Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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 …

Oregon Adopts Regulations for Rec Industry

John Schroyer  | October 23, 2015

Oregon entrepreneurs now have a roadmap for pursuing business opportunities in the state’s recreational cannabis industry.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which has been working on recreational regulations for nearly a year, formally adopted 78 pages of temporary rules governing the licensing and operations of cannabis businesses.

The rules cover everything from seed-to-sale …

Edibles Company Wana Expands Across State Lines

John Schroyer  | October 22, 2015

Yet another edibles provider is expanding beyond its home state in a bid to develop a national cannabis brand.

Colorado-based Wana Brands has partnered with a dispensary in Oregon and another in Nevada to bring its products to both states. The dispensaries will manufacture Wana’s product line and serve as wholesale distributors.

Wana plans to begin selling …

Union Makes Headway in Oregon’s Cannabis Industry

Omar Sacirbey  | October 21, 2015

A major union has recently carved out a tiny foothold in Oregon’s cannabis market and hopes to increase its membership in the state dramatically down the road.

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) now represents a handful of workers at  the West Salem Cannabis and Hi Casual Cannabis dispensaries. The union, however, says that more than …

Oregon Proposes Recreational Marijuana Licensing Fees

Omar Sacirbey  | October 19, 2015

Recreational marijuana businesses in Oregon would have to fork over several thousand dollars annually in licensing fees under the latest draft of proposed rules covering the state’s adult-use program.

The licensing costs would come on top of local fees, leaving some cannabis entrepreneurs worried that they may not be able to survive the burden.

“I am afraid …

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.

Such a dense population of marijuana businesses will …