Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oregon marijuana regulations about to undergo major changes

Oregon medical marijuana growers and processors could soon have direct access to the burgeoning adult-use market under a bill that aims to move MMJ under the purview of the regulatory agency that oversees recreational cannabis. According to The (Bend) Bulletin, Senate Bill 1057 authorizes the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to: Begin permitting MMJ growers and processors so […]

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MJ firm owners charged with felony for Oregon extraction blast

The owners of an Astoria, Oregon, marijuana processor were indicted in a county circuit court on charges of felony assault and misdemeanor reckless endangerment after their business experienced a butane-extraction explosion in October, seriously injuring a worker at the facility. The Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis said he believes the indictment is the first Oregon state prosecution […]

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Chart: Oregon’s medical marijuana industry slumping

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.

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Oregon marijuana company fined $5,300 over butane explosion

Oregon regulators fined Higher Level Concentrates $5,300 for workplace safety violations following a butane-extraction explosion last year that landed one man in a Portland burn ward. The Oregonian reported that Oregon OSHA fined the extraction company, which is based in in Astoria, for failure to: Ventilate the building Have an adequate electrical system Obtain city permits […]

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Oregon signals more inspections of marijuana cultivation sites

An adviser to Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown said state inspections of cannabis cultivation sites will become more frequent now that additional facilities have been licensed. Speaking with local officials in southwestern Oregon, Jeff Rhoades didn’t offer any details about how inspections would be increased, the Grants Pass Daily Courier reported. According to the newspaper, only […]

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Oregon vineyard owners sue to halt nearby cannabis cultivation

Oregon vineyard owners in the heart of the state’s wine region filed a lawsuit asking a judge to ban a neighbor from cultivating marijuana, complaining that the smell of cannabis could drift over and taint their grapes. The suit could foreshadow a larger issue: Will expanding cannabis cultivation, particularly in states such as California and Oregon, cause […]

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Oregon OKs bill to protect rec marijuana industry from feds

To protect the state’s recreational marijuana industry from a federal crackdown, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill that prevents rec retail businesses from storing private data about customers’ identities or purchases. The new law is designed to shield adult-use marijuana consumers by barring retailers from sharing or keeping their personal data. Oregon marijuana retailers […]

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Oregon issues first recall for tainted recreational marijuana

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) announced its first recall of pesticide-tainted recreational cannabis, a situation that underscores the need for reliable record keeping and clear communication about contaminated products. The commission said in a news release that samples of Blue Magoo cannabis grown by Emerald Wave Estate tested positive for excess levels of pyrethrins, a […]

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Pacific Northwest marijuana investment network set to launch

Cannabis-related companies in Alaska, Oregon and Washington seeking capital may find some investors through the Cannabis Investment Network, an organization launching this week that aims to connect marijuana firms with financial backers. Cannabis Investment Network (CIN) is hoping to serve smaller-scale firms that are looking to raise from $500,000 to $3 million, according to a […]

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