Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Oregon group aims to return cannabis retailer’s charitable donation

An Oregon group is looking to return a $25,000 donation given to a youth water park project because it’s from a recreational marijuana business, underscoring the difficulties marijuana companies can face when it comes to charitable giving. Hotbox Farms, a marijuana retailer in Huntington, Oregon, made the donation to Friends of the Aquatic Center in […]

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Oregon slashes daily purchase limits for medical cannabis patients

In a bid to stem the flow of marijuana product to the black market, Oregon regulators have ordered a steep cut over the next six months in the amount of cannabis that medical MJ patients can buy on a daily basis. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) last Thursday reduced purchasing limits for Medical Marijuana […]

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Oregon county seeks state financial help to curb illegal cannabis firms

A county sheriff in southwest Oregon is asking for money from the state to investigate illegal marijuana operations, saying his department lacks the resources to do so. Any closure of illegal operators could benefit licensed MJ businesses, which often are undercut by such enterprises. Shutting down illegal cultivators also would reduce supplies. Josephine County Sheriff […]

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Oregon judge tosses racketeering claim against medical marijuana grower

A federal judge in Oregon dismissed racketeering claims made by a neighborhood group that a nearby licensed marijuana cultivation facility created a “skunk-like” smell, diminished real estate values and interfered with the enjoyment of their properties. U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane ruled the plaintiffs – a group of five neighbors – failed to show proof […]

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Canadian firm gobbles up OR marijuana edibles maker in deal worth up to $11M

Canada-based C21 Investments continued its blistering U.S. acquisition pace, announcing Monday it is acquiring Oregon’s Grön Chocolate in a deal worth up to $11.2 million. C21 CEO Robert Cheney said in a news release that adding the upscale edibles maker is a critical addition to the vertically integrated MJ company’s strategy to aggressively compete in […]

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Study shows depth of Oregon’s cannabis glut, illegal transport

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 […]

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State legislators to Congress: Let states regulate marijuana without interference

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 […]

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How Trump’s trade battles are affecting the marijuana industry

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 […]

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Oregon regulators crack down on seven cannabis businesses

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 […]

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Sustainable cultivation practices can boost a marijuana company’s bottom line

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.

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