Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Ancillary marijuana companies hit by declining economies pivot to emerging MJ markets

Tumbling wholesale cannabis prices in some markets are devastating plant-touching operators and generating negative fallout for ancillary companies that provide services and products to those businesses. In order for supplementary companies such as accountants, consultants and security firms to continue to grow and maintain healthy revenue streams, some owners are looking to emerging cannabis markets […]

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Chart: Adult-use marijuana sales spike 7% on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just an opportunity to express love, it’s also an opportunity to spend – a trend that is reflected in retail marijuana expenditures in several adult-use markets. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that total 2019 spending on Valentine’s Day gifts in the United States would exceed $20 billion, making the holiday No. 3 […]

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US attorney warns Oregon against interstate marijuana export plan

The U.S. attorney for Oregon has warned against a proposal to permit local cannabis companies to export crops and products to other states. U.S. Attorney Billy Williams reiterated on Thursday the fact that transporting marijuana across state lines is a federal crime. Williams is determined to crack down on out-of-state diversion in Oregon, which is beset by […]

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Is proposed Oregon marijuana export plan a solution to state’s cannabis glut – or a pipe dream?

The head of an Oregon marijuana trade group hopes to convince state legislators to permit local cannabis companies to export crops and products to other states, but MJ attorneys said the plan faces huge legal obstacles. To shrink Oregon’s massive marijuana surplus, Adam Smith, the founder of the Craft Cannabis Alliance, is working with state lawmakers […]

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Study: Oregon would double marijuana supply if all producer licenses allotted

A new study of the economics of Oregon’s recreational cannabis industry shows the state would nearly double its cannabis supply if regulators approved all pending producer applications, which could potentially strain an already glutted market. Oregon’s market has struggled with oversupply issues, driving prices down for adult-use cannabis growers and attracting pressure from federal regulators […]

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Audit says Oregon marijuana regulators fail to meet basic standards

A new audit released by the Oregon Secretary of State examined the state’s regulation of the cannabis market and concluded that regulators are coming up short in a number of areas. The audit is the first detailed look at cannabis regulation in Oregon since voters approved the legalization of adult-use marijuana in 2014, the Oregonian […]

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WA ponders allowing small marijuana growers to sell direct to consumers

Washington state will consider allowing small cannabis farmers to sell directly to consumers, similar to what’s allowed for wineries, breweries and distilleries, according to the state’s top marijuana regulator. The move, if approved by regulators, would give smaller growers a financial shot in the arm through increased sales – and could spur other states to follow […]

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California marijuana company sued over anonymous sexual assault claim

An Oregon cannabis firm sued a California competitor, alleging the company circulated anonymous social media posts designed to undermine its brand, The Oregonian reported. The suit, filed in federal court by Portland-based Cura Cannabis against Bloom Farms, claims the posts focused on a sexual assault allegation against an executive who is no longer with Cura. […]

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Oregon cannabis harvest floods market again, driving prices even lower

More than a million pounds of marijuana flooded an oversaturated Oregon market last October, keeping prices low and further straining burdened cannabis businesses. Oregon’s marijuana cultivators harvested more than 2.5 million pounds of wet cannabis last October, with 1.3 million pounds of “usable” marijuana entered into the state MJ tracking system by December. That’s down […]

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Oregon approves medical cannabis deliveries in banned areas, raises buy limits

Oregon regulators will allow medical marijuana to be delivered to patients who live in areas of the state where licensed cannabis activity is prohibited and also increase the daily purchase limits for MMJ cardholders. The rules approved by the state Liquor Control Commission go into effect Dec. 28, according to the Statesman Journal. The commission […]

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