Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Marley Natural Launches Cannabis Brand

Omar Sacirbey  | February 5, 2016

Marley Natural, the company owned by the family of Bob Marley, will launch its branded cannabis products on Feb. 6, which would have been the reggae legend’s 71st birthday.

The company’s cannabis strains will go on sale in three dispensaries in the Los Angeles area, and it will be in “hundreds” of retailers before the …

Some Locals Support Repeal of Oregon MJ Residency Requirements

Omar Sacirbey  | February 5, 2016

As one would expect, a push in Oregon to repeal residency requirements for marijuana business owners has the support of cannabis businesses in other states.

They, after all, have the most to gain if there are no restrictions on who can own a recreational cannabis businesses in Oregon.

But some local entrepreneurs and professionals are surprisingly …

Oregon Marijuana Store to Open Cannabis Drive-Thru

Omar Sacirbey  | February 1, 2016

An Oregon cannabis store that just opened across the street from a hospital also plans to ad a drive-up window.

Green Life Oregon opened in January, according to its website, across from Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, Oregon. It wants to open the drive-up on April 20, 2016.

Manager Jeremy Paulson told the

Ex-NBA Star Opening Oregon Cannabis Grow

John Schroyer  | January 21, 2016

Former Portland Trail Blazers great Cliff Robinson is just the latest celebrity to dip his toes into the marijuana industry, and he’s doing so with more than a little theatricality.

Robinson, who used to be known in his playing days as “Uncle Cliffy,” is starting a cannabis grow operation in Portland called “Uncle …

Noted Legalization Advocate Faces Business Lawsuits

Omar Sacirbey  | January 19, 2016

Travis Maurer, a prominent marijuana activist who played a major role in getting marijuana legalized in Oregon, is embroiled in legal issues over two different business ventures.

The larger of the two lawsuits involves a partnership to start a legal dispensary and associated grow site in Oregon, claiming $1 million in damages. Maurer is

Oregon Now Accepting Marijuana Business Applications

Omar Sacirbey  | January 6, 2016

Oregon has started accepting applications for recreational marijuana business licenses, setting off a scramble among entrepreneurs hoping to open retail stores, cultivation sites and processing operations.

The state has no caps on the number of marijuana business licenses it will distribute, but a recent report predicts that Oregon will issue 850 recreational marijuana permits by the end …

Oregon Tribal Coalition Approves Marijuana Venture

Omar Sacirbey  | December 22, 2015

More Native American tribes are getting into cannabis.

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Oregon overwhelmingly voted last week to build a giant cultivation facility that would sell product through three tribal-owned stores in Portland and other locations off the reservation, the Associated Press reported.

The confederation plans to build a 36,000-square-foot cannabis …

Testing Rules Could Mean Big Price Increase in Oregon

John Schroyer  | December 14, 2015

New state regulations requiring that commercial cannabis – both medical and recreational – be tested for pesticide contamination could result in a major price increase in Oregon’s marijuana market.

The Oregon Health Authority has thus far released a list of 59 pesticides that labs will have to test flower for before harvests can …

Oregon Reaching Out to MJ Entrepreneurs

John Schroyer  | December 7, 2015

Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which is in charge of establishing state rules and overseeing its recreational cannabis industry, has taken steps to help make the rollout of its program easier for businesses.

That includes hosting application workshops to help answer questions and get businesses ready for the licensing process and even publishing …

New Clean Air Rules Could Shutter Oregon MJ Clubs

Omar Sacirbey  | December 4, 2015

Cannabis entrepreneurs in Oregon running smoking lounges have a new hurdle to overcome: the state’s Indoor Clean Air Act.

Such lounges may be forced to close for violating new provisions of the statute, set to go into effect on New Year’s Day, according to The Oregonian.

The indoor clean air rules were originally passed …

Oregon Tribe Eyeing MJ Industry

John Schroyer  | November 20, 2015

A Native American reservation in Oregon is weighing whether to move ahead with the creation of a 36,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation and extraction facility.

The Warm Springs Indian Reservation, roughly two hours from Portland, is set to vote on the project Dec. 17, according to the Bulletin.

If the proposal passes, the facility and a trio …