Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Massachusetts rec logjam, Pennsylvania MMJ grower licensees & Oregon testing woes

Bart Schaneman  | June 23, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

Massachusetts lawmakers propose an overhaul to a voter-approved measure to legalize recreational cannabis, Pennsylvania awards 12 medical marijuana cultivation licenses, and Oregon continues to have MJ testing issues.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Report: Contaminated cannabis still passing Oregon tests

Bart Schaneman  | June 19, 2017

Despite strict efforts by Oregon regulators to keep pesticide-tainted marijuana from reaching store shelves, some contaminated cannabis is still slipping past the state’s testing labs.

The Oregonian, the state’s largest newspaper, recently conducted a study to determine the success of Oregon’s testing program in halting the sale of tainted marijuana.

The newspaper …

Cannabis organizations merge to create certification group

Bart Schaneman  | June 7, 2017

The Organic Cannabis Association and the Ethical Cannabis Alliance have merged into a new organization: the Cannabis Certification Council.

According to a news release, the council’s mission will be to independently certify cannabis products as organic and “fairly produced.” The new organization will issue seals that businesses can use to market products.

The Organic Cannabis …

Week in Review: WV process begins, Oregon medical cannabis lifeline & possible Florida license increase

John Schroyer  | May 26, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman

West Virginia starts developing a medical marijuana blueprint, Oregon’s MMJ industry may get a shot in the arm, and Florida could issue more business licenses under its existing CBD-focused program.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Chart: Oregon’s medical marijuana industry slumping

Eli McVey  | May 8, 2017

By Eli McVey

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries and registered patients in Oregon is plunging now that the state’s recreational cannabis industry is fully operational, casting a cloud of uncertainty over the MMJ program’s future.

Week in Review: Oregon wine spat, MT medical marijuana rules & Canada’s black-market growers

Bart Schaneman  | April 28, 2017

By Bart Schaneman, John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Oregon vineyard owners sue to halt nearby marijuana cultivation, Montana nears approval of a medical cannabis regulatory framework, and the chair of Canada’s legalization task force welcomes black-market growers.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.