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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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Week in Review: MJBizConNEXT in New Orleans, OR preps for future interstate MJ potentials, NV cannabis board & more

The cannabis industry descends on New Orleans to explore emerging trends at MJBizConNEXT, Oregon lawmakers pass a bill that would empower it to make agreements with other states for the transfer of marijuana, Nevada creates a cannabis control board and says no to social use licensing for now – plus other important news from around the industry. […]

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Chart: Marijuana store density surpasses Starbucks & McDonald’s in many mature cannabis markets

As competition between cannabis retailers grows, so does the number of stores in mature markets, where the relative density of marijuana shops has surpassed that of Starbucks in many. The recently released Marijuana Business Factbook estimates that in Denver and Portland, Oregon, for example, marijuana retailers outnumber Starbucks by close to double, while in Anchorage, Alaska – […]

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Oregon lawmakers prepare for possible interstate marijuana commerce

The Oregon House passed a bill that would empower the governor to enter agreements with other states for the transfer of marijuana, a prospect that could significantly help MJ businesses in the state that have been dealing with a massive cannabis surplus. The 43-16 vote came after the leader of minority Republicans urged passage of […]

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Oregon marijuana regulators could soon have the ability to deny new grow licenses

Oregon’s oversupply of cannabis has prompted lawmakers to attempt to give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission more leeway to deny new cultivation licenses based on supply and demand. A bill that passed the Senate and is now before the House would not only reduce the huge surplus but would prevent diversion of unsold legal marijuana into the […]

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Major Oregon cannabis retailer Nectar hit with $4M suit over store purchase

Nectar, a prominent Oregon marijuana company with 18 stores statewide, has been sued for allegedly failing to pay $955,000 for its purchase of Rose City Buds & Flower, a cannabis retailer in the community of Aloha near Portland. The breach-of-contract suit, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, asks for $4 million in damages, […]

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Oregon bill to allow marijuana social use lounges hits dead end

A measure to legalize cannabis social consumption lounges in Oregon will not move forward, according to an industry advocate. The last major legislative action taken on Senate Bill 639 was a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Business and General Government at the end of February. Since then, the deadline to vote the bill […]

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Cannabis firm Indus acquires multistate concentrate, vaporizer brand for $20M

California marijuana supplier Indus Holdings expanded its operations to Nevada and Oregon by signing an agreement to acquire the assets of W The Brand, a manufacturer and distributor of marijuana concentrates, cartridges and disposable pens, for $20 million in stock and cash. Here’s what you need to know: Salinas-based Indus will gain a 24,000-square-foot cultivation […]

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Oregon marijuana company reaches agreement in suit with former partner

Oregrown, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Bend, Oregon, settled a dispute with former grower and business partner Justin Crawn. The company agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against Crawn, including all court fees and outstanding claims. The Bend Bulletin reports that the original suit filed by Oregrown in August sought $2.7 million in damages. Crawn […]

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