Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oregon cannabis regulators consider stiffening noncompliance penalties

Oregon is calling out licensed recreational marijuana operators who fail to follow the law. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which regulates the state’s legal cannabis industry, noted at its monthly meeting that there “remains significant noncompliance by marijuana licensees failing to abide by the state’s laws and rules.” According to a news release, the […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: German medical cannabis contracts, CBD self-regulation, MMJ group’s bank account closed & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: MAKING IT OFFICIAL: Contracts between Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices and the three companies it tentatively selected to cultivate and distribute its medical cannabis could be formalized as early as Wednesday after a mandatory 10-day appeals process expires. […]

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Oregon lawmakers reject plan to restrict recreational cannabis supply

The Oregon Senate shot down a plan to limit the state’s supply of legal, adult-use marijuana, which would have benefited cannabis companies with an established foothold in the state. The proposal was a response to a rampant oversupply of marijuana that’s caused prices in the state to plummet. The measure would have allowed the state […]

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Another California marijuana testing lab accused of falsifying results

Another California cannabis testing lab has been accused by a former employee of misrepresenting marijuana potency numbers. The allegation emerged because of a legal dispute between Oregon-based Green Leaf Lab, which also has a facility in Sacramento, and competitor 2 River Labs, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. Only three months earlier, a different Sacramento marijuana […]

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Ancillary marijuana companies hit by declining economies pivot to emerging MJ markets

Tumbling wholesale cannabis prices in some markets are devastating plant-touching operators and generating negative fallout for ancillary companies that provide services and products to those businesses. In order for supplementary companies such as accountants, consultants and security firms to continue to grow and maintain healthy revenue streams, some owners are looking to emerging cannabis markets […]

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Chart: Adult-use marijuana sales spike 7% on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just an opportunity to express love, it’s also an opportunity to spend – a trend that is reflected in retail marijuana expenditures in several adult-use markets. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that total 2019 spending on Valentine’s Day gifts in the United States would exceed $20 billion, making the holiday No. 3 […]

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US attorney warns Oregon against interstate marijuana export plan

The U.S. attorney for Oregon has warned against a proposal to permit local cannabis companies to export crops and products to other states. U.S. Attorney Billy Williams reiterated on Thursday the fact that transporting marijuana across state lines is a federal crime. Williams is determined to crack down on out-of-state diversion in Oregon, which is beset by […]

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Is proposed Oregon marijuana export plan a solution to state’s cannabis glut – or a pipe dream?

The head of an Oregon marijuana trade group hopes to convince state legislators to permit local cannabis companies to export crops and products to other states, but MJ attorneys said the plan faces huge legal obstacles. To shrink Oregon’s massive marijuana surplus, Adam Smith, the founder of the Craft Cannabis Alliance, is working with state lawmakers […]

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Study: Oregon would double marijuana supply if all producer licenses allotted

A new study of the economics of Oregon’s recreational cannabis industry shows the state would nearly double its cannabis supply if regulators approved all pending producer applications, which could potentially strain an already glutted market. Oregon’s market has struggled with oversupply issues, driving prices down for adult-use cannabis growers and attracting pressure from federal regulators […]

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Audit says Oregon marijuana regulators fail to meet basic standards

A new audit released by the Oregon Secretary of State examined the state’s regulation of the cannabis market and concluded that regulators are coming up short in a number of areas. The audit is the first detailed look at cannabis regulation in Oregon since voters approved the legalization of adult-use marijuana in 2014, the Oregonian […]

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WA ponders allowing small marijuana growers to sell direct to consumers

Washington state will consider allowing small cannabis farmers to sell directly to consumers, similar to what’s allowed for wineries, breweries and distilleries, according to the state’s top marijuana regulator. The move, if approved by regulators, would give smaller growers a financial shot in the arm through increased sales – and could spur other states to follow […]

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