Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Oregon wine spat, MT medical marijuana rules & Canada’s black-market growers

Bart Schaneman  | April 28, 2017

By Bart Schaneman, John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Oregon vineyard owners sue to halt nearby marijuana cultivation, Montana nears approval of a medical cannabis regulatory framework, and the chair of Canada’s legalization task force welcomes black-market growers.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Pacific Northwest marijuana investment network set to launch

John Schroyer  | March 21, 2017

Cannabis-related companies in Alaska, Oregon and Washington seeking capital may find some investors through the Cannabis Investment Network, an organization launching this week that aims to connect marijuana firms with financial backers.

Cannabis Investment Network (CIN) is hoping to serve smaller-scale firms that are looking to raise from $500,000 to $3 million, according to a …

Recreational marijuana home delivery kicks off in Oregon

Bart Schaneman  | March 10, 2017

Oregon's recreational marijuana businesses are leading the way in the U.S. rec industry with a new service: delivery of adult-use cannabis to a customer's home.

According to Portland TV station KGW, rec marijuana customers can now order from licensed dealers and have product delivered to their home.

Report: Oregon marijuana industry has $1.2B economic impact

John Schroyer  | March 9, 2017

Oregon’s cannabis industry has produced an economic impact of more than $1 billion, according to a new report.

The report, by economist and marijuana business insider Beau Whitney, found that the Oregon cannabis market created more than 12,500 jobs with an average wage of $12.13 an hour, which translates into roughly $1.2 billion in economic …

Oregon’s recreational marijuana chief resigns

Omar Sacirbey  | March 7, 2017

The top regulator in charge of Oregon’s recreational marijuana program is stepping down, adding to a growing trend of cannabis overseers who are leaving the industry for the private sector.

Rob Patridge said in a news release Tuesday he is resigning as chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to take a …