Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Growth Potential in New York, Oregon Rec Market Red Hot & MI Stumbles

John Schroyer  | August 26, 2016

By John Schroyer

New York’s health department recommends doubling the size of the state’s medical marijuana industry, Oregon recreational applications flood in as adult-use sales skyrocket, and Michigan’s MJ legal limbo may persist a few more years.

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

Oregon Receives Over 1,300 Rec Business Applications

John Schroyer  | August 19, 2016

Interest in Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is off the charts.

The state has received over 1,300 applications from companies that are hoping to obtain licenses to open recreational marijuana businesses.

To date, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission – which is overseeing the coming recreational marijuana industry in the northwestern state – has issued about 200 licenses, …

Report: Medical Cannabis Being Used As Currency in Oregon

Omar Sacirbey  | August 9, 2016

Some Oregonians are using medical marijuana as currency to buy and sell items on sites like Craigslist.com, opening the door to barter transactions.

The development is adding a new wrinkle to the state’s cannabis market, with some growers reportedly using their crop in trades.

Justin Gottlieb, an activist with the High Desert Cannabis Community, told …

Cannabis to be Displayed and Judged at Oregon State Fair

Omar Sacirbey  | August 2, 2016

In what might be a cannabis marketing first, marijuana plants will be displayed and judged at the Oregon State Fair – just like pumpkins, pigs and onions.

The Oregon Cannabis Business Council is sponsoring the exhibit of nine plants, which will be displayed in a greenhouse at the fairgrounds, according to The Oregonian.


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,