Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oregon marijuana retailers busted in underage-sales sting

Nearly 20% of state-licensed marijuana retailers in a recent undercover operation sold cannabis to underage buyers, according to Oregon authorities. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission told The Oregonian that 16 of 86 shops sold marijuana to people younger than 21 during decoy visits in December. The agency issued citations to the violating stores, which also […]

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Colorado marijuana edibles maker Wana Brands expands into Arizona

As the first step of a plan to expand into six marijuana states in 2018, edibles maker Wana Brands has established a presence in Arizona.

According to a news release, the Colorado company’s gummies are now available in medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state.

Wana Brands’ products will be manufactured and distributed through an agreement with AltMed Arizona.

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Jesce Horton steps down as director of Minority Cannabis Business Association

Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, a founding member and longtime leader of the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) has resigned as the organization’s executive director and board chair.

Jesce Horton, 34, who helped found the MCBA  in 2015, tendered his resignation last month, according to a Jan. 8 news release from the organization.

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Industry insiders, state officials in recreational cannabis markets vow to stay the course

Prominent figures from the nine recreational marijuana markets in the United States reacted defiantly to the announcement that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is throwing out Obama-era protections for the legalized cannabis industry. From Alaska to Maine, industry insiders in states with legal adult-use programs and politicians from both sides of the aisle spoke out against the action. But […]

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Multistate marijuana testing lab company announces acquisition in California

Oregon-based cannabis testing firm Evio Labs said it’s acquiring competitor C3 Labs in Berkeley, California, which will give it a presence in the Bay Area to go with its labs in Southern California and north of Sacramento. Evio operates 10 testing labs in five states: four in Oregon, two in California, two in Florida and […]

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Oregon marijuana company tries to grow brand through cycling sponsorship

As more and more marijuana companies look for ways to get their brand name out in front of the public, an Oregon cannabis business has decided one way to do that is to sponsor a local cycling team. Oregon-based cultivator Grown Rogue is backing the Portland Olympia Beer Cycling Team, according to a news release. The […]

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Neo-Nazi charges spur Oregon marijuana lab executive’s exit

The founder and executive director of a state-licensed cannabis testing lab in Eugene, Oregon, is stepping down amid allegations she is a neo-Nazi supporter. Bethany Sherman also plans to sell the OG Analytical testing lab she founded in 2013, according to The Oregonian. Her actions follow allegations by a local Antifa group that she and Matthew L. […]

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Week in Review: New Jersey rec MJ legalization, Indiana hemp chaos & cannabis + wine

New Jersey’s governor-elect appoints a marijuana advocate to a key position, Indiana hemp retailers are ordered to remove CBD products from their shelves, and an Oregon judge allows a vineyard’s lawsuit against a planned cannabis grow to continue. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Keeping […]

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Wine grower’s lawsuit against Oregon cannabis operation to proceed

An Oregon lawsuit to halt a planned marijuana cultivation site because of potentially detrimental cannabis smells will continue. Yamhill County Judge John Collins has denied a motion to dismiss Momtazi Family vineyard’s complaint that marijuana odors would damage wine grapes with “foul-smelling particles.” According to the Capital Press, prospective cannabis cultivators Steven, Mary and Richard Wagner had asked the […]

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Cannabis online platform raises $10 million

LeafLink, an online inventory and ordering platform for marijuana businesses, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Nosara Capital, a London-based venture capital firm, according to a LeafLink news release. Nosara was joined by previous LeafLink investors from both inside and outside the cannabis space, such as Lerer Hippeau Ventures, […]

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Multistate marijuana testing firm expanding into Oregon

Steep Hill, one of the largest U.S. cannabis testing labs, is expanding into Oregon – a move that will give the company a presence in eight states. The California-based company has licensed its brand and testing technology to a local Oregon partner, Dr. Carl Balog, an anesthesiologist who already owns a medical toxicology lab, according […]

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