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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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Oregon cannabis firm is shuttered for interstate transport

Oregon’s cannabis regulator has suspended the license of an extraction company after its owner was caught with a van full of marijuana products in Nebraska. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission worked in conjunction with law enforcement to investigate and shutter Portland-based Rich Extracts for transporting cannabis across state lines. The Oregonian reported the commission revoked […]

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Oregon congressman starts pro-marijuana PAC

There’s a new political action committee dedicated to defeating members of Congress who cast votes against marijuana, a development that could aid MJ businesses through the passage of pro-cannabis legislation. The new PAC is dubbed the Cannabis Fund, and it was founded by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, the Statesman Journal reported. The Democrat […]

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Hemp State Highlight: Oregon positioned for national dominance with tested products

By Kristen Nichols

When it comes to hemp, Oregon is no little brother to its more populous neighbors to the north and south.

Washington state bans hemp production for high-value CBD products, and California is headed toward a patchwork of local hemp regulations. Meanwhile, Oregon is poised to become a national hemp leader.

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Oregon agency to get first cannabis business representative

The state agency that regulates Oregon’s cannabis sector could have its first representative with experience in the marijuana industry. According to Willamette Week, Gov. Kate Brown appointed Matt Maletis to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. His selection is contingent on Senate approval next month. Here’s what you need to know about Maletis: Earlier this year he […]

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Oregon’s marijuana regulatory agency faces state audit

The Oregon Secretary of State plans to audit the state’s recreational marijuana regulatory agency and how the program enforces cannabis rules. According to The Oregonian, the audit announcement precedes a Tuesday visit to Oregon by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who wrote to Gov. Kate Brown this summer expressing concerns that the state has been unsuccessful […]

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Colorado edibles company expands into six states, Puerto Rico

A high-selling, infused products brand in Colorado that recently expanded into California and Nevada now plans to enter four more states and Puerto Rico this year and next. Incredibles – which is manufactured by Colorado-based Medically Correct, a subsidiary of MC Brands holding company – will be on sale in Oregon and Puerto Rico by the […]

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Congressmen question DOJ’s decision to halt cannabis research

A group of congressmen from states with legal medical or recreational marijuana programs sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions challenging the Department of Justice’s move to stop researching cannabis. According to the Denver Post, Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colorado; Matt Gaetz, R-Florida; Dana Rohrabacher, R-California; and Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, cited a Washington Post report […]

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Oregon governor latest to push back against AG Sessions

Oregon’s governor and the head of the state police defended the state’s legal marijuana industry in letters to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been hinting at a crackdown on states such as Oregon that have legalized cannabis. Gov. Kate Brown noted in her letter that Sessions’ earlier communication to her referenced a draft report from Oregon State Police that […]

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Two states rebut AG Sessions’ critiques of their cannabis laws

Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a former Republican, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week asking the Department of Justice to maintain the Obama administration’s more […]

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Week in Review: Nevada marijuana promotions, MMJ banking in Florida & Sessions’ letters

By Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey A Nevada regulator threatens crackdowns on marijuana promotions, a bank in Florida is openly working with MMJ businesses, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions writes letters to governors of three recreational cannabis states. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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AG’s letter to Oregon governor highlights illicit marijuana sector

Following similar letters to two other governors, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown noting that her state’s legal marijuana businesses haven’t slowed the illicit marijuana market. Sessions was responding to an April letter from Brown and the governors of Colorado, Washington state and Alaska that asked the Justice and Treasury departments […]

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