Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oregon cannabis retailers pulling vaping products in wake of health scare

Marijuana stores in Oregon began taking vaping products off their shelves and offering returns on previously purchased vape pens. The move comes amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illnesses and deaths tied to electronic cigarettes, the latest sign that the health-care scare is having an impact on the vaporizer industry. Vaping sales have pulled […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Marijuana racketeering suit in Oregon allowed to proceed

A federal judge in Oregon ruled that a vineyard suffered “plausibly alleged harm” from a neighboring cannabis operation and may proceed with a racketeering lawsuit. The Capital Press in Salem reported that U.S. Senior District Judge Anna Brown denied the marijuana-growing neighbor’s motion to dismiss the complaint. The judge found that Momtazi Vineyard has legal standing under […]

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Wholesale marijuana prices on upswing in more mature recreational markets, reports indicate

Wholesale cannabis prices appear on the rise in longstanding adult-use cannabis markets Colorado, Oregon and Washington state, according to two recent reports and insight from growers. The upward-trending prices seem to be increasing because of: Stronger demand and weaker supply beyond the typical summer economic dynamics. More growers going out of business. Farmers pivoting to […]

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Oregon lawmakers push bill to lift US ban on interstate marijuana exports

Two Democratic Oregon lawmakers on Thursday introduced congressional legislation to allow states, including Oregon, to export cannabis to other states with legal marijuana programs. The bill is an effort to remove the federal government’s ban on interstate shipment of marijuana, a prohibition that currently stands in the way of an Oregon cannabis export bill signed […]

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Oregon now poised to export marijuana – provided the US government lifts its MJ ban

To shrink a massive surplus of cannabis, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law a bill that would permit the state to enter into agreements to export marijuana to other states. However, such cannabis exports currently can’t be accomplished because federal law bars the interstate shipment of marijuana. The federal government must first lift its MJ prohibition for […]

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Week in Review: House votes to protect legal MJ, Acreage/Canopy shareholders decide, NY adult-use cannabis roadblock & more

The U.S. House of Representatives approves a bipartisan amendment that would shield state-legal cannabis programs from interference by the U.S. Department of Justice, Acreage and Canopy shareholders OK the planned acquisition, New York’s adult-use cannabis legislation hits a wall – plus other important news from around the industry. US House OKs provision protecting state-legal cannabis industries […]

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Oregon governor signs bill in effort to rein in marijuana oversupply

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law that enables state regulators to deny new cultivation licenses in efforts to curb a cannabis glut that has led to price crashes and illicit market sales in the state. Senate Bill 218 specifically gives the Oregon Liquor Control Commission authority to refuse to issue grower licenses […]

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