Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

On Eve of Rec Sales in Oregon, Concerns Over Local Restrictions

John Schroyer  | September 30, 2015

By John Schroyer

Come Thursday, Oregon medical cannabis dispensaries will be able to start selling marijuana to recreational consumers.

While many dispensary owners are bracing for a big spike in foot traffic, some are worried that new laws at the local level will sap some of their momentum.

Portland Expects 350 Recreational Cannabis Businesses

John Schroyer  | September 18, 2015

Portland, Oregon, expects 350 new marijuana businesses to spring up across the city once the state’s recreational cannabis industry is fully up and running.

The tally includes 150 retail stores, 100 processors, 50 wholesalers and 50 producers, according to projections city officials provided the Oregonian.


Guest Column: Preparing for Recreational Marijuana Sales in Oregon

Matt Walstatter  | September 17, 2015

By Matt Walstatter

October is rapidly approaching.

When the first of the month arrives, Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to sell limited amounts of cannabis to anyone over 21.

As you might imagine, local growers and retailers are gearing up for this historic moment - and trying to tackle numerous challenges involved with the transition.

Oregon Dispensaries Could Ease Into Recreational Marijuana

John Schroyer  | August 25, 2015

By John Schroyer

Dispensaries in Oregon may not have to jump through many hoops to begin selling recreational cannabis this fall.

The state recently released proposed rules covering the early sale of adult-use marijuana, and it appears existing dispensaries will be able to make a smooth transition into the recreational …

Marijuana Trim Like ‘Gold’ in Oregon

John Schroyer  | August 24, 2015

Excess trim from marijuana leaves has become a precious commodity in Oregon, a rising marijuana market for both medical and recreational businesses. And one of the drivers behind the growing value of trim is the burgeoning market for cannabis concentrates, according to the Oregonian.

“Once …

Bans, Burdensome Regulations on Marijuana Businesses Arising in Rural Oregon

John Schroyer  | August 12, 2015

By John Schroyer

Some rural communities in Oregon are enacting bans on recreational cannabis businesses, while others are pushing through various restrictions and regulations.

The moves are designed to hamper the marijuana industry and clamp down on cannabis use, which could limit opportunities in certain areas.