Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oregon Dispensary Fee Proposals: $2,000-$6,000 to Obtain MMJ Business License

Dispensaries in Oregon might have to plunk down thousands of dollars to apply for and obtain a business license to operate in the state. A committee tasked with hammering out specifics of Oregon’s new dispensary law discussed the issue at a recent meeting, with members floating proposals that would put the cost of getting a […]

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Oregon Committee Hopes to Fast-Track Medical Cannabis Dispensary Regulations

A committee created to craft regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon has set an aggressive timeline for the rule-making process, saying it wants to give entrepreneurs plenty of time to read and understand the guidelines before the state begins accepting applications. The goal is to publish official rules by Feb. 1,

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Week in Review: Colorado, Washington Marijuana Rules + Oregon Medical Cannabis Dispensary Bill

The retail marijuana picture in Colorado and Washington is starting to take shape. Last week, both states moved forward with setting up an overall framework for their respective recreational cannabis industries. In Colorado, officials submitted emergency marijuana rules in order to meet a statutory deadline, while in Washington the Liquor Control Board approved proposed regulations […]

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Lawmakers in Oregon & Nevada Look to Legalize, Legitimize Cannabis Dispensaries

Bills to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries are now on the table in Oregon and Nevada – two states that have had MMJ laws on the books for years but do not technically allow storefront centers. The measures would help stabilize the situation in Oregon, where hundreds of dispensaries have cropped up anyway, and create a […]

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Grow Sites Raided, Colorado Dispensaries Close Amid Crackdown

The US government’s widespread efforts to crack down on the medical cannabis industry claimed nearly a dozen new victims this week, putting the MMJ industry on edge with the November elections quickly approaching. – In Oregon, federal agents and local and state authorities raided seven sites tied to well-known MMJ grower James Bowman, who runs […]

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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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