Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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Golden Leaf buys Oregon marijuana business Chalice Farms

In a deal combining two Oregon marijuana businesses, Golden Leaf Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire Chalice Farms, a vertically integrated company that operates four medical and adult-use retail outlets. The acquisition is the latest sweeping through the cannabis industry. Golden Leaf, which produces and distributes marijuana flower and oil goods through its subsidiaries, will […]

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Report: Contaminated cannabis still passing Oregon tests

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 purchased a small […]

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Cannabis organizations merge to create certification group

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 […]

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Investors pump up to $80 million into Oregon marijuana startups

Investors have pumped tens of millions of dollars into the Oregon cannabis industry, according to a state senator who sits on the Oregon Marijuana Regulation Committee. He estimated that investments total between $60 million and $80 million. And that’s only in the last six months, Sen. Floyd Propanski told Northwest Public Radio. “The numbers we just […]

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