There’s one major pain point for Oregon marijuana business owners that eclipses all others: a supply glut caused by too much cannabis and insufficient demand. The surplus of wholesale cannabis has shifted the dynamics of the state’s MJ industry. It has forced growers to cut costs and eliminate staff. And it has created a buyer’s […]Read More
A new report on Oregon’s marijuana industry sheds more light on the massive oversupply there and the huge illegal trade across state lines, issues that need to be addressed immediately, the state’s top federal law enforcement official said. The report “confirms what we already know – (the industry) is out of control,” Oregon U.S. Attorney […]Read More
State legislators from across the nation are urging Congress to allow states to regulate cannabis without federal interference, according to lawmakers from Oregon who crafted the decree. The legislators also want Congress to help state-legal marijuana businesses access banking services. In a joint statement, the Oregon state senators said a directive they crafted was approved […]Read More
The Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs on China is expected to have a direct impact on several sectors of the marijuana industry – in particular, cannabis vaporizer companies. Others likely to be affected include: Cultivation operations that want to expand their greenhouse facilities. Growers that need to buy lighting equipment. Brands that purchase packaging from […]Read More
Oregon regulators cited seven cannabis businesses for a variety of infractions, such as failing to comply with the state traceability system and neglecting to keep proper surveillance records. According to Oregon Cannabis Connection, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) imposed penalties on the following businesses: Lunchbox Alchemy will pay a $1,485 fine or have its recreational marijuana […]Read More
OutCo, a cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and retail company in Southern California, marked a milestone May 7: It harvested its final crop grown under high-pressure sodium lights.
The company needed a couple of years to transition from the powerful but power-sucking HPS lights used by most commercial growers today to more expensive – but more efficient – LED lights.Read More
Medical marijuana programs in states that went on to legalize adult-use cannabis are suffering.
Data from MMJ programs in Colorado, Oregon and Nevada – the only states with both an active recreational marijuana industry and a pre-existing MMJ patient database – shows patient counts steadily declining in the months and years following the launch of each state’s adult-use market.Read More
The agency overseeing Oregon’s medical marijuana industry conceded in a report it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry.Read More
The Oregon Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by county commissioners in southern Oregon, a prime marijuana-growing part of the state, to reinstate restrictions on commercial cannabis production. The appeals court’s dismissal without comment Wednesday of the Josephine County commissioners’ case marks the latest step in the struggle between growers trying to protect their businesses and […]Read More
A licensed cannabis retailer in Oregon is the target of federal conspiracy charges alleging the business used an illegal credit card scheme to bankroll its operations. It is the first high-profile case to arise from Oregon U.S. Attorney Billy Williams’ recent focus on illegal diversion of Oregon-grown marijuana. Williams has voiced concerns related to the state’s massive marijuana […]Read More
Oregon regulators’ plan to observe and inspect the coming outdoor cannabis harvest will inconvenience many growers, but some industry watchers conclude it shouldn’t be much of an added financial burden. Here are the basics surrounding the issue: The federal government – in particular, the U.S. attorney for Oregon – is scrutinizing Oregon’s MJ industry due […]Read More
A group of mayors has formed a coalition to push for marijuana reform at the national level, including provisions that would allow banks to work with state-legal MJ businesses. The mayors, from six cities so far, also want to allow cannabis business owners to take tax deductions similar to those used by other companies. Denver Mayor Michael […]Read More
- June 4, 2019
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