Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oregon cannabis sales soar along Idaho border

Marijuana sales in Oregon near the Idaho border are 420% the statewide average, according to a report by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. The report also showed stronger marijuana sales for Washington state along its border with Idaho in 2019 than along its borders with Oregon or Canada. State economist Josh Lehner said that […]

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Week in Review: Illinois adult-use marijuana market starts with $3M+ day, OR rule might limit cannabis permits, Nevada lab closes & more

Licensed recreational cannabis sales begin in Illinois, a new Oregon rule could possibly curtail the number of marijuana licenses in the state, Nevada shutters a testing lab – and more of the week’s top MJ business news.   Illinois hits 77,000-plus transactions on first day of legal adult-use MJ sales The newest U.S. recreational marijuana market kicked […]

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Oregon to prohibit CBD in alcoholic drinks

An Oregon agency on Friday said it will ban CBD in alcoholic beverages, a blow to marijuana and hemp companies in or planning to enter this growing field. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will prohibit the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages containing CBD. The new rule takes effect Jan. 1, though the first month […]

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Marijuana tech

Consumers shopping at cannabis stores in California are being encouraged by a state agency to use their smartphone cameras to scan a quick response (QR) code to confirm the retailers are licensed.

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Week in Review: Landmark cannabis vote by US House committee, first MI adult-use licenses, vitamin E acetate vape additive bans & more

A key U.S. House panel makes history by passing a federal cannabis legalization bill, Michigan reveals its first adult-use license winners, two states finalize bans on vitamin E acetate as an additive in vaporizer products and more of the week’s top cannabis news. Panel casts first-ever US House vote to federally legalize MJ In a […]

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Adult-use marijuana taxes

Glen Klinkhart was installed as interim director of the agency that regulates legal cannabis and alcohol in the state.

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Experts suggest recent marijuana industry layoffs are part of a reality check; more job cuts expected

Anyone paying attention to cannabis business headlines has noticed what on its face seems a disturbing trend: At least half a dozen large companies recently announced layoffs, perhaps suggesting there’s financial trouble surrounding the marijuana industry. But those headlines don’t reveal the full story, several industry watchers told Marijuana Business Daily. Rather, recent layoffs are a […]

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Michigan marijuana firm raises a total of $25 million

C3 Industries, a cannabis producer and retailer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, raised $16.5 million in private financing, allowing it to expand into existing markets and enter a new one. C3, which has raised more than $25 million this year, including the last financing round, said Monday it plans to expand operations in Massachusetts, Michigan […]

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Curaleaf amends Cura Partners marijuana deal; antitrust hurdle cleared

Curaleaf, a Massachusetts-based, multistate cannabis operator, is amending the terms of its pending acquisition of Cura Partners because of changing market conditions. Curaleaf, which initially announced the proposed deal in May for an estimated price of almost $1 billion, will now issue 55 million of its shares instead of the original 95.6 million shares in the […]

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Cannabis farmers in Western states report large crop yields, only minor challenges

Cannabis growers in California, Oregon and Washington state say they are enjoying a robust outdoor harvest, with strong crop yields, high-quality flower and market prices well above last year’s depressed levels. Growers in the Western United States have been reporting higher overall prices, so this turnaround in the market coupled with higher yields likely will make […]

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Chart: How medical cannabis programs fare in states with recreational markets

The legalization of recreational cannabis can put a big dent in a state’s pre-existing medical marijuana market. Patient counts in Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon – the only states with both an active recreational marijuana industry and a pre-existing MMJ patient database – have all suffered in the months and years since the launch of […]

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