Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

AG’s letter to Oregon governor highlights illicit marijuana sector

Following similar letters to two other governors, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown noting that her state’s legal marijuana businesses haven’t slowed the illicit marijuana market. Sessions was responding to an April letter from Brown and the governors of Colorado, Washington state and Alaska that asked the Justice and Treasury departments […]

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Golden Leaf buys Oregon marijuana business Chalice Farms

In a deal combining two Oregon marijuana businesses, Golden Leaf Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire Chalice Farms, a vertically integrated company that operates four medical and adult-use retail outlets. The acquisition is the latest sweeping through the cannabis industry. Golden Leaf, which produces and distributes marijuana flower and oil goods through its subsidiaries, will […]

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Report: Contaminated cannabis still passing Oregon tests

Despite strict efforts by Oregon regulators to keep pesticide-tainted marijuana from reaching store shelves, some contaminated cannabis is still slipping past the state’s testing labs. The Oregonian, the state’s largest newspaper, recently conducted a study to determine the success of Oregon’s testing program in halting the sale of tainted marijuana. The newspaper purchased a small […]

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Cannabis organizations merge to create certification group

The Organic Cannabis Association and the Ethical Cannabis Alliance have merged into a new organization: the Cannabis Certification Council. According to a news release, the council’s mission will be to independently certify cannabis products as organic and “fairly produced.” The new organization will issue seals that businesses can use to market products. The Organic Cannabis […]

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Investors pump up to $80 million into Oregon marijuana startups

Investors have pumped tens of millions of dollars into the Oregon cannabis industry, according to a state senator who sits on the Oregon Marijuana Regulation Committee. He estimated that investments total between $60 million and $80 million. And that’s only in the last six months, Sen. Floyd Propanski told Northwest Public Radio. “The numbers we just […]

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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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