Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

MMJ Influence: Groups Say Medical Cannabis Was Big Factor in Oregon AG Race

If you’re wondering whether the medical marijuana community has enough political clout to sway an election, look to Oregon. Two pro-MMJ groups and a wealthy executive who supports medical cannabis appear to have had a hand in the decisive victory of Ellen Rosenblum in the Democratic primary for the state attorney general position. While it’s […]

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Downsizing of Oregon Marijuana Cultivation Sites, Dip in Cannabis Patients Signal New Trend for MMJ?

What’s the long-term impact of the federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana businesses? Look to Oregon, where last year’s MMJ raids have created a chilling effect, particularly for individuals and companies growing medical marijuana. The Associated Press reported this week that large cannabis grows in the state have downsized in recent months, hoping to avoid […]

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Weekly Wrapup: West Coast Raids, East Coast Progress and Pot Reality Show Debut Date

Given the avalanche of negative news surrounding medical cannabis last week, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the industry was crumbling at its very foundation. At least in the western United States. After a widespread crackdown this fall in California, the federal government shifted its focus to Washington and Montana, conducting roughly two dozen raids […]

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New Oregon Business Turns Patient-Provided Cannabis into Edibles, Topicals

Here’s a novel idea for a medical marijuana company: Make edibles and smokeless products with pot provided by patients themselves. Canna Kitchen & Research in Albany, Oregon, is doing just that, promising to let patients drop off their own cannabis one day and pick it up another in the form of cooking oil, tea, salves […]

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Oregon Patients Paying $100 More for Medical Marijuana Cards

Starting this week, patients in Oregon will have to pay an extra $100 to obtain or renew medical marijuana cards each year – a move that could restrict the industry’s long-term growth but fill the state’s coffers in the short term. Patients who want medical marijuana card are now being charged $200 each year, double […]

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Oregon State Police Harass Card-Carrying Patients Leaving a Medical Marijauna Clinic

Late last week, an Oregon State trooper staked out 45th Parallel, a medical marijuana clinic near the Idaho border.  Apparently the trooper issued citations to people as they left the building, including a $1000 ticket for  “residue” on a used pipe.   Elvy Musikkam, famous in MMJ circles as one of only four US citizens currently […]

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Pot-Focused Hydroponics ‘Superstore’ Plans Rapid Expansion, IPO

A California hydroponics company is hoping to become one of the first major nationwide chains in the medical marijuana industry, announcing plans to open dozens of stores in several states. Oakland-based weGrow said it has sold out all of its franchise rights for stores in Arizona, Delaware, New Mexico and Washington D.C. It’s also poised […]

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