Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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Washington state cannabis retailer charged with illegally offering free samples

Washington state regulators claim that a marijuana store in Lacey gave undercover officers the opportunity to take free samples and try the product in an unlicensed portion of the building. Enforcement officers with the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) searched the building containing Dank’s Wonder Emporium last month after receiving complaints, The Olympian reported. LCB spokesman […]

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Chart: Dozens of marijuana licenses at risk after Oregon inspections

More than a quarter of Oregon’s outdoor recreational marijuana producers had deficiencies or potential compliance violations in their harvest processes, according to the results of Operation Good Harvest – the state’s effort to observe and inspect the 2018 outdoor cannabis harvest. Of the 354 licensed outdoor recreational grow sites inspected by the Oregon Liquor Control […]

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Oregon needs one separate agency to regulate cannabis, report finds

Oregon’s cannabis industry needs to be regulated by one independent agency instead of three separate bodies, according to a report drafted by the Oregon Cannabis Commission. The study concluded that having the marijuana industry regulated by three government agencies creates the potential for conflict and an inconsistent vision, the Salem Statesman Journal reported. Cultivators, in particular, […]

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Oregon recreational cannabis sales soar as prices continue to drop

Rampant overproduction in Oregon’s market for legal, recreational marijuana has produced a 50% drop in prices, according to recent estimates by state economists. The widely documented collapse has been tough on cannabis businesses such as cultivators and retailers – but a boon for consumers. “The real economic impact from recreational marijuana will come not from the […]

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Week in Review: OR cannabis firms owe the tax man, Ohio nears MMJ sales & some MI cities ban rec businesses

Oregon cannabis businesses fall behind on their tax obligations, Ohio inches closer to launching its tardy medical marijuana program, and some Michigan cities are prohibiting adult-use MJ companies. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. Oregon tax crunch Oregon marijuana businesses may owe the state up to $15.7 […]

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Oregon cannabis businesses might owe $15.7 million in back state taxes

Some Oregon marijuana business owners – hit with falling prices and slim margins – are struggling to pay state taxes on their sales. According to Eugene TV station KVAL, 176 marijuana businesses owe the Oregon Department of Revenue $15.7 million in unpaid taxes. Oregon’s revenue department says at least 10 businesses owe more than $600,000 each in […]

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Medical cannabis cardholders, growers dropping off in Oregon

Medical marijuana patients and growers across Oregon are abandoning the state’s MMJ program, according to reports. Licensed medical marijuana companies are increasingly up against a combination of legislative red tape and a different kind of market force: the convenience of recreational retail sales. The number of patients registered with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) […]

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