Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Slow Launch Expected for Oregon’s Full Recreational Marijuana Market

John Schroyer  | September 27, 2016

By John Schroyer

Oregon retailers anticipating the day when they can sell a full ounce of cannabis to adult-use customers, versus just a quarter-ounce, may be disappointed it probably won’t be on Oct. 1.

In fact, it may take months for scores of businesses that have applied for recreational marijuana permits to become fully licensed. 

Oregon Lab Accreditation Problems Could Delay Rec Cannabis Rollout

John Schroyer  | September 6, 2016

The full rollout of Oregon’s much-anticipated recreational cannabis industry next month could be delayed owing to problems with the accreditation of marijuana testing labs.

The Register-Guard reported that the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, or ORELAP, is overworked and understaffed. That means the agency may not be able to accredit enough labs to satisfy required …

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.