Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Big cannabis companies scale back amid coronavirus, raising questions about industry’s overall health

The COVID-19 outbreak is causing serious jitters among large cannabis companies, with a growing list of multistate marijuana operators scaling back by laying off workers and shuttering operations in a bid to slash costs. The widespread cutbacks this week by Acreage Holdings, MedMen Enterprises and 4Front Ventures also call into question the overall health of the marijuana industry […]

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IRS report foreshadows national uptick in cannabis audits but offers a big loophole, experts say

A new report from a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department confirms the Internal Revenue Service is preparing to launch an increase in marijuana industry audits nationwide, but it also offers a possible way for cannabis companies to dodge millions in federal taxes, according to industry experts. The report corroborates what cannabis industry tax and […]

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Marijuana giant Acreage cuts 120 jobs, ends deals in light of COVID-19

New York-based Acreage Holdings on Friday announced it is furloughing 122 employees and taking other cost-cutting measures, becoming the latest multistate marijuana operator to slash costs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of its efforts, Acreage also disclosed in a news release the resignation of a top executive and announced it is: Scrapping […]

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Some cannabis businesses add employees, others mull layoffs in response to coronavirus crisis

Marijuana businesses navigating staffing issues during the COVID-19 outbreak are taking different tacks as they strive to keep employees and customers healthy and safe – while keeping close tabs on their companies’ bottom lines. Some businesses are seeing a spike in sales, but others are concerned about the economic and financial fallout from the coronavirus […]

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Cannabis labs watchful of supply disruptions during coronavirus crisis as testing demand remains strong

Marijuana testing labs report steady business as the COVID-19 outbreak rolls on, though concerns loom over the availability of protective equipment such as gloves and masks and other cleaning supplies. It’s a topic the cannabis industry will keep a careful eye on because, if the coronavirus pandemic eventually causes hiccups in testing, that could slow […]

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Oregon allows marijuana curbside deliveries

Oregon marijuana regulators on Monday approved a temporary rule that allows licensed cannabis retailers to conduct limited transactions outside of their brick-and-mortar buildings. Under the interim rule – an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus – the state’s marijuana businesses will be allowed to deliver product to a customer within 150 feet of […]

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Portland, Oregon, marijuana program needs work, report says

Portland, Oregon’s cannabis program needs to improve a wide range of “management fundamentals” as well as continue to work on issues such as social equity and conservation, according to a city auditor’s report. The findings in the 16-page report about the Community and Civic Life Office’s oversight of Portland’s marijuana program include: Data for licensing, enforcement and […]

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