Oregon Medical Marijuana News:

April 24, 2015

Week in Review: Oregon Rec Preview, Florida MMJ Fail + California Dispensary Lawsuit

By John Schroyer and Tony C. Dreibus Oregon officials offer a glimpse of potential business activity in the state’s recreational cannabis industry, Florida fails to pass medical marijuana reforms once [click to continue...]

April 23, 2015

Oregon Catering to Cash-Carrying Cannabis Businesses

The agency in charge of overseeing Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is planning to add a dedicated window specifically for cannabis companies to pay their sales taxes as part of a [click to continue...]

April 22, 2015

Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses

Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 applicants to throw their hats in the ring for retail store, cultivation, processing and wholesale [click to continue...]

April 10, 2015

MBank to Close All Cannabis Accounts

By Tony C. Dreibus MBank, the small Oregon-based financial institution that has serviced the cannabis industry since last year, told Marijuana Business Daily that it will close all of its [click to continue...]

April 10, 2015

Oregon May Push Back Edibles Sales to 2017

Companies that make edibles may not be able to sell into Oregon’s legal recreational cannabis market until 2017 due to difficulties crafting laws governing these types of products, which could [click to continue...]

April 10, 2015

Week in Review: New Financing Benchmark, Oregon Weighs Early Rec Sales & Gardening Giant Enters MJ

By John Schroyer Privateer Holdings wraps up a record-setting financing round, Oregon lawmakers consider accelerating the recreational marijuana sales timeline, and Scotts Miracle-Gro dips its toes into the cannabis industry [click to continue...]

April 8, 2015

Proposal Would Let Oregon Dispensaries Sell Recreational MJ

Oregon dispensaries may be allowed to start selling recreational cannabis starting July 1 if an idea pitched by a state senator makes its way through the Legislature. The proposal by [click to continue...]

April 6, 2015

Chart of the Week: Much of Oregon Set for Messy Grand Re-Opening

By Becky Olson A common reaction of local municipal governments to medical and recreational marijuana laws is to enact moratoriums, thus preventing licensed shops from opening. One case in point: [click to continue...]

March 31, 2015

Kansas Firm to Design $80,000-a-Year Portal For License Management

A Kansas-based company will build an online portal allowing cannabis business owners to apply for and renew licenses, pay fees and taxes, and update information. NIC USA Inc. was hired [click to continue...]

March 31, 2015

Leaked Documents Behind Dismissal of OR Official

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) says Tom Burns, the former head of marijuana programs in the state, was terminated from his post because he leaked sensitive documents to lobbyists [click to continue...]

March 27, 2015

Firing of Oregon’s MJ Program Head Won’t Delay Rec Rollout

Tom Burns, director of marijuana programs in Oregon, was removed from his post Thursday. According to Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the state’s timeframe for drafting rules concerning its recreational marijuana [click to continue...]

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Supreme Court Turns to Obama on Colorado Marijuana Lawsuit

In an indication that the country’s highest court may actually take up an inter-state lawsuit [click to continue...]

At Least 300 MMJ Business License Applicants in New York

There’s apparently no shortage of interest in New York’s cannabis industry. So far, at least [click to continue...]

Puerto Rico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

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Puerto Rico’s governor unexpectedly on Sunday signed an executive order allowing medical marijuana use – [click to continue...]

Tesla Battery Could Help Cannabis Growers Cut Energy Use

Marijuana cultivators can possibly benefit from the recently released Tesla battery, which could help growers [click to continue...]

Regulatory Baby Steps for Recreational Marijuana in Alaska

Alaska has taken its first step toward developing regulations on its recreational cannabis industry. The [click to continue...]

Italian Army Growing Medical Marijuana to Lower Price

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Italy’s army has been hard at work – not fighting in the field, but cultivating [click to continue...]

Public Cannabis Company Resumes Trading

Advanced Cannabis Solutions is back…on the stock market, that is. Trading of the Denver-based company’s [click to continue...]

Colorado Gov. Walks Back Criticism of Legal Marijuana

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t exactly been a huge fan of legal marijuana. He’s repeatedly [click to continue...]

Oregon MMJ Growers May Face Stricter Rules

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Oregon medical cannabis cultivators may face stricter reporting requirements and plant restrictions under a proposal [click to continue...]

Major Union Backs Ohio Marijuana Legalization Effort

One of the biggest politically active unions in the country has thrown its weight behind [click to continue...]

WA Group Challenging New Medical Marijuana Law

A Washington State group is looking to challenge newly minted regulations that roll the state’s [click to continue...]

Judge Overturns Massachusetts Dispensary Denial

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A Massachusetts judge has sided with a medical cannabis business over the state health department, [click to continue...]

Report: Many Colorado Dispensaries Taking on Big Risks To Accept Plastic

Dozens of dispensaries in Colorado have set up “shadow” banking systems that allow them to [click to continue...]

California Leaders Exploring Recreational Marijuana Issues

Some California officials are trying to ensure would-be recreational marijuana businesses don’t run into the [click to continue...]

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