Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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California marijuana company sued over anonymous sexual assault claim

An Oregon cannabis firm sued a California competitor, alleging the company circulated anonymous social media posts designed to undermine its brand, The Oregonian reported. The suit, filed in federal court by Portland-based Cura Cannabis against Bloom Farms, claims the posts focused on a sexual assault allegation against an executive who is no longer with Cura. […]

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Oregon cannabis harvest floods market again, driving prices even lower

More than a million pounds of marijuana flooded an oversaturated Oregon market last October, keeping prices low and further straining burdened cannabis businesses. Oregon’s marijuana cultivators harvested more than 2.5 million pounds of wet cannabis last October, with 1.3 million pounds of “usable” marijuana entered into the state MJ tracking system by December. That’s down […]

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Oregon approves medical cannabis deliveries in banned areas, raises buy limits

Oregon regulators will allow medical marijuana to be delivered to patients who live in areas of the state where licensed cannabis activity is prohibited and also increase the daily purchase limits for MMJ cardholders. The rules approved by the state Liquor Control Commission go into effect Dec. 28, according to the Statesman Journal. The commission […]

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Washington state cannabis retailer charged with illegally offering free samples

Washington state regulators claim that a marijuana store in Lacey gave undercover officers the opportunity to take free samples and try the product in an unlicensed portion of the building. Enforcement officers with the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) searched the building containing Dank’s Wonder Emporium last month after receiving complaints, The Olympian reported. LCB spokesman […]

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