost, Oregon marks a milestone in its adult-use cannabis industry, and California lawmakers embark on a revamp of the state’s MMJ market.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

OR Market for Edibles, Infused Products Opens

Roger Fillion  | June 2, 2016

Thursday is a big day for the cannabis industry in Oregon, where medical marijuana dispensaries for the first time can now sell edibles and other THC-infused products legally to anyone 21 years of age or older.

According to Oregon’s new medical marijuana provisions, each infused product’s package can contain up to 15 milligrams of THC; but …

Brand-Building Firm Partners With Oregon Marijuana Grower

Omar Sacirbey  | May 17, 2016

Meriwether Group, a leading Oregon brand-building firm, has taken an ownership stake in one of the state’s best known cannabis cultivators, Hifi Farms.

Portland-based Meriweather will serve as business advisers for HiFi, calling the deal an opportunity to get involved in a “disruptive” industry. Hifi is based in Hillsboro, Oregon’s fifth largest city, west of …