Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Recreational marijuana home delivery kicks off in Oregon

Oregon’s recreational marijuana businesses are leading the way in the U.S. rec industry with a new service: delivery of adult-use cannabis to a customer’s home.

According to Portland TV station KGW, rec marijuana customers can now order from licensed dealers and have product delivered to their home.

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Report: Oregon marijuana industry has $1.2B economic impact

Oregon’s cannabis industry has produced an economic impact of more than $1 billion, according to a new report. The report, by economist and marijuana business insider Beau Whitney, found that the Oregon cannabis market created more than 12,500 jobs with an average wage of $12.13 an hour, which translates into roughly $1.2 billion in economic activity […]

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Oregon’s recreational marijuana chief resigns

The top regulator in charge of Oregon’s recreational marijuana program is stepping down, adding to a growing trend of cannabis overseers who are leaving the industry for the private sector. Rob Patridge said in a news release Tuesday he is resigning as chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to take a position at an unidentified […]

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OR lawmakers aim to pre-empt any marijuana crackdown by feds

Oregon state legislators are trying to head the federal government off at the pass. To keep the federal government from potentially seizing cannabis consumers’ personal data, a bipartisan committee of Oregon lawmakers proposed legislation that would require marijuana businesses to destroy customer information within 48 hours after receiving it. The measure will receive its first […]

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Lawsuit: Ex-OR official bilked investors in marijuana business

In what is shaping up to be a cautionary tale for would-be cannabis industry investors, a former county commissioner from Oregon is being sued for allegedly scamming financial backers out of more than $200,000 to ostensibly fund a marijuana business. Former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal is the target of the suit, which seeks $529,000 […]

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Chart: License delays plaguing Portland, Oregon, recreational cannabis businesses

By Eli McVey Fighting a slow-moving bureaucracy, the overwhelming majority of companies seeking recreational marijuana business licenses in Portland, Oregon, are stuck in various stages of the city’s application process. It’s a frustrating and potentially disastrous scenario for many entrepreneurs hoping to enter the state’s largest cannabis market.

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Recreational marijuana states undeterred by hints of federal crackdown

By John Schroyer Despite ominous overtones from the White House, the eight states that have legalized recreational cannabis are proceeding full-bore, whether it’s with running their existing programs or preparing to launch new ones. Governors and attorneys general responded in unison: They’ll honor voters’ wishes and conduct business as usual while awaiting specific policies.

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Week in Review: Seniors + MMJ, Oregon faces changes & Cannabis Caucus debuts

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer A medical marijuana company in New York lands a nursing home deal, Oregon may align the state’s MMJ and recreational programs under one regulator, and the Congressional Cannabis Caucus officially launches. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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Oregon mulls putting medical, rec cannabis under one regulator

Oregon lawmakers are considering putting the state’s medical and adult-use marijuana programs under the oversight of one regulatory agency. The move would put Oregon in the same company as its neighbor to the north, Washington state. According to the Blue Mountain Eagle, the co-chairwomen of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Marijuana Regulation have offered bills that […]

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OR regulator warns rec cannabis businesses for lax record keeping

Recreational marijuana businesses in Oregon that do not use the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system could lose their licenses or face fines. Steve Marks, executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, delivered that warning Thursday to cannabis cultivators and retailers, noting that roughly 20% of the state’s 900 license holders are not keeping their seed-to-sale tracking […]

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Marijuana extraction firm faces $9 million suit for role in blast

An $8.9 million lawsuit filed by an Oregon construction worker who was badly burned in a butane hash oil processing explosion highlights the personal and financial risks faced by marijuana extraction companies – especially those that perform solvent-based extraction – and the need for industry safety standards. Jacob Magley is suing Higher Level Concentrates, a cannabis […]

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