Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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.

Market Saturation Fears Heightening in Oregon

John Schroyer  | July 16, 2015

Licensed medical marijuana businesses in Oregon are worried that a surge in dispensary applications will further crowd an already-saturated market.

The state has received 411 dispensary applications since voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, according to the Associated Press. Of that total, 51 were filed since …

Oregon Rec Rules Materializing, Early Sales Possible

Tony C. Dreibus  | July 1, 2015

Rules governing Oregon’s recreational marijuana market are taking shape, with state lawmakers sending two bills establishing regulations on the industry to the governor.

At the same time, the state Senate has passed a proposal that would allow adult-use sales to start on Oct. 1, moving the bill to the House.

One of the measures awaiting …

New York Cannabis Firm Buys Oregon Utility Building for $3M

John Schroyer  | June 29, 2015

In another sign of the marijuana industry’s growing national reach, a New York-based real estate firm focused on the cannabis industry has spent $3 million on an industrial building in one of Oregon’s largest cities.

The firm, Kalyx Development, has purchased a 107,000-square foot building from the water and electric agency in Eugene, Oregon,

Oregon Pharmacy’s License Suspended Over MMJ

John Schroyer  | June 23, 2015

A small town pharmacy just north of Bend, Oregon, was shuttered last week after a state agency found that the business had manufactured cannabis products and sold them to customers without a doctor’s recommendation.

The move highlights the gray area that pharmacies and healthcare professionals run …