Oregon Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Licensed Oregon marijuana business hit with federal conspiracy charges

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 […]

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Oregon to inspect outdoor cannabis harvests in response to federal law enforcement pressure

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 […]

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Week in Review: California assails unregulated marijuana, Oregon halts licensing & Michigan’s MMJ travails

California gets federal money to combat unregulated marijuana growers, Oregon suspends its cannabis licensing process in the face of a product glut, and Michigan extends a medical MJ permitting deadline. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Federal ‘Trojan horse’? A cannabis industry insider is suspicious […]

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Oregon to suspend processing of new recreational cannabis licenses

In response to Oregon’s oversupplied recreational marijuana market and a backlog of applications, state regulators will temporarily discontinue processing new adult-use licenses effective June 15. Marijuana businesses in Oregon have experienced plummeting wholesale cannabis prices – they’ve dropped as low as $50 a pound for flower – and the move to keep new businesses from […]

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Oregon cannabis growers slashing prices amid massive oversupply

With more cannabis being grown in Oregon than sold, growers have dropped wholesale prices and some are scaling back production or getting out of the market. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission said retailers sold only 108,330 pounds of usable recreational marijuana last year, leaving 891,670 pounds in the pipeline to be stored for later sales or […]

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Week in Review: Ohio cannabis real estate woes, Missouri ballot measures & Oregon legal jitters

Ohio medical marijuana companies spend thousands on real estate while awaiting licenses, Missouri MMJ businesses eye ballot measures that would prove most business-friendly, and Oregon’s top federal prosecutor calls out the state’s excess cannabis output. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Waiting for Godot No […]

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Oregon’s US attorney ‘frustrated’ with state’s cannabis overproduction

The top federal prosecutor in Oregon is taking aim at the state’s overproduction of marijuana. Billy Williams, the U.S. attorney for Oregon, issued guidelines for cannabis enforcement in response to the Justice Department’s decision to rescind a key marijuana protection earlier this year, according to The Oregonian. The newspaper noted that federal prosecutors will crack down […]

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Lawsuit settled over fiery blast at Oregon marijuana extraction facility

The lawsuit filed by a construction worker who was badly burned after an explosion and fire at an Oregon marijuana extraction facility has been settled. Jacob Magley filed an $8.9 million suit in February 2017 against Jason Oei and William “Chris” West, who leased the Astoria building for growing marijuana and manufacturing butane hash oil, […]

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Week in Review: Pennsylvania flower sales, Oregon’s cannabis surplus & MassRoots’ big losses

Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis dispensaries get the OK to sell flower for vaping, Oregon’s marijuana glut is hurting the state’s smaller growers, and MassRoots reveals that its losses widened to $44 million in 2017. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Positive in Pennsylvania The announcement that […]

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Oregon marijuana oversupply driving out small farmers, lowering prices

Oregon cannabis farmers grew three times the amount of product consumers purchased last year, small cultivation operations are going out of business and dispensaries across the state are closing up shop or selling out. That’s the scene that two dozen cannabis industry professionals painted of Oregon’s marijuana market, according to Willamette Week, a Portland-based alternative weekly. […]

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Marijuana companies face new regulations, oversight tied to water use

With summer looming, marijuana growers from California to Massachusetts will confront untried regulations and potentially greater enforcement of water-related rules. The development is likely to spread as more states legalize cannabis, presenting MJ growers with additional regulatory oversight and costs. State and local water officials in California – where regulators and growers are trying a […]

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